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23 Gorgeous Tiny Houses Around South East Queensland You Can Actually Stay In

By Victoria Patapan
31st Jan 2024

Sometimes, the hustle and bustle of modern living can all be a bit...much. You need a getaway, somewhere laid-back, relaxed, yet totally on trend. Somewhere that's completely off-grid, but still gives you all the vibes of a luxury vacay. What you’re looking for is a tiny house.

It’s exactly what you need to escape from big city life. Everything is in one (small) space, so you can kick back, relax, and enjoy some me-time. And just to make life easy for you, we’ve rounded up 11 of the best tiny houses South East Queensland has to offer. Get that bookmarks bar ready—you’ll want to save these.

Binna Burra’s Tiny Wild Houses 

Lamington National Park 

There’s no doubt about it—Binna Burra Lodge’s new Tiny Wild Houses have the best views of any tiny house you’ll find on this list. Perched atop a cliff in Lamington National Park, these cosy cabins all provide stunning vistas of the Ships Stern Range  through a floor-to-ceiling glass wall—and you can gaze at it from your plush Queen-sized bed.

Each tiny house is also equipped with a couch, a kitchenette, a bathroom and an outdoor dining table, and even comes with wifi and air conditioning. Not that you’ll want to stay cooped up inside much—you’ll be too busy getting out and exploring the surrounding national park, with endless walking trails to venture on nearby. 

Foxcroft Farmstay

Bilambil


Image credit: Foxcroft Farm | Airbnb 

Flee from the chaos and shelter in the serenity at Foxcroft Farm—where less truly becomes more. Nestled on 20 acres of Bilambil's lush hinterland, this tiny house paradise offers panoramic views that are big on impact, and an outdoor bath that's all about soaking in the tranquillity. With no TV to interrupt the symphony of nature and air-con that pales in comparison to the refreshing breezes, Foxcroft Farm is your minimalist haven for unwinding and indulging in the simple pleasures of life.

Here, your choices are as uncomplicated as they are fulfilling—whether you're greeting the day at dusk with a sunrise over the valley or opting for an all-day siesta. Boredom is not an option here, as its convenient location boasts a plethora of activities to fill your itinerary to the brim–head to a nearby café, embark on a creek-side hike, or hit the beach for some sun-soaked bliss. The homebodies are in for a treat, too, where you can savour an evening under the stars by the fire pit. Book your stay here.

Nunkeri

Kin Kin


Image credit: Nunkeri | Airbnb

Are you in serious need of guilt-free R&R time? Head to Kin Kin, where you'll find this bespoke rustic timber cabin tucked away on 172 acres of luscious rainforest and farmland. Nunkeri is the choice for those of you looking to go off-grid and disconnect from modern-day life.

Nestled atop a hill above a creek, wake up to the melodious chirps of birdlife while savouring forest views from the outdoor deck. Animal lover? Live out your Snow White dreams and cuddle with baby cows as you warm up to the embrace of a bonfire. Fully equipped for a fun little date night, this tiny loft has all the entertainment you'd ever need with an array of books, puzzles and DVDs. The bathroom also incorporates a two-person bath opening onto a private deck with an outdoor shower *wink wink*. Book your stay here.

Secluded Lake House 

Sunshine Coast Hinterland 

You’ll feel completely disconnected in this completely sustainable and off grid tiny house, which is tucked away amongst the trees next to a tranquil lake. Whether you’re out on the open air deck, soaking under the outdoor shower or relaxing by the outdoor fire pit, you’ll be surrounded by nothing but nature—even tucked up in bed thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides. 

Though you’ll feel a million miles away from civilisation, the cabin itself is just outside of Palmwoods, so you won’t have to go far to find anything you need. If you just want to switch off and leave the world behind though, you can make use of the BBQ and small fridge, with handmade ceramics and kitchen staples provided. Book yourself in here

Tiny Paradise

Weyba Downs


Image description: Tiny Paradise | Airbnb

Put your feet up under the shade of gum trees and paperbarks at Tiny Paradise. This teeny-weeny home is the perfect retreat for those who can't commit to being fully off-the-radar. Located in Weyba Downs, it will have you detoxing from the hustle while being only a few minutes' drive to everything Noosa has to offer.

