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Small Studio Cabin for rent in Joshua Tree, CA

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This small studio cabin is a vacation rental in Joshua Tree, California.

The owners named it Luna Mesa and you’ll get the complete house tour right here.

The home has panoramic views of the Joshua Tree Mountains.

Here you’re literally inside the Joshua Tree National Park so you can find campgrounds, trails, and Skull Rock, which is a natural rock formation that looks like a human skull.

So let’s check out the house. I included it here because it’s unusual and- of course- quite small.

Take a look at the photos and details below then let me know what you liked best about it in the comments.

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Small Cabin for Rent in Joshua Tree California

Photo Credits Airbnb.com

Small Cabin View of Porch and Entrance

There’s plenty of outdoor space to enjoy which we all know is great to have in any kind of small home. Above you can check out the outdoor eating area and below, on the other side, is an outside lounging area.

Exterior view of Small Cabin Rental

Looks even better from a distance, doesn’t it?

Side Angle and Exterior View of Small Cabin

I like how they went with a compact refrigerator in the kitchen and of course the wonderful view while you wash the dishes. πŸ™‚

Kitchen and Gorgeous View in Small Cabin

The inside is definitely multifunctional with the living and sleeping quarters combined, just like in a hotel. That’s why I call this one a studio cabin.

Dining and Living Area in Tiny Cabin Rental

You’ve probably noticed that there are a few ways to go in and out of the house.

Studio Cabin for Rent Entrance to Studio Cabin from interior Entertainment Center in Tiny Cabin Studio Dining in Really Small Cabin

If you want to see more pictures, check out the actual listing for this home on Airbnb.com where you can also book a stay here if you want.

Bathroom in Cabin Studio



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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • Gary Zimmerman
    May 5, 2012, 6:29 pm

    Hi I liked the Idea of spending some time at that cabin. It looks great. Please let me know the particulars about renting it. How much per week,month or long term rental.
    I am a struggling artist and believe that I could be creative in a place like this.
    Gary Zimmerman
    201 N Taft Apt C
    Muncie, Indiana

    • May 5, 2012, 6:53 pm

      Hey Gary, well, this one is a vacation rental so it’s a bit pricey I think. But, you can always check to see if the owner is interested in a long-term tenant.

      If you want to contact him, you’ll have to do it through here: http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12941

  • jim sadler
    May 6, 2012, 12:05 am

    I like the idea of very tiny units, say an 8×12 configuration. But if the space is available I would build three units. One for TV and sleeping and the like. Then one for cooking and eating and perhaps laundry and yet another for crafts and hobbies or work.
    As there are some deed restrictions where a minimum floor space is required I would build a facade that connected the units so they were taken as one unit. As long as long distance moves are not anticipated it would work well. To move a short distance simply move one unit at a time and re-attach the facade.

    • May 7, 2012, 11:41 am

      Thanks for sharing your idea, Jim. I’ve thought of a similar configuration before for myself which I’d like. Three separate tiny houses on wheels- one for sleeping, one for cooking/bathing, and the other as an office. All with decks to connect them together. I have a sketch somewhere I should find and share.. But I like this because there’d be guest sleeping quarters and enough room for a family to grow. Talk to you later Jim!

  • zanouba
    May 6, 2012, 3:10 am

    Jim I love your idea! It makes me wonder if three units connected by short or long breezeways (open or enclosed) would tie the areas together to meet restriction codes. Any thoughts on this?

    I love this entire use of space in side and outside. Where I live, on the other side of the planet, people have a more interesting way of using outdoor spaces that makes those spaces like rooms. I love how it is done and plan to use it in the future.

    Great one Alex! You are working very hard for us! πŸ™‚

  • Kat
    May 6, 2012, 8:04 am

    This would be lovely for a vacation (or even permanent resident!) – I might not even mind doing the dishes with a view like that! Wonderful open space plus all the outdoor space would make for terrific relaxation. Seems the only thing that might be missing is a ‘hot tub’ – but then, with those views? Maybe it isn’t needed.

    • May 7, 2012, 11:42 am

      Thanks Kat!! I know- doing the dishes with a view like that is not bad πŸ™‚

      I believe they have a hot tube, I just didn’t include a photo of it here but if you go to the link below and scroll through you’ll run into it. Have a great day!


  • sesameB
    May 7, 2012, 1:05 pm

    This is so nice. Thanks for sharing.
    rural Arkansas, sipping real spring water

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