Local Escapes

Take A Trip Into The Victorian Wilderness And Stay At These Incredible Tiny Houses

By Ben Tyers
31st May 2020

A tiny houses made of mostly timber sitting in the middle of a paddock surrounded by trees. A male is sitting on the step having a coffee.

There is a range of different ways to get out of the city and into Victoria's amazing regional areas. You can hit up some cottages and cabins to get away from it all, you can go camping, you can find an Airbnb that's up your alley—but better yet, why not stay in a tiny house, one that is probably off-grid.

Tiny Houses are dotted throughout Victoria's regions, and can be found via platforms like Unyoked, Shacky, Riparide, and, of course, Airbnb.

Keep an eye on the latest travel advice from the Victorian government as to whether it's safe to travel to these regions.

Here is the best tiny house accommodation you'll find in Victoria.

Yogie

Region: Pyrenees Ranges
Distance From Melbourne: 2 hours

Unyoked have a huge range of tiny houses all over Victoria (and NSW), and their Yogie cabin is one of the best.

The house faces a mountain range and sits on the border of a national park. As with all Unyoked spots, Yogie has bedding, towels, solar power, a picnic table, fire pit and more included to make sure your stay is as good as it can be.

There are some great wineries to check out in the region such as Blue Pyrenees Estate, Mount Avoca Winery, and more.

Book Yogie here.

The Olive Grove

Region: High Country
Distance From Melbourne: 2 Hours

Victoria's High Country should be on everyone's must-visit list come autumn and winter. The lush area transforms throughout the seasons turning from green to orange to brown before doing it all over again.

The Olive Grove by Shacky is set unsurprisingly in an olive grove. The shack has room for two people, but unfortunately, not dogs are allowed on the property.

The shack is completely off-grid but does have gas available to run the two-burner cooktop and inbuilt shower.

If you're heading up to the High Country, check out our tips on things to do in Bright.

Book The Olive Grove here.

Tiny House At The Gurdies

Region: South Gippsland
Distance From Melbourne: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

The Gurdies is a hidden spot on the way to Phillip Island with great views of Westernport Bay and French Island.

This tiny house is situated in the hills and takes advantage of all the views mentioned above. It's completely self-contained and is off-grid. 

The Tiny House at The Gurdies has room for two, and no pets are allowed.

There's a range of great venues and things to see in the region, check out our guide to a road trip down the South Gippsland Highway for further inspiration.

Book the tiny house here.

Harper

Region: Macedon Ranges
Distance From Melbourne: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Take in everything the Macedon Ranges has to offer while basing yourself in this tiny house called Harper.

Harper is bigger than the other tiny houses we've profiled so far, sleeping four people comfortably.

This tiny house comes with everything you'd expect, from bedding to a stovetop, a BBQ, fire pit, and more.

The house has amazing views of the rolling hills of the region and has easy access to the abundance of wineries, cafes, and breweries in the Macedon Ranges region.

Book Harper here.

Louka

Region: Central Gippsland
Distance From Melbourne: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

Unyoked has been busy during the COVID-19 pandemic building two new tiny houses for you to stay in.

Unyoked classifies Louka's adventure level as "Medium Spice", as its set in the beautiful Victorian mountains surrounded by pine trees.

The cabin is named after a man the founders met in Indonesia

"We met Louka in Indonesia. A French uni student he'd escaped the cold city-life one winter to meander through the archipelago. He never went back. We met him 10 years later still in Indo working as a dive instructor spending his days happy and exploring. Finding what worked for him and making a life around it, everyone could do with a bit more Louka."

Read more about Unyoked's new cabins, Louka and Anant here.

Book Louka here.

The Forest

Region: Grampians
Distance From Melbourne: 3 Hours

The Forest is a tiny house that's set on a large property.

When staying here you can take advantage of the natural assets of the area such as the large areas of bush, rock formations, and forest paths to trek along.

The location is near the Grampians National Park which has an endless amount of trails to explore during the day. The Grampians Peaks Trail is a highlight for sure, read more about it here.

The Forest has room for two, no dogs are allowed.

Book The Forest here.

Feel like heading out for a spot of camping instead? Here are the best free camping spots around Victoria

Image credit: Unyoked

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