The home is both luxurious and cosy, sporting a majestic loft skylight within its homey wooden interiors. We haven't even gotten to the best part yet. Get this–there's a private outdoor bath tub on the spacious deck outside. The loft welcomes long-term stays, so feel free to upgrade that weekend getaway to a month-long one. Book your stay here.

Moogie Pod 

Moogerah 

This new converted shipping container with floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooks the majestic views of Mt Greville and Lake Moogerah, which you can take in from the comfort of your plush queen bed, coffee in hand. After a day of exploring the Scenic Rim, reflect under the stars from the privacy of the deck out front or cuddle up around the firepit, before unwinding in the luxe rain shower.

Though this is a tiny stay, you’ve definitely got room to move here, with a kitchenette, large ensuite and even a lounge area to spread out in. Whether you dare to adventure or escape the real world for just a bit with your favourite person, you can do it here.

Bonithon Mountain View Cabin 

Maleny 

This tiny house may just have the best view of them all. A mere five minutes outside of Maleny, Bonithon Mountain View Cabin offers spectacular views of the Glasshouse Mountains, and even the twinkling Brisbane skyline in the distance. You can take them in from from your private deck, with a campfire where you can toast up marshmallows. 

Inside you’ll find a plush queen-size bed and environmentally friendly bathroom awaiting you, complete with a spread of sourdough, croissants and breakfast goodies awaiting you. You can even stroll up the drive to do a little shopping at the properties farm gate stall, which is stocked up with honey, jams, gourmet salts and more. Book here

Unyoked Maroon

Scenic Rim 

It really doesn't get any more serene than a stay at this new Unyoked cabin. Offering a haven of calm and relaxation on the traditional land of the Bundjalung People, it leaves you with no choice but to switch off and plug into nature. Don't worry, you'll still be armed with some creature comforts such as lush bedding, a camp stove, a hot shower and even a bar fridge where you can stash your cheese and dips.

Hit the walking trails, light the fire and bust out your stargazing manual, because this spot was designed with complete and utter disconnection in mind. Bonus, it’s pet-friendly, so take your doggo too. Book your stay here.

The Bower

Maleny

a bed and shelves inside a tiny house

Just 10 minutes’ drive from Maleny, The Bower is a beautiful rustic rainforest retreat. Nestled between the trees, the pavilion is one of three in the area, spaced out around the crystal clear pool. The trees provide plenty of privacy, so you can relax undisturbed on your own private deck, or sit outside by the fire.

Despite its size, the house is roomy and modern, and acts as a sanctuary to submerge yourself in the natural world around you. Be sure to pay a visit to Maleny Dairies while you’re there, for the best darn yoghurt in town. Book in here

Little Country Stays

Somerset 

Labelled as “where the old meets the new”, the quaint town of Toogoolawah is hidden within the Somerset Region and the ideal spot for your next rural escape. This adorable tiny home is hidden away on a spacious property and will give you all the farm stay vibes—minus the sheep herding and milking of the cows, of course.

Provided for you is pre-cut firewood for toasting the perfect marshmallow and a BBQ breakfast for you to enjoy the following morning. Featuring a cosy loft-style bed plus a sofa bed for extra guests, you’ll find yourself never wanting to leave. To book a stay, head here.

Tiny Farm House on The Hill

Sunshine Coast Hinterland 

tiny farm house on a hill

If you’re an animal lover then you’re in luck, as this two-bed tiny house with 180-degree views of the scenic Sunshine Coast hinterland is home to several of your favourite furry friends. Mini cows, sheep, pigs, goats and alpacas are all waiting for your arrival and the chance to be fed a mango leaf by guests.

