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WA’s Best Tiny Homes For Your Next Off-Grid Escape

By Claire Logan – who is always dreaming of her next meal and reckons a good martini solves most problems

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 Fully stocked with kitchens, bathrooms, beds and drop-dead gorgeous views, at Urban List we reckon they’re the perfect excuse for a spontaneous road trip outta Perth/Boorloo.

There are so many great ones around WA these days, but these are our top picks—the best tiny home escapes near Perth.

Edith Tiny Cabin By Heyscape

Busselton

Edith tiny cabin in WA
Image credit: Edith Tiny Cabin | Airbnb

This unique tiny home from Heyscape is situated on the edge of a small batch family-owned vineyard with beautiful views and dangerously easy access to the boutique cellar door. The timber-clad interiors give the space a warm and cosy vibe, perfect for switching off, hauling up and watching the world go by as you split a bottle of red from the winery. 

Cleves Hut 

Nannup

Someone enjoying an outdoor bath at a tiny home
Image credit: Cleves Hut | Airbnb

Nestled in a lush little valley on the banks of the Blackwood River, Cleves Hut is a damn romantic spot to slow down and connect with nature. The 100% off grid cabin is truly secluded and surrounded by grazing cattle and other wildlife—much of which you can watch pass by from your bedroom.

You won't find a tellie or wifi here, but they've assured us there is phone reception so go ahead and hotspot it if you can't cope without the internet. They've also got a Bluetooth speaker so you can soundtrack your stay with ease, plus board games to keep you entertained. The true showstopper here though is the gorg outdoor bath for two—it's completely private so you can just as easily enjoy a soak in the sunshine or by starlight. Stunning!

Peter The Tiny Cabin By Heyscape

Esperance

A couple enjoying a wine on the deck of a tiny cabin in Esperance
Image credit: Peter The Tiny Cabin By Heyscape | Tristan McKenzie

You’ll find a fair few Heyscape cabins listed amongst our faves, but their new Esperance stays might just take the cake for the best tiny cabins in all of WA. There are four cracking homes to choose from—two nestled on an olive farm and two further out in the wilderness—but we wanna call out Peter in particular.

Located moments from the Cape Le Grand National Park, you can spend days beach hopping between white-sand, turquoise water stunners like Lucky Bay and Hellfire Bay or hike up to Frenchman’s Peak to take it all in from above. Then when you land back home you can run an outdoor bath, pour a wine and bliss out to expansive mountain views while trying to spot emus and kangaroos in the distant scrub before the milky star-studded sky takes over. As far as off-grid stays go, this is the pinnacle.

River's End Retreat

Kalgan

River End Retreat tiny cabin in WA
Image credit: River's End Retreat | Airbnb

This mighty little shipping container home is proof that good things do indeed come in small (and incredibly luxe) packages. Completely self-contained and set on a working farm, this spot is perfect for couples or solo travellers looking to go off-grid and get back to nature for a bit.  Just remember to BYO marshmallows for the deckside firepit (conditions permitting). 

Lauren The Tiny Cabin By Heyscape

Chittering

Heyscape tiny cabin in chittering
Image credit: Lauren The Tiny Cabin By Heyscape | Tristan McKenzie

If you don't feel like going too far, check out Heyscape's luxe Lauren tiny cabin in Chittering,. It's less than an hour from Perth, not that you'd believe that when you're staring up at the stars from the outdoor bath for two, wine in hand. It also gives you a chance to pull into the famous Bindoon Bakehouse on your way home for one of their life-changing vanilla slices.

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Juniper Tiny Home

Metricup

A tiny home in Metricup
Image credit: Juniper Tiny Home | Tristan McKenzie

Situated between lush vineyards and golden fields dotted with sheep, this secluded tiny home is situated at one of Margaret River's founding vineyards and minutes from more of the best cellar doors in the region. Location aside though, the tiny home is a stunner with floor-to-ceiling windows that looks out to a picturesque little tree-lined dam. At golden hour, pour a wine—you'll find a bottle or two from Juniper in the fridge—and enjoy a drink on the patio as you fire up the bbq. Come nighttime, you can soak up the stars from bed thanks to the extra window they've slotted in right above your head. 

Stillwood Retreat

Denmark

Stillwood Retreat tiny home in WA
Image credit: Stillwood Retreat | Airbnb

Five minutes away from the Denmark township, you’ll find Stillwood Retreat. And retreat there we shall. This secluded architecturally designed Airbnb is tucked into the naturescape of the south west, among towering karri trees and next to your own private dam—where you can roll out a rug for a seriously serene private picnic on the deck before sinking into a hot outdoor bath as the sun sets.

Petit Eco Cabin

Yallingup 

contemporary tiny cabin in Yallingup, with bed and living area

Perfect for a romantic getaway or a solo trip to treat-yo-self, this quaint timber cabin is the ideal place to unwind with a glass of vino. Nestled within an organic vineyard called Windows Estate (quite convenient, we think), this cabin’s rustic bathtub sits under eucalyptus trees and faces a serene lake. We think you’ll find it hard to resist the urge to ‘gram this tub—especially when you’re lying back with a glass of red in hand.

