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These mini cabins have all the essentials, not to mention being picture-perfect for an Instagram post. Next time you're thinking about a weekend getaway, think smaller.
Of course we dream of elaborate vacations to tropical destinations, or beach-side mansions with all the luxuries and more, but what's really been catching our eye lately is the ultra-instagrammable tiny cabins located in beautiful landscapes all across Canada.
Available for rent on Airbnb, these cabins are no bigger than a couple hundred square feet, but have everything you need from a kitchen, to second-floor bedroom loft, and some even with extra living room space. These cabins are perfect for the minimalist lover, or if the city is getting a little too loud for you.
The best part about these adorable cozy cabins? How affordable they are! The price, depending on season and location, ranges from about $80 to $150 a night, with most cabins being able to accommodate 2-5 guests.
Whether you're on the east or west coast, or somewhere in the middle, check out these listings and try not to get obsessed:
Westover Bed & Breakfast, approx. $125/night, airbnb.ca
This beautiful cabin is colourful, cozy and completely surrounded by a gorgeous green forest. It's on a 3-acre property and even comes with a full breakfast! With only room for two, this is the perfect excuse for a romantic quiet getaway.
2. Roberts Creek, British Columbia
The Micro Cabin in Roberts Creek, approx. $90/night, airbnb.ca
Made Instagram-famous by the most recent Bachelorette Canada, Jasmine Lorimer, and her fiancée, this tiny cabin is aesthetically perfect on the inside and out. It's incredibly small clocking in at only 125 square-feet but is so well-planned that it even looks spacious inside. I dare you not to put it on your bucket list.
3. Mara, British Columbia
Little Green Ranch, approx. $90/night, airbnb.ca
This is listed as a "Little Green Ranch" and that's exactly what it looks like. The cute green house with the green-painted porch is small but efficient! Great for spending some time on a countryside bonding with friends or family, this small ranch house fits six guests in three beds (and has a perfect five-star rating).
4. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Country Cabins Pine Lodge, approx. $120/night, airbnb.ca
A rustic, all-wood log cabin has never looked so appealing. It's small, can fit four guests, and has a view of the Aurora Borealis! If you've always wanted to go off-the-grid up north, this is the place for you.
Our Tine A Frame, approx. $150/night, airbnb.ca
A tiny house in the town of Tiny, Ontario, how perfect! The A-frame design is super cool, except for those who are over 6-feet-tall, then you may have to crouch in some spaces. Perfect for a weekend by the beaches (six beaches, to be exact), the house is also equipped with an in-porch hot tub! Be right back, booking it right now.
Cabin perched on escarpment band, approx. $135/night, airbnb.ca
Come here for the perfect 'glamping' experience. This small cabin perched right on the escarpment has floor-to-ceiling windows, making the view beautiful from wherever you're standing. They can even arrange for guests to help out on the nearby farm during their stay if they want!
Chalet dans les arbres, approx. $155/night, airbnb.ca
Make all your childhood dreams come true by staying in this "chalet dans les arbres." This isn't the kind of treehouse you find in backyards though, it's better. With cool rope bridges and walkways to get you to your cabin, you'll feel your inner 10-year-old coming out. These listers are experienced in unique rental experiences, they also own a hobbit house you can stay in!
Small ecological cabin on wheels tiny house style, approx. $160/night, airbnb.ca
These brightly-colours tiny-house style cabins are located in the most beautiful field of flowers by the St. Laurent river. Wake up in a calming, all-wood-interior cabin and feel like you're stepping into a fairytale land when you open the door.
JAnaB Log Cabin, approx. $80/night, airbnb.ca
If this tiny log cabin doesn't make you feel welcome in P.E.I, I don't know what will. The spacious porch gives you a perfect view of the sunset and most of the furniture and decor is locally hand-made. Get your feet wet in the east coast, figuratively and literally, as it's only a five-minute walk from a red sand beach!
East Coast Newfoundland cabin, approx. $105/night, airbnb.ca
This cabin offers TV with Netflix and Wifi, but chances are you won't be needing it. Located right beside the wharf, with stunning views of water and greenery, the fresh Newfoundland air will be the only thing on your mind.
Good Jeans Image by: Daniel Harrison Prop styling by: Jeanie Lee/Plutino Group
Everything you need to know to buy denim for the new season ahead.
ALL IN THE DETAILS
Denim is moving beyond a typical pair of jeans. Here are some new ways to wear the hardworking fabric.
1. Raw edge
Tough meets chic in the latest take on distressed denim. Sure, blown-out knees and randomly placed rips and tears are stick kicking it, but it's the unfinished hemlines that are making major waves.
Sweater, $78, roots.com. Jeans, $278, fidelitydenim.com. Earrings, carolineneron.com. Bandana, gapcanada.ca. Watch, linksoflondon.com. Ring, jenny-bird.ca. Shoes, callitspring.com. Image by: Genevieve Caron
2. Sole mates
Denim is the hottest material for accessories this spring.
3. Mini works of art
Looking to add some flair to your jean jacket? The latest trend in accessories is enamel pins; some are grounded in pop culture, while others are original art.
Vest, $130, winners.ca. Emoji-heart pin, $12, pintrill.com. O hai all-seeing-eye pin, $9.50, heatherbuchanan.ca. LLAP hand pin, $10, robineisenberg.com. Eye pin and lipstick pin, $20 each, georgiaperry.com. Gumball-machine pin, $8, pennypaperco.com. Image by: Genevieve Caron
4. Denim skirt
The current jean-skirt styles have fresh updates with polished touches and an array of silhouettes. For a modern throwback to the '70s, try one with a middle slit and buttons down the front.
