Austin is at the heart of Texas, and as such, it is the lifeblood of activity. It is the state capital, home to the University of Texas flagship campus, and stomping grounds for an eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues, and rock. For those more nature-oriented, Austin also boasts a number of parks and lakes where one can hike, bike, swim, and boat! But even beyond all of that, the food in Austin is a melting pot of southern comfort favorites, Texas barbecue, and Mexican. It has a flavor all its own.
Few know though that the ATX boasts one of the first real tiny house “hotels”. In fact, Austin’s Original Tiny Homes Hotel offers you the opportunity to visit the big city while staying in a sustainable tiny house. Owned and managed by Roberts Communities, the tiny homes at the hotel allow you to experience the heart of Texas in a whole new way and start to see things from a new perspective.
Try It Tiny boasts a listing for no less than 6 of the homes at the Original Tiny Homes Hotel: The Austin E-17, Destiny E-16, Hope E-20, The Sabine E-15, Joy E-14, and Casa Rosa E-18. Offering nightly rates and monthly rates, the listed homes are some of the most interesting designs complete with gracious space on their site.
The Casa Rosa is one of the more popular tiny homes complete with a queen sized loft and a downstairs queen sized bed. Upon entering you get a taste of a more vintage retreat, with multiple decorations and classic style! Check out all the houses on the Try It Tiny search and decide which property is right for your next special adventure. In the meantime, have a look at our Top 5 Things To Do While In Austin.
Barton Springs Pool. Nestled in Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool is a favorite locale for visitors and residents alike. Native American settlers once believed the springs possessed spiritual healing powers, and professional travel writers still refer to Barton Springs as the soul of Austin.
State Capitol. Standing stoically in the heart of central Austin is Texas’s legislative center, the State Capitol. Opened in 1888, this pink-granite landmark stands 14 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
Sixth Street. A trip to the “Live Music Capital of the World” wouldn’t be complete without discovering some of Austin’s up-and-coming talent along Sixth Street.
Alamo Drafthouse. The Alamo serves food and beer during the film and dots their new release schedule with weird and wonderful revivals, quote-alongs of cult classics, and marathons like the Lord of the Rings feast or a screening of all eight Harry Potter movies.
Cathedral of Junk. This art attraction is located in one backyard of an otherwise quiet neighborhood in South Austin and it’s basically like Hoarders if Hoarders made you feel inspired and invigorated instead of sad.
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