Now open for business, Tiny Homes Holidays is a new, ethical way to take a break on the Isle of Wight.
The Tiny Homes Holiday concept is all about downsizing your space and upsizing your free time – and living simply in a smallholding environment. It has been created by the people behind Vintage Vacations, the first Airstream caravan holidays in the UK. Like Airstreams, the tiny house movement originated in the US, among people choosing to downsize and live more simply. And the same ethos applies on the Isle of Wight site.
The three architect-designed Tiny Homes – Eilidh, Hygge and Silva – are set in a smallholding environment adjacent to the Parkhurst Forest, with walking trails, cycle routes and wildlife galore, including the Isle of Wight’s famous red squirrels. Tranquil coastlines and the coastal town of Cowes are a cycle ride away.
The development incorporates many eco-friendly measures, including solar power, composting toilets, wood burning stoves and water recycling.
There will initially be three Tiny Homes on the site, eventually rising to six, but the aim it to purposefully keep it…tiny!
Should they wish, guests will be able to spend time working in the mandala gardens, and – if they do so – they will also be able to help themselves to the produce. There will also be various workshops and events on offer in a separate studio that will reflect the philosophy of Tiny Homes.
The Isle of Wight Tiny Homes have been finished to the highest standards…making them truly tiny, but perfectly formed. They have also been designed with holidaymakers in mind – featuring everything to make a stay here comfortably luxurious and with enough space for storage. The idea, however, is to travel light and fit right in; and ingenious internal architecture is aimed at surprising guests at just how spacious Tiny can feel!
The Tiny Homes Holidays have also embraced the ‘Tourism for All’ concept: all of the first phase of homes have been thoughtfully designed to cater for all guests including those with hearing, visual or mental impairment, older guests and people with certain types of Dementia. The aim is to offer a great holiday experience for these guests and their carers and families.
An adjacent Studio has begun to offer a schedule of workshops, courses and experiences. Courses will range from pilates and yoga to painting and drawing, clothing upcycling and theatrical costumes, to life coaching, bread-making, and workshops for pregnant couples.
Further details can be found at www.tinyhomesholidays.com.
Timed to coincide with the opening, Tiny Homes Holidays have also announced details of their “Tiny Winter Retreats”. Prices for Winter breaks start from £175 (2 nights midweek). Taking place in the on-site purpose-built studio, guests can learn how to make their own lingerie from a former Agent Provocateur designer, or come for a lovely weekend crafting unusual and nature-inspired Christmas decorations. “Knickers to the Weekend” break runs from November 10-13 – from £275 per person (3 night stay and 2 day course) http://www.tinyhomesholidays.com/event/knickers-to-the-weekend/; “Make Christmas”, meanwhile, runs from December 1-4 – from £224 per person (3 night stay and 2 x 3 hour workshops, 5 projects) http://www.tinyhomesholidays.com/event/make-christmas/.
For all further details about the Isle of Wight, visit https://www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/inspiration/escape-to-adventure-island.