Horticulturists Ben and Sam are available to answer any farm related questions and ensure you enjoy their little corner of heaven. With a fully equipped kitchenette and BBQ to make use of, all that’s left to do is fill up the esky and fight over who gets to climb the ladder to the loft bed for the night. To immerse yourself in the picturesque Sunshine Coast Hinterland, book now here. 

Hamar House 

Gold Coast Hinterland

a tiny house with a hot tub seen from the air

Nestled on a large acreage property, Hamar House is the hinterland escape you desperately need right now. With breathtaking views of the Gold Coast skyline and the Wildlife Conservation Forest as your backyard, the tiny house is in complete privacy with only kangaroos for neighbours—in fact it’s so off the map, access is by golf buggy only.

You’ll be treated to chocolates and a bottle of wine on arrival for you to enjoy in the steamy hot tub or by the outdoor fireplace, plus a kayak to use on one of the property’s dams. So, if you’re ready to relish the opportunity to flee the city for a weekend—or two—head here to book now. 

Romantic Eco Tiny House

Maleny

Treat your special someone to the staycay of their dreams at this romantic tiny house amongst the trees. The inside features a stunning exposed beam roof and a deck where you can enjoy a glass of wine as you look out through the trees.

Whether you take a short drive to Maleny’s town centre for a classic cafe breakfast or visit Lake Baroon for an intimate peaceful picnic, there’ll be no shortage of date ideas for your stay. So, what are you waiting for? Head here to book now. 

Wattlewood

Byron Bay

a terracotta coloured tiny house

If you’re thinking of taking a trip to Byron but want to avoid the hustle and bustle, then Wattlewood is the place for you. Situated North of Byron in the Tweed Shire, this stunning tiny home features breathtaking views of the Great Dividing Range, including the sacred Mt Wollumbin.

The big windows and golden interiors will have you basking up the sun all day long, before ending the night in their outdoor bath house designed for ultimate relaxation. Book a stay here.

Tiny Tamborine 

Tamborine Mountain

Fitted out with floor-to-ceiling windows and a beautiful dark wooden interior, you can finally have your home amongst the gumtrees at this new Tiny Away’s property, Tiny Tamborine. Located an easy hour away from Brisbane in Wongawallan, the property overlooks a valley offering stunning mountain views. Soak up the views and serenity from the deck or by the fire pit, relaxation opportunities abound here. 

Better yet, your city escape doesn’t mean you need to leave your furry friends at home as Tiny Tambourine is pet-friendly—that should keep the separation anxiety at bay. You might even bump into the resident Pug Barney and make a new furry friend. Book your stay here

Hill Creek Tiny House

Sunshine Coast Hinterland 

Another new addition to the Tiny Away portfolio, this cosy hideaway located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is part tiny house, part farm stay, surrounded by a 25-acre property. The split level tiny house is set at the top of a hill overlooking a dam and the rolling green hills around it, with horses to greet of a morning just across the field. 

Fitted out with a queen-sized bed up in the loft and a single sofa bed on the ground floor, there's plenty of room for a trio. To top it off, while the house is all about the country vibes, you’re not far from the boltholes of Montville and Maleny, or the beaches of the Sunshine Coast. Book your stay here.

Palmer & Gunn

Gold Coast Hinterland 

a tiny house in the Gold Coast hinterland

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 burbling creek as your only background noise: check. Soaking in the aforementioned hot-tub under the stars right next to said creek: now we’re talking, and we’re packing our bags already. Book it here.

Ikigai Tiny Home With A Pool 

Sunshine Coast Hinterland 

buddha statue overlooking a pool

If all of these tiny homes just have you saying ‘but where’s the pool?’, you’ll love Ikigai—it features it’s very own private pool, as well as an outdoor claw footed bath and shower. The tiny house itself is set on a 30 acre hobby farm with its own herd of alpacas, horses (with guided rides available), swings, forest walks and a communal firepit.

