The tiny-house craze has come to vacation properties in Wisconsin.

The new Canoe Bay Escape Village features three types of tiny homes for rent outside Chetek, Wis., about 100 miles northeast of the Twin Cities. The village, the first of its kind in Wisconsin and projected to be the largest in the Midwest, opened Dec. 1.

The village is situated on 100 acres of mixed hardwoods and wetlands, with two private lakes. It's adjacent to Canoe Bay, a popular rustic-chic, adults-only resort.

The tiny homes available for rent include one- or two-bedroom 400-square-foot units with porches and a one-bedroom 344-square-foot travel-trailer unit. Each features an electric fireplace, TV, couch, coffee table, king-size bed, full bathroom, kitchen and a dining table. The units are built by Escape, a tiny-home builder based in Rice Lake, Wis.

Canoe Bay also has a dining room open to village visitors for dinner.

Like Canoe Bay, the Escape Village is only open to guests age 21 and older. Pets are not allowed.

Tiny-home units in the village are also available for individual ownership, with rental possibilities.

Rental rates start at $195 per night for the Traveler XL model. (Info: 1-844-696-3722 or