During a recent trip to visit a college friend in Charlotte, North Carolina, we took a two hour drive out to the little town of Barnardsville to stay in a unique little chalet. This place was tucked away up a mountain road, requiring a [short] walk through the trees to get there.
While we only stayed for one night, this place quickly felt like home while giving us access to some local waterfalls and a quick drive to downtown Asheville (which features some incredible breweries and places to eat).
This little chalet was a great way to try out what its like to stay in a tiny home – complete with a compost toilet! A little more on that later though. With an upstairs loft featuring a queen bed with some forest views, and a fold out couch in the cozy living room, this place can ideally sleep 2-3, but 4 in a pinch. However, I would recommend bringing your own air mattress rather than using the small fold out bed downstairs, as it is a bit uncomfortable. Another point – there is no a/c, but with the mild Asheville mountain weather, you probably won’t even notice (we were even a little chilly at night).
The semi-outdoor shower (mostly enclosed on the back porch) offers a way to get clean while still being in nature. It was refreshing after a long day of hiking nearby.