Looking for a unique, fun New England getaway? Head to the Tuxbury Tiny House Village in beautiful South Hampton, New Hampshire.
By Kimberly Fisher
Located in a quaint little corner of New England, USA, escape from city life and explore the tiny house living. Here are 5 great reasons to explore Tuxbury Tiny House Village:
The Tuxbury Tiny House Village is a cute collection of five unique accommodations by Petite Retreats, named Emerson, Henry, Clara, Riley and Murphy. The tiny houses range in size from 180 to 310 square feet, and each house has its own personality, décor and comforts of home- just in a smaller sized space.
A simplistic kitchenette lines the wall, complete with coffee pot, fridge and set of dishes. A full bathroom is located in the back, and over the couch hangs a flat-screen TV. A window overlooks Tuxbury Pond, and the loft bedroom (sleeping 4) is comfortable and cozy. Right outside your door is a fire pit, perfect for an evening of s’mores.
On the grounds are also an outdoor pool, general store, adult game room, playground, arcade/game room, outdoor entertainment pavilion, ball field, horseshoe, basketball and volleyball courts.
Tuxbury Pond is a few steps from your front door, and the lake is perfect for swimming, kayaking, canoeing or fishing.
The pond is a glossy deep blue, with dashes of bright green lily pads.
Stand up paddleboarding has been trending, and the best way to enjoy nature and get a great workout is on top of the water.
SUP YO is a local company that holds classes on nearby Lake Gardner and throughout Massachusetts. Classes are 75 minutes long and include all equipment. I didn’t fall in but prepare to possibly get wet.
3.) Explore Farm Life
One of the highlights of the area is nearby Cider Hill Farm, a beautiful family-owned farm run by Glenn and Karen Cook in Amesbury.
Started by Glenn’s parents, the farm has slowly expanded over the years to what it is today- 145 acres including 5 houses, a food truck, bakery, boutique, CSA, Cider Distillery & tasting room and fruit-picking orchards. Make sure to try the apple cider, and the apple cider donut is nothing short of heavenly.
Perfect for the whole family, the little ones will enjoy Glenn’s Trike Yards, the giant sandbox or hayrides, and everyone will love feeding the goats and chickens. Make sure to check out the event calendar for farm yoga, festivals and workshops, especially for specific fruit (blueberry, peach, raspberry, strawberries, apples and pumpkin) picking seasons.
Back in town, explore the quaint shopping district of historic Amesbury. A former mill town and home to several historic firsts (such as the inventor the wooden fishing dory, one of the first abolitionist voices against slavery and home to a signer of the Declaration of Independence) the small town is surrounded by waterways, green space and brick sidewalks. Mill spaces have been reincarnated into modern offices, small businesses and artist spaces.
If you want to check out the museums, head to Mary Baker Eddy Historic House, an antique house from the 18th Century or The Macy Colby House, from the Macy family dating back to 1654.
5.) Good Eats
Grab a bite to eat at the original Flatbread Company, a comfortable eatery known for massive salads with homemade dressings, wood-fired pizzas and decadent desserts. The area is big on farm to table and sourcing fresh local ingredients from nearby farms. Great for breakfast or a quick lunch, Market Square Bakehouse is the perfect, cozy spot in Amesbury. Yummy eats include fresh baked goods, gourmet coffee & teas, handcrafted paninis, soups and salads.
For more information: https://tuxburytinyhouse.com/