Maryland's Most Unique Vacation Tiny House Is Black-Owned
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Moroccan Cottage

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Moroccan Cottage

Maryland's Most Unique Vacation Tiny House Is Black-Owned

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Feb 17, 2021

Just minutes outside of Washington, DC, is a Black-owned and Moroccan-themed tiny home that’s changing the game on what you think is a luxury staycation.

It’s a stunning short-term rental property that’s always booked.

Courtesy of Moroccan Cottage

Tarus and Yolanda Nelson created the 320-square-foot sustainable tiny house accommodation known as the Moroccan Cottage in 2017. The cottage was originally a shed that was breaking down.

Their inspiration to transform the space came from watching the tiny movement on HGTV. What they didn’t know at the time is how important the space would be for people in the middle of a global health crisis.

“Summer 2020 was one of the best on record for us,” Yolanda told Travel Noire during an interview. “We have so much here on-site for people who were looking for a change during the lockdown. We have a pool, a creative space, and we’re so close to everything. We found that it was a great vacation alternative for locals and people from other places.”

What To Expect Inside

The Nelsons created a Moroccan-themed home after receiving home decor as gifts from friends who frequented Morocco. When you step inside, you will immediately feel the Bohemian vibes. It’s a creative space that has everything you need at your fingertips, including a kitchen, a living room, a pool, and more.

Inside the Moroccan Cottage

“Once you experience our home, you will wish you had more vacation time,” said Yolanda.

It’s located outside of another five-bedroom vacation home the couple manages under their brand, The Nelson Manor. The name was inspired by the now-empty nesters who raised two children in that same house.

Even though they have changed their home into a vacation rental, they want people to have a welcoming and loving experience.

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