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ATL's Weirdest/Coolest Micro Spaces for Short-Term Rent

For micro vacations or mini business trips on the cheap, few national resources beat the alphabet soup of Airbnb and VRBO. And in Atlanta, it's no different. Deals on quirky, cool and downright strange living arrangements can be found across our fair city, usually for about $100 per night. If you have friends planning to visit, or if you're planning a stay-cation in some alternate part of Atlanta, we've compiled a few micro-sized options for your consideration. Special bonuses for short-term renters include plywood aesthetics, tacky wall art and barnyard animals.

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Cabbagetown Basement:


Per night: $110
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

Privacy and cute antiquity are paramount with this brick-y, bottom-floor space in Cabbagetown. Newly converted to living quarters, this flat with a private entry served as a general store for nearly five decades. Huge bonus for travelers: Little's Food Store is next door.

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East Lake Carriage House:


Per night: $89
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

A little more off the beaten path, in the heart of East Lake, this modern carriage house offers a relatively roomy option for budget-conscious visitors. Patrons seem to adore the property's charm — and the hosts.

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One-Bedroom Townhome (?) On Piedmont Park:


Per night: $120
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

Apparently, they make one-bedroom townhomes in Atlanta. And this one can be yours for $120 per night, a price that includes a queen-bed pillowtop mattress, a steps-from-Piedmont-Park location and jazzy wall art!

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Plywood-y Midtown Loft:


Per night: $119
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Plywood: Plentiful

If your business card says "Plywood Aesthete," consider this Midtown studio a jackpot. Billed as "rustic," the loft offers a modern kitchen and access to the main house's courtyard, fire pit … and hens?

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Converted Greenhouse in Adams Park:


Per night: $110
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

This charming former greenhouse in Adams Park, west of downtown, claims to be comfortable enough for a month-long stay. Well, it does offer a queen and king-sized bed, along with a stacked washer/dryer combo. Added perk: The Cascade Springs Nature Preserve is within walking distance.

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Co-Z V's Place in Somewhere:


Per night: $80
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

For really frugal travelers and staycationers, someone named Co-Z V is offering this space-conscious condo for $80 per night. The location isn't specified beyond "Minutes from Midtown," but a quick look at the map shows it's off Interstate 85, south of downtown. So you might be saving, but you might not be walking too many places.

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Downtown "Penthouse Level":


Per night: $125 to $150
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1

The concepts of "penthouse" and "micro" mingle about as often as the Real Housewives and Genuine Southern Grace. But this pint-sized condo on the penthouse level of the Peachtree Towers offers the thrill of downtown prestige without all that annoying breathing room. Added perk: The owner lives just a few stories below, down with the other serfs, so they're at the beck and call of short-term tenants.