As for the tiny house itself, it’s the epitome of luxury with a queen-sized loft bed, a kitchen and a breakfast bar where you can dine overlooking the surrounding bushland. And don’t worry if you prefer your showers indoors—there’s an en suite bathroom too. Book your stay here

Kookaburra Cabin 

Sunshine Coast Hinterland 

Created by Tiny Away, a tiny home booking company, this pint-sized house can be found on a 17-acre farm that is only an hour and a half drive from Brisbane and a stone’s throw away from the Sunshine Coast in Palmwoods. 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).

If you’re staying true to your off the grid commitment (for the weekend that is), the cabin comes complete with a stove and fridge, ready for you to put your cooking skills to the test. Book here.

Paradiso Property

Byron Bay

Start packing your bags because we’ve found a picture perfect property right in the heart of Byron’s town centre. This miniature beach-inspired cottage has all the little luxuries you could need, and even has a separate bedroom—rare in a tiny house, let us tell you.

With the heart of Byron in walking distance, you can enjoy the iconic beaches by day and the delicious eateries by night, no Ubers necessary. Check it out and book a stay here

Hale Douglas

Sunshine Beach

bottom level of a tiny house, with a kitchen and couch, and ladder to a loft

If you’re looking for an island getaway on a budget, set your sights on Hale Douglas, an adorable little home in Noosa that has truly embraced its retro Hawaiian surf theme. Inspired by the hosts’ trip to the soulful surfer town of Hanalei Bay, this tiny house features a skylight, floor-to-ceiling louvred windows and a deck that opens onto a tropical garden.

You’ll be sleeping upstairs (or should we say, upladder) in a queen-size bed that screams comfort, so you can catch some z’s before hitting the beach. Even better, the home was built using reclaimed and repurposed materials, so you can rest assured knowing your Airbnb is doing its part for the environment. Book here.

FreedOm Space 

Broken Head 

This ultra-modern split level tiny house is surrounded by 40 acres of rolling hills, uninterrupted views of which you can enjoy from a free-standing tub out on a spacious wooden deck. FreedOm Space may be small, but this cosy home offers the rare feature of not just one but TWO queen beds in an upstairs loft, so you can share the experience with a few friends.

You’ll also find a bathroom, lounge area and self-contained kitchen somehow squeezed inside, with a fire pit and BBQ outside. Bonus, it’s only 15 minutes away from Byron Bay and its foodie scene if you don’t feel like cooking. Book your stay here

Blackwattle Farm

Beerwah

Do miniature pigs set you squealing? Always wanted to hug an alpaca? Then book yourself in for a farm stay at Blackwattle Farm. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Glasshouse Mountains, this tiny house is the perfect base to explore all the Sunshine Coast has to offer. The home is just five minutes from Australia Zoo, but comes with its own menagerie of animals, including miniature goats, Dexter cows, and plenty of pooches.

Whilst some tiny houses take the minimalist approach, Blackwattle comes with everything you could possibly need, including a TV, washing machine, and a microwave. The hosts even provide homemade honey and jams, so you know you’re in for a treat. Book yourself in here.

Baya 

Scenic Rim 

Perched atop a grassy plateau not far from Boona, this tiny house offers a pretty spectacular view of the surrounding hillsides, which you can enjoy either out on the shady wooden deck or inside through the glass window that makes up one entire wall of your weekend oasis.

Despite the tiny size, you’ll find every modcon you need, like a queen size loft bed with a window to the sky just above your pillows for stargazing, a bathroom with gas hot water and a (flushing) toilet, and a kitchenette with a BBQ so you won’t go hungry. And it gets better—if you don’t want to have to worry about anything during your stay, you can add BBQ platters and breakfast hampers to your booking. Book here (choose the bungalow option).

Looking for something a bit more down-to-earth? Check out 10 of the most beautiful free camping spots in Queensland.

Image credit: Little Country Stays | Airbnb

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