Customize your topper by ironing on some DIY patches—or opt for the quick-and-easy approach by purchasing a vest or jacket that's already decorated.
Jean jacket, $267, tommy.com. Image by: Genevieve Caron
6. Denim squared
Denim on denim has earned its right to be considered a modern-classic way of dressing. A good rule is to mix up your washes: Wear lighter denim on top, with darker on the bottom. The deeper shades helps create a slimming effect.
This spring, no one style dominates. Choose from a wide range of silhouettes and cuts.
1. Short and sweet
Flood pants—with a flare—are back. This denim cut is a throwback to Jane Birkin, but today, keep the hemlines frayed, as it's the only amount of distressing you with this style.
2. Retro revival
The '70s silhouette enhances curves and helps elongate legs. Get maximum length by keeping hemlines long and wearing a platform heel—the trick is concealing your shoes.
Vest, $100, gapcanada.ca. Sweater, $40, hm.com. Jeans, $100, winners.ca. Marc Jacobs sunglasses, thebay.com. Necklace, carolineneron.com. Bracelet, bananarepublic.ca. Belt, braveleather.com. Bag, eccocanada.com. Shoes, joefresh.com. Image by: Genevieve Caron
3. Off the cuff
Cuffing your jeans isn't a new concept, but this season, the statement is bigger and bolder than the usual fold and roll we're accustomed to. The exaggerated look brings a bit of edge to any ensemble.
Jacket, $45, oldnavy.ca. T-shirt, $15, uniqlo.ca. 7 for all Mankind jeans, $298, nordstrom.com. Marc Jacobs sunglasses, thebay.com. Earrings and bracelet, carolineneron.com. Sneakers, eccocanada.com. Image by: Genevieve Caron
4. Skinny dipping
It's hard to remember a time when skinny jeans weren't the standard in denim. The slim silhouette is still the shape du jour and can be found in just about every wash, colour, pattern and level of distress.
5. Crop it to me
Wide-legged cropped denim is a new take on the trouser jean. Hems vary, but the most flattering length is about an inch above the ankle. Always pair the look with heels—the daintier the better.
Bold and beautiful browspiration (we’re coining it) from the stars.
After years of plucking them to obscurity, all-natural brows are back and they’re kind of a big deal. If eyes are the windows to your soul, then eyebrows are the framework to your face–structured, well-suited brows have the power to alter your entire look and make you look younger. Ranging from dark and bushy, to immaculately groomed we selected our favourite celebrity eyebrows that have us sprinting to our brow technician with some fresh brow inspiration.
It's impossible to separate Cara Delevigne from her bold brows; one could even argue that her most famous feature has played a role in building her extensive modelling career.
This is giving us serious Frida Kahlo vibes. Tweezers are so unnecessary when unplucked brows manage to look so chic.
Kerr proves here that full and soft brows are all you need against barely there makeup to look polished.
Not a hair out of place. The sharp line of Zendaya's perfectly groomed, thick brows might be too fierce for us to handle.
Watson's arches fall under the natural column; they're the perfect combination of put-together, without looking too primped.
We are drooling over Victoria's Secret Angel, Taylor Hill's unruly brows. Her stray hairs make us feel less guilty about missing our last waxing appointment.
It would be blasphemous not to pay homage to the first bold celebrity arches to reach public infamy.
The Queen of Dragon's eyes are captivating but we can't tear our gaze away from her impeccably brushed-out brows.
Look no further than the Kardashian-Jenners tribe for expertly tinted, plucked and shaped Instagram brows that we can only describe as "on fleek".
How luscious are super model Doutzen Kroes's thick, filled in brows? The contrast is so captivating.
It must be actress Camilla Belle's Brazilian heritage that gives her such a bold look–whatever it is, we're envying how full those arch are.
Considering Beyoncé is the Queen of, well, everything, it would make sense for her to be the reigning queen of brows, as well.
One of our favourite Canadian actress', Shay Mitchell, nails it with her brows–not too thin, not too thick–just right.
The epitome of cool; we're obsessed with the contrast of Kravitz's darker brows against her white-blonde braids.
One of the reasons Mendes' arches look so expressive is that she hasn't filled in every hair, but left a few spots sparse to make it look more natural.
Hello; super model Jourdan Dunn's brows have nearly a perfect V-shaped arch. Genetic lottery much?
The girls of Modern Family know the secret to a killer look: deep-set brows that accentuate their bronzy glow and voluminous hair.
You ask any celebrity brow artist and they will tout Connelly's brows as the holy grail. The dark-haired beauty face-framing brows are always on point.
The secret to Emma looking so fresh-faced and radiant is undoubtedly her modern, full brows.
Once your eyebrows, have their own Twitter account, you know you've truly mastered the brow game.
Miss USA pageant winner, model and actress, Olivia Culpo's signature is perfectly groomed and poised style, which extends right up to her structured brows.
Portman has had a strong brow game since she was a child actor, but what she does differently than most is that she opts for a straighter across brow. It’s not just about thickness and colour, which is of course on point, but it’s the length. To get a similar look rather than focusing on creating arches use your pencil to extend the brows towards the outer corners on each side.