While we absolutely live for the city life, nothing beats a weekend trip exploring the countryside. Especially following a few terrifying months in iso. Luckily, Queensland is overloaded with regions to explore—whether you’re into wine, waterfalls, beaches or hiking. Or maybe, you just need a quiet city-escape that’s under two-hours drive from the city to simply log-off and unwind.
If so, then it’s time to meet Norah, a tiny house plonked down in the middle of rolling green paddocks just two and a half hours north-west of Brisbane. Socially distanced by nature, this off-grid getaway has all the fresh air and space to roam you need right now, but comes with all the mod cons you don’t want to give up.
In2thewild is the Australian-owned company behind the cabin, with almost 20 of these tiny accommodations dotted across NSW and Victoria. Nora is their first Queensland property, though we hear there may be more to come.
The cabin might be tiny, but it’s certainly not lacking in necessities. Inside, you’ll find a queen bed cornered by two massive windows, so you’ll feel like you’re outside even while snuggled up in bed. There’s also another double bed up in a loft, meaning there’s room enough for four if you want to take the whole gang.
A full bathroom complete with a toilet and hot shower as well as a fully equipped kitchen means this is definitely a luxe off-grid stay, but there is a campfire and barbeque outside for those proper rustic camping vibes. All you need to bring with you is food and drinks, plus a pair of hiking boots in case you want to tackle a nearby one hour hike to a stunning lookout. Oh and definitely leave all your appliances (read: work laptop) behind, because the cabin is powered by solar and gas bottles, with just a USB charger for your phone if the sun is shining.
You’ll find the cabin in Coalbank, a little way north of Toowoomba, so there’s plenty of small towns to stop in for supplies along the way. Already mentally packing marshmallows and hot chocolate in readiness? Find out more and book a stay here.
You’ll find a dozen or so more tiny houses you can stay in around South East Queensland here.
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