To locate small houses for rent, visit search-based websites such as Realtor.com that handle home rental listings by state. Search by location, minimum cost, maximum cost, number of bedrooms and number of bathrooms to find listings for rental homes that fit these categories.
Under the search category on the rental home search website, type in the number of bedrooms needed. A small number of bedrooms returns a result of a smaller house for rent. To ensure that this size is sufficient, click on the listing brought up by the website search tool, and look at the square footage of the home.
Be specific with the search results in order to get quality rental home options from search-based real estate websites, Realtor.com states. First, think of a maximum budget for monthly rent. The Cheat Sheet suggests spending no more than 30 percent of your monthly income on rent. Type this amount into the search engine of the rental website, followed by the number of bedrooms needed. To find the best location, Realtor.com says to tour the neighborhood around the home before committing to renting in the area.
After receiving results from the website, contact the owners of homes that fit these requirements. Look at the homes in-person, and make note of any visible damage, recommends Realtor.com. Before agreeing to rent the home, ask the owners what they cover in damages. Make sure everything is specified in a written contract, and read the lease carefully.