A complete house with kitchen, sleeping and living area in a small format without having to forego comfort – that is a Tiny House. The concept is perfect for a relaxing holiday – a “Dihei uf Ziit”, so to speak, which means nothing other than a temporary home. This is possible at Naturcamping Viva in the Sedrun Disentis region. In the Tiny House in Grisons you can experience that less is good for the soul.
Camping Viva offers you a unique holiday experience near Disentis Sedrun at the source of the Rhine. Fresh air, clear lakes, bubbling mountain streams and flower meadows for you. Far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you will experience a warm hospitality and the values of sustainability and slowing down.
Definition of a Tiny House
What is a Tiny House and what makes it so special? According to the definition, a Tiny House or Tiny Home is a small form of housing, measures a maximum of 40 square metres and can be transported in one piece.
Tiny Homes at Camping Viva in Grisons
Camping Viva offers 5 unique Tiny Homes on their beautiful site near Sedrun in the canton of Grisons. Each of the Tiny Homes has been built with love uniquely, individually – for pure relaxation in nature. The vision of Naturcamping Viva is also reflected in the homes: being gentle on nature, the environment and people. The camping is exemplary and takes care of the environment. It goes without saying that you should too separate and recycle your waste. You can also do your bit at the waste house and separate your things properly.
Tiny Home Gion
We could stay in the Tiny Home Gion, which is the first of its kind at Naturcamping Viva and offers space for 2 adults and 2 children. It is equipped with a kitchen, a pull-out sofa and a double bed. 13 m2 of living space with a large terrace and the toilets are located a short distance away from the main house. The warm natural wood furniture and the light beige colors have a harmonious and calming effect to help you relax right away.
Here you can book the Tiny Home Gion
Tiny House Hobbit
The Tiny Home Hobbit is slightly larger than Gion and has a cozy fireplace. It is just as naturally and invitingly furnished. Hobbit also offers space for 2 adults and 2 children thanks to the modular bunk beds.
You can book the Tiny Home Hobbit here
Tiny Home Muntanella
The Tiny Home Muntanella offers you much more comfort and is ideal for 1-2 persons. The 16m2 Tiny Home has underfloor heating, a wood-burning stove and its own separate toilet.
Here you can book the Tiny Home Muntanella
Tiny Home Flurina
At Camping Viva in Sedrun, the Tiny Home Flurina is completely self-sufficient and suitable for 2 adults and a small child. The Tiny House has everything you need: Kitchen, compost toilet, underfloor heating, wood stove and solar panels on the roof.
Here you can book the Tiny Home Flurina
Tiny Home Cristalla
While you can rent the 4 larger Tiny Homes all year round in winter and summer, Cristalla is only suitable for the summer.
Activities in the holiday region Disentis Sedrun
Of course, the destination Disentis Sedrun is the perfect starting point for numerous excursions – from hiking, biking, swimming, gold panning… nobody will get bored! Here are my 4 excursion tips:
The hike to Lake Toma has a very special meaning. Because here at the source of the Rhine begins the river Rhine, which flows into the North Sea after 1,230 km. The area around the Oberalp Pass is beautiful and it is equally unique to hike to the original source of the important Rhine.
The hike begins at the Oberalp Pass, which is the connection between Disentis in Canton Grisons and Andermatt in Canton Uri. The striking lighthouse stands invitingly at the start of the hiking trail, and next to it the information centre offers further information about the region. Did you know that the lighthouse stood for 70 years at the mouth of the river in Rotterdam and is now symbolically located at the source of the Rhine?
You can walk quickly and easily to Lake Toma via the direct route (T2, ↑↓ 468m; 8km; 4:00h) or choose the scenic route via Pazolastock. You start also at the lighthouse and after a rocky ascent the beautiful mountain panorama rewards you. The descent leads past the Badus Hut and after another 20 minutes you reach Lake Toma (T2, ↑↓ 850m; 9.7km; 4:35h).
You can NEAT Adventure Trail directly in front of the Tiny Homes at Camping Viva. On two tours you can learn more about the unique and impressive Gotthard Base Tunnel construction project. For over 17 years, the heart of the NRLA (New Rail Link through the Alps) has been built under the municipality of Tujetsch. .The 57-kilometre-long tunnel tube, which is now one of the longest in the world!
The distributed informative stations encourage children and the curious to discover and try things out. If you collect and guess the right information at all the stations, you’ll even win a small prize. PS: The route also takes you past Lag da Claus, where you can take a dip in the water or treat yourself to a refreshment in the restaurant.
The tour takes about 2-3 hours and covers a total of 6.3 km. The trail is open all year round (in winter on a reduced scale of 1-4 and A-D) Click here for the flyer, which you will also find at all stations.
If you want to have a panoramic day, you can walk directly from the Tiny Home towards the village centre of Rueras to the church. From there you can follow the signs in both directions. The tour “Chapels and Churches in Tujetsch” is easy but requires stamina, as the hike stretches over 16.7km and takes 5 hours. Even if you only choose one part, the route combines nature and culture and shows you the beautiful buildings and their individual stories.
Chapel Chapel of St. Anthony of Padua, Surrein
Lag da Claus
The swimming lake Lag da Claus is easily accessible from the Tiny Homes and highly recommended for a day trip. You can come for relaxation after a hike or bike tour and free of charge. There are parking spaces, sun beds and a restaurant with a nice terrace. You can reach the lake from Tiny House Camping Viva in about 45 minutes on foot or 15 minutes by bike.
Here you can find the details about the excursions
Dont neglect culinary delights in Grisons. Naturcamping Viva has its own restaurant, which is open daily from 10AM-6PM. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can also enjoy a delicious homemade dinner by prior reservation. Regionality and seasonality are central to the campsite’s sustainable concept – so there is also a vegan alternative. We enjoyed a typical autumn dish: Polenta with various autumn vegetables (red cabbage, pumpkin, chestnuts, mushrooms, and Brussels sprouts)😊
During the day (12AM-6PM) you can also enjoy a delicious soup, homemade croissants (ham or mushroom) or a sweet piece of cake in the Camping Viva restaurant at the Tiny Homes. When the weather is nice, the terrace is open and invites you to stay and enjoy.
Enjoy your breakfast in your Tiny Home – fresh coffee from the mocha and fresh bread can be ordered the day before from the baker!
Of course, there are also some culinary tips that you shouldn’t miss in the Sedrun Disentis region. They place a lot of emphasis on regionality, so you should definitely try the Bündner Nusstorte in addition to the classic Grisons dishes such as Capuns.
By the way, did you know that the world’s smallest nut cake was created and produced in Sedrun? You can find the world’s smallest nut tart in the delicatessen la Conditoria. In addition to the classic Bündner Nusstorte, Reto Schmid, the owner, also has other creations with figs, apricots or almonds.
How to get there
The Tiny Houses are centrally located and easy to reach in the canton of Graubünden. Viva Camping Rueras is located on the popular railway line and travel route to the south. The Oberalp Pass connects central Switzerland with the canton of Graubünden. You can reach the village easily via Chur or Andermatt and the Lukmanier Pass connects it to Ticino.
Further practical information can be found here Road report, car transport, train connection to Rueras.
Take some time out and spend a sustainable holiday in a Tiny House in Graubünden surrounded by nature.