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15 Of The Best Tiny Houses In Australia

By Morgan Reardon
16th Aug 2021

The saying ‘good things come in small packages’ certainly rings true when it comes to tiny houses. Chic, sustainable and nestled in some of Australia’s most stunning locations, this is the travel trend you need to get amongst. 

With so many beauties on offer, we’ve rounded up the very best tiny homes in Australia for you to book your next vacay at. 

Tiny Houses In Queensland

Palmer & Gunn | Austenville 

So, you want to experience a sustainable, tiny house vacation, but you’re not quite ready to give up the hot tub and the air-con? No problem. Soak your stresses away at Palmer & Gunn, a hidden gem tucked away in the Gold Coast hinterland just outside Springbrook National Park. Outdoor hot tub: check. Luxurious bedding: check. A bubbling creek as your only background noise: check. Soaking in the aforementioned hot-tub under the stars right next to said creek: now that’s a no brainer. Book your trip here

Norah | Coalbank 

Head north past Toowoomba from Brisbane and you’ll eventually reach this little stunner. Norah is perched very much on its own in the rolling paddocks just outside of a tiny town called Coalbank. There are four beds if you want to take the whole gang, but the charming interior and campfire suggest this may be the ultimate, no-nonsense couples getaway. There’s an outdoor stove and firepit so you soak up your beautiful surroundings and the best bit? It’s pet friendly so your four-legged mate can come along. Book your trip here.

the white timber interior of Norah tiny home.

Remy | Undullah

From the tiny house legends, Unyoked, comes Remy,  a minuscule abode decked out with all the creature comforts you could want on a remote getaway. Located in Undullah, about an hour and a half drive from Brisbane, Remy sleeps three ( bonus you can bring your dog) with a plush queen and single bed. There’s also a small but perfectly formed kitchen, fire pit and hot shower, but there’s no tele or wifi—the point is to disconnect from the outside world, which is pretty much guaranteed once you arrive. Book your trip here

Kookaburra Cabin | Sunshine Coast Hinterland 

This pint-sized house is nestled on a 17-acre farm just an hour and a half drive from Brisbane. While the house may be tiny, it has everything that you could need for a weekend getaway (and you’ll definitely get a few Instagram pictures out of it). The cabin comes complete with a stove and fridge, ready for you to put your cooking skills to the test. And for the animal-lovers out there, you can collect fresh eggs for breakfast, feed sheep and a mini horse—who all reside on the property. Book in your next vacay here

Tiny Houses In South Australia

The Cube | Murray River

For peak holiday vibes, bliss out at The Cube a floating eco pod docked on South Australia’s famous riverway. With space for two, there’s a queen bed, full ensuite with shower, plus a kitchenette and lounge area that goes out onto the deck adorned with fairy lights and a BBQ. The good folks who run The Cube will also stock your fridge with brekky for two (think: bacon, eggs, avocados and bread), plus a two-man kayak should you want to explore your stunning backyard. Book your stay at this incredible spot here. 

Two hanging chairs on a deck on the river.

Jude Cabn | Adelaide Hills

This minimalistic, eco cabin is seriously special. Less than 25 minutes drive from Adelaide CBD, this retreat will feel like a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Made from locally sourced timbre, the entire fitout was designed to bring the outdoors in, the minimalist interiors will help you to destress and relax. They also strongly encourage unplugging—there's a lock box on site if you’re really struggling to detach from your device. Honestly, you’ll be too busy reconnecting with nature for your phone. Think bushwalking, waterfall dips and bird watching. Book your next holiday here

Tiny Houses In Tasmania 

Bruny Island Hideaway | Bruny Island

You know your getaway’s going to be a winner when it’s in Tassie. The southern state is a tranquil haven of nature, and that includes Bruny Island, which is a short drive and ferry ride from Hobart. Hideaway is situated in bushland far away from civilisation and has floor to ceiling glass rewarding you with stunning views of nature. But what you really need to know is that this place has an outdoor bath—perfect for use in the evenings while you gaze up at the Aurora. Book your stay here

The pale wooden interior of Bruny Island Hideaway

The Pod | Lewisham

Located in the sweet seaside town of Lewisham (a 35 minute drive north east of Hobart), at just 40-sqm The Pod is small but perfectly formed with a handcrafted suspended fireplace (that looks like a piece of art) and a bespoke Huon pine outdoor tub made with timber sourced from the depths of Lake Pieman. Floor to ceiling glass shows off stunning views of Frederick Henry Bay and the Southern Ocean as well as Mount Wellington/Kunanyi out to the west. Book your stay here. 

