In the past ten years, Kristie Wolfe has made a name for herself as the queen of unique Airbnbs. I’ve covered her several times on the Tiny House Blog and experienced one of her unique stays: The Crystal Peak Lookout.
Kristie’s Unique Airbnbs.
Here is a list with links to Kirstie’s unique Airbnbs.
- A Big Island, Hawaii jungle treehouse
- A hobbit hole house in the state of Washington
- A fire lookout in the middle of an Idaho forest
- A tiny home shaped like a potato in Idaho
Kristie is known in Airbnb circles not just for her unique builds but for how she finds and creates these getaways on a small budget and by doing most of the restoration and hard work herself.
Factory Worker to Tiny House Living
Kristie was born and raised in Idaho potato country. Living in tight quarters with 5 children she learned from her mother how to be resourceful and maximize their space. She learned remodeling at an early age.
She dropped out of high school and did a variety of jobs including working in a potato factory.
In 2007 she learned about the tiny house movement and bought a used trailer and some land. She built her tiny house on wheels for around three thousand dollars. It was very simple, kind of a shed on wheels.
Kristie’s First Airbnb
Though she did not have much money, she lived cheaply in her tiny off-grid home and wanted to share this experience with others through Airbnbs.
Her first off-grid tiny home was The Big Island Treehouse. She purchased this piece of land in the jungle and with the help of her mom constructed a unique treehouse and listed it on Airbnb.
To read her complete story and learn more about her unique Airbnbs check out this article at the Hustle.
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