The highest-rated listing on AirBnB, the site that allows you to rent homes, apartments and other temporary quarters as an alternative to staying in a hotel, is a tiny house. The Mushroom Dome Cabin in Aptos, Calif., sports a loft bed under its geodesic dome roof and is in walking distance of a grove of Redwoods.

There are plenty of other tiny houses on AirBnB, so if you've ever wanted to find out whether or not you could make the ultimate commitment to radical simplicity, renting one on vacation is probably a good way to start.

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