The exterior of The Pod, a lake and sunset behind it.

Tiny Houses In Western Australia

Joey The Tiny Cabin | Chittering

Perched within the bushy hillside of Chittering Shire, Joey the Tiny Cabin offers serene views, a very comfy bed, a hammock, kangaroos and several bushwalks just by the little home. And really, that’s all you need for a secluded getaway. This charmer is about an hour north of Perth, with several wineries, orchids and quaint cafes around the way should you choose to explore the area. Book your trip here

Ryan’s Rest Tiny House | Pemberton

Located in Pemberton (an hour and half’s drive south of Margaret River) this tranquil escape is netsetled on private farm land, surrounded by the Karri trees and Warren River frontage which is exclusively yours for swimming, canoeing or fishing. The accommodation itself has a full size queen bed down stairs and a double bed in the loft (all fitted with French linen bedding), and a full-sized bathroom and kitchen. Outside there’s a patio area with a gas barbecue and fire pit that you can watch the sunset from. Our fave part? The hammocks strung amongst the trees on the edge of the river. Book your trip here. 

A bed overlooks framed by windows, looking out at the bush

Tiny Houses In New South Wales

Kimo Eco Huts | Nangus 

A solid 4.5 hour’s drive south-west from Sydney, you’ll find the charming village of Nangus and these amazing huts. The three Kimo Eco Huts are kilometres apart from each other and situated on the rolling hills of Kimo Estate, a 7000-acre working sheep farm. Each hut is completely secluded with unobstructed views of the Murrumbidgee River flats and lush hillsides within the area. Breakfast is also included. Considering the drive, it’s worth booking in several nights to make the most of pure serenity. Book a trip here

Kindled | Oberon 

Tucked away off-grid deep in the Oberon Shire is the tiny home known as Kindled. This luxury—and tiny—gem encapsulates a little piece of Australiana in its truest form by backing on to 250 acres of gumtree conservation. It goes without saying you’ll likely make some furry friends often associated with the humble gum—keep an eye out for kangaroos, wombats and more native birds than you could name. There’s a plush queen bed, a lounge to relax in plus and BBQ and fireplace to curl up next to with a wine. Book a stay here

The exterior of a tiny home and night. The light shines from inside.

Big Yard Escapes | Moonbah 

In Southern NSW, you’ll find the tiny house accommodation of Big Yard Escapes. This beauty is set on 63 acres of absolutely serene bushland. Surrounded by huge gum trees and the Mowamba River, this escape is the perfect romantic getaway. The off-grid tiny home is fully equipped with a bathroom, kitchen and reverse-cycle heating and cooling. Here, it’s all about rolling out of bed or for breakfast in outdoor deck chairs, or heading straight to the log fire pit with a steaming hot cup of joe in hand. Book your next vacay here

Tiny House In Victoria 

Louka | Central Gippsland 

Unyoked are back at it again with their adorable tiny houses—this beauty is called Louka, and she’s nestled in the rugged landscape of Gippsland. To get to Louka, you’ll need to walk through a working permaculture farm before finding your hidden oasis in a forest clearing fringed with willow and pine trees—so expect major magical vibes. With a blonde timber interior, full kitchen and plush bed framed by huge windows, this peaceful spot is the perfect meditative space for contemplation and relaxation. Book your trip here

The exterior of Alkira surrounded by trees.

Alkira Eco-Glamping Hut | Emerald

Looking like something straight out of a fairytale, this dreamy hut called Alkira, is located on a sprawling 40-acre property in the Dandenong Ranges. Just an hour's drive from Melbourne, this secluded paradise will see you soaking up the natural surroundings with the hut’s outdoor kitchen and ample seating areas perfect for kicking up your feet and diving into a classic book. And while it’s tempting to spend all day in the straw-bale yurt, the property is on the doorstep of loads of must-see places like nearby Emerald Lake and the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk. Book your next vacay here.

Next up, check out Australia's most romantic getaways.

Image Credit: Kimo Estate, Kindled, Norah, Emma Nevison

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