8 Paddocks

Cowaramup

8 Paddocks
Image credit: 8 Paddocks | Airbnb

Owners Kristie and Shane truly hit it out of the park with 8 Paddocks. The gorgeous one bedroom chalet is wrapped by 180 beautiful acres of natural bushland, pasture and vineyard, so it's a good spot to switch off and relax together in nature. It also happens to be super close to all the best of Margs, so you can spend your days exploring and then come back for a hot bath in the outdoors before curling up by the fire. 

Hidden Cabins

Ferguson Valley and Peel Region

Someone sitting on the deck of a Hidden Cabin tiny home
Image credit: Hidden Cabins | @fieldnotes

Sometimes we need to completely disconnect from the world around us to reconnect with our significant other, and there’s no doubt that the masterminds behind Hidden Cabins have created three extraordinary romantic eco-conscious spaces to help us unwind and recharge together. All within two hours of Perth, they each include massive floor to ceiling windows and wood fires to snuggle up and admire the secluded beauty along with full amenities, board games, books and other thoughtful little touches so that you never need to leave the arms of your lover.

Unyoked 

Secret Locations

Unyoked tiny cabin in WA
Image credit: Unyoked | Website

The crew behind globally renowned eco-friendly tiny cabins, Unyoked, has three jaw-dropping off-grid getaways hidden in secret locations across WA. Each well-appointed but simple tiny home is just what you need to fully switch off, recharge and connect with nature. 

Southcamp 

Dunsborough

Southcamp tiny cabin
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Located smack bang in the heart of Dunsborough you’ll find Southcamp—a brand new holiday hub with 15 (soon to 18) bespoke timber cabins to check into, alongside a brewhouse, cafe and continental deli. Each self contained cabin has been custom designed by Finespun architectural studio to fit everything you need with nothing you don’t, offering up hotel-like luxury in a cool n' cosy package.

Just think: high ceilings, a comfy king bed, aircon, a streaming-ready tv and the best damn rainfall shower. Plus, loads of extra special little touches like electronic blinds, Bluetooth speakers and a record player with a unique set of vinyl to help you soundtrack your stay.

Hidden Valley Retreat

Carbunup

an outdoor tub at Hidden Valley Retreat
Image credit: Hidden Valley Retreats | Booking.com

Located in Carbanup, between all the action of Dunsborough, Busselton and Margaret River, Hidden Valley Retreat is the perfect base for your next down south escape.  There are a few self-contained cabins to choose from here (so you might have better luck actually locking in a booking). Don't worry though, it still feels incredibly secluded thanks to the lush surrounding bushland. The best part though? Every cabin at Hidden Valley Retreat has its very own outdoor bath to soak in at the end of the day.

Infinity Chalet

Margaret River

a bathtub with a window looking out to the countryside

This beautiful private chalet is kitted out with all the modern comforts you could ask for and is perfect for your next trip down south. Just imagine waking up to sweeping views of the spectacular countryside, before pampering yourself in the spa bath or steam shower and enjoying a glass of wine by the fireplace in the evenings. Now this is living.

Tree Chalets

Margaret River

an outdoor claw foot bathtub

Nestled between rows of tall rosegum trees, these super cute self-contained eco chalets are equipped with all the luxe amenities you could ever need. But it’s the outdoor cast iron bath that’s calling our name. Set out on a wooden deck with views out onto native bushland, it’s the perfect spot to unwind with a bottle of Margaret River red.

The Glampavan

Cowaramup

a guest sits on the day bed in a tiny home

If you're chasing something quirky, eclectic and a lil bit cute, you can't beat the Glampavan. The completely refurbished cabin sits on a farm with views over farmland to vineyards, horse paddocks, and a forest. And as small as it is, it's got everything you need—a comfy queen-size bed, modern kitchen, TV nook, cosy annex with fireplace, tonnes of original art, and a gorgeous bathroom with a rain-water sky-shower.

Frankland River Cabin Retreat

Frankland River

a pine cabin in Frankland River

Nestled on a peaceful and picturesque 83-acre property in the Great Southern with the Frankland River flowing along the property's edge, this cosy European pine cabin looks like it just stepped out of a storybook. Spend your days exploring nearby destinations like Albany, Denmark, Pemberton, and Walpole then cap off your evenings with a wine on the deck as you enjoy unspoiled views of the stars.

Tiny House In Central Albany

Albany

a light filled cabin in Albany

This lush little sunlit garden studio offers up the ultimate small living experience in Albany. It's conveniently close to everything in town so you can very easily go out for every meal, but rest assured there's everything you need right here if you feel like hiding away for a weekend.  

Ryan's Rest

Pemberton

a bed with windows looking out to farm land

Get set to lose yourself amongst the Karri trees at this lakeside tiny home 15 minutes from Pemberton. Ryan's Rest is a favourite on Airbnb and a quick look at the cosy little bedroom corner with mind-blowing wrap-around views will tell you precisely why. Plan ahead if you want to book into this beauty.

Toby Home

Quindalup

For a beautiful down south location, you can’t go wrong with this totally trendy container home on the banks of the Toby Inlet. It's the perfect base to explore all Dunsborough has to offer, just a three minute drive from the town centre and a short canoe paddle to the beach. With Palmers Winery just a stone’s throw away, you’ll forget about missing that Europe summer in no time. Or if you want to stay in, take a bottle to-go and watch the sunset from the spa. 

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Main image credit: Heyscape | Tristan McKenzie

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