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

By Claire Logan
14th Nov 2022

tiny homes in WA

These little guys are all you need for the perfect off-grid getaway. Fully stocked with kitchens, bathrooms, beds and drop-dead gorgeous views, they’re the perfect excuse for a spontaneous road trip. 

Here are our favourite tiny houses and cabins in WA.

Unyoked 

Margaret River

The crew behind globally renowned eco-friendly tiny cabins, Unyoked, has just unveiled three jaw-dropping new off-grid getaways near Margaret River. Surrounded by dense bushland, each well-appointed but simple tiny home is just what you need to fully switch off, recharge and connect with nature. The founders grew up here but these are actually the first Unyoked homes to launch in Western Australia, so they already feel particularly special. They're also the company's first hideouts with private access to one of the region's most secluded, unspoilt beaches. 

Unyoked tiny home

Edith Tiny Cabin By Heyscape

Busselton

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. 

Hidden Cabins

Ferguson Valley and Peel Region

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 two extraordinary romantic eco-conscious spaces to unwind and recharge together. Both within two hours of Perth, ‘Florence’ and ‘Henry’ both ooze calm and tranquility right in the heart of nature. These little sanctuaries 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.

Tree Chalets

Margaret River

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.

an outdoor claw foot bathtub

River's End Retreat

Kalgan

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). 

a tiny home with outdoor deck and fire

Hidden Valley Retreat

Carbunup

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.

an outdoor tub at Hidden Valley Retreat

The Cabin

Margaret River

You can truly live your best lumberjack life in this stunning artisan wood cabin tucked comfortably away on 75 acres of farmland, and a mere 15 minutes from the scrumptious eats and drinks of Margaret River. Made from local timbers (inside and out), The Cabin is completely off-grid thanks to its solar energy system and rainwater tank. But it's really all about soaking up the surrounding nature here, with a breezy deck and bar, a fire pit and even an outdoor bath and shower.

a timber cabin in Margaret River

Infinity Chalet

Margaret River

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.

a bathtub with a window looking out to the countryside

The Glampavan

Cowaramup

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.

a guest sits on the day bed in a tiny home

Petit Eco Cabin

Yallingup 

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.

contemporary tiny cabin in Yallingup, with bed and living area

Frankland River Cabin Retreat

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.

a pine cabin in Frankland River

Tiny House In Central Albany

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.  

a light filled cabin in Albany

Ryan's Rest

Pemberton

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.

a bed with windows looking out to farm land

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. 

More of a hotel person? Check out the best boutique hotels for staycations in Perth.

Image credit: Cam Bostock, Anja (@thelife0fpy), Tree Chalets, River's End Retreat, Hidden Valley Retreat, The Cabin, Infinity Chalet, The Glampavan, Frankland River Cabin Retreat, Albany Tiny House, Ryan's Rest

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