Local Escapes

12 Amazing Tiny Homes In NSW For Your Next Off-Grid Getaway

By Sammy Preston

A glasshouse cabin at Oakhill Estate, a tiny home in NSW

Typically remote and off-grid, what tiny homes lack in space they make up for in ample sweet country air and the sort of headspace that only a digital detox can provide. 

These days, NSW is peppered with tiny homes, ranging from bushland retreats to vineyard hideaways, farm stays, and luxurious cabins with outdoor tubs. The tiny homes on this list have been thoughtfully designed to pack a punch despite their size, and each will grant you the respite you deserve. If it's an impromptu city escape you need, look no further. Keep scrolling for Urban List's favourite tiny homes near Sydney and all around NSW. 

Glasshouse Cabin | Clear Creek

Travel time from Sydney: 2.5 hours

A glasshouse cabin at Oakhill Estate, one of the best tiny homes in NSWImage credit: Oakhill Estate | Supplied

Just 15 minutes outside of Bathurst, this stunning glass cabin is the perfect nature escape. Set on the Oakhill Estate Merino farm, you're surrounded by 3,000 acres of gorgeous farmland and vast views across the gorgeous Central Tablelands.

As well as the glass walls and ceiling, your cabin features an outdoor fire pit, hot tub, abundant wildlife, and walks to shimmering creeks. At night, watch the Milky Way and millions of twinkling stars from within your cosy tiny home. 

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Tiny House With Outdoor Spa | Matcham

Travel time from Sydney: 1 hour 30 minutes

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For the ultimate chill-out location just over an hour from Sydney, this multi-level tiny home, complete with a sprawling deck, a massive outdoor spa tub, and an outdoor fire pit is the one.

Located overlooking rolling paddocks and near a bubbling creek, you can connect with nature on-site or jump in the car for five minutes to check out Wamberal Beach. 

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Creekside Tiny House | Foxground

Travel time from Sydney: 2 hours 15 minutes

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Surrounded by rainforest, this self-described eco pod feels far away from the rest of the world despite its proximity to shops, beaches, and cafes.

This South Coast escape comes equipped with a small kitchen, bathroom, and cosy bed set up under two massive windows. But the real selling point is the fancy hanging fireplace that'll keep you nice and toasty during a winter stay. There's also a hot outdoor shower, barbecue, and a fire pit area. Heaven. 

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Heike | Lower Hunter 

Travel time from Sydney: 1.5 hours

Heike tiny cabinImage credit: Unyoked | Supplied 

It doesn't get any more serene than a stay at this Unyoked cabin. Heike offers a haven of calm and relaxation on the traditional land of the Darkinjung People, leaving 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 and of course a cheeky bar fridge lined with boozy goods. Hit the walking trails, light the fire and bust out your stargazing manual, because Heike was designed with complete and utter disconnection in mind.

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Vera | Oberon

Travel time from Sydney: 2.5 hours

Vera tiny home

Prepare to be amazed by Vera, a picturesque tiny home from the Unyoked crew nestled in a secluded corner of nature's paradise. Located just 2.5 hours out of Sydney, Vera is a dreamy little home that's all about big experiences.

Picture yourself exploring nearby trails, taking in the breathtaking scenery as you venture through the great outdoors. If relaxation is more your style, imagine lounging by a crackling fire, toasting marshmallows and letting the worries of the world fade away.

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Wildernest | Tallong

Travel time from Sydney: 2 hours

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This off-grid, architect-designed tiny home is a sustainable dream, surrounded by the 100-year-old gum trees of the Wingello Forest and an epic balcony for wildlife spotting. 

You can enjoy bushwalking, mountain biking, and paddling in the small stream nearby, before chilling out by the fire pit or soaking in the outdoor bath with a glass of vino. 

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Maggie's Farmstay | Howes Valley

Travel time from Sydney: 2 hours 45 minutes

Tiny home at duskImage credit: Airbnb | Website 

If you're looking for wholesome vibes, Maggie's Farmstay has them in spades. Situated on a working farm in Howes Valley, this teeny tiny house is surrounded by mountains, a small vineyard, lagoons, and grazing alpacas.

Cosy-up by the outdoor fire pit, go for a bushwalk into nearby Yengo National Park, and swim in the lagoon when the weather's warm. Those who'd prefer to explore the area will be pleased to know that Hunter Valley wineries aren't too far away. Best of all, you can bring your dog along (just inform the hosts). 

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The Salty Dog | Newport

Travel time from Sydney: 1 hour

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Float away in this unique water-bound tiny home just off the shore of Newport. There's a full kitchen and bathroom on board, and a breakfast hamper is included in your stay, and it's super easy to head to shore and drop into The Newport or Bert's for a fancy meal (and a water taxi can take you home). 

Dive straight into the Pittwater for a swim and rinse off in the hot outdoor shower before catching some afternoon sun on the back deck. Your hosts will greet you at the marina and take you over, and there's a dinghy you can use during your stay. 

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Nikita | Rylstone

Travel time from Sydney: 3 hours

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Another of the stunning Unyoked tiny homes scattered across Australia, Nikita is a stunning off-grid escape with views over a lake packed with wildlife. 

You'll need to hike about 700 metres to find the cabin, which comes complete with a fire pit, massive windows opening out to the bushland, and a modern hot shower. It's dog-friendly, and yes, you can also swim in the lake. 

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Willow Tree Bend | Kanimbla

Travel time from Sydney: 2 hours 15 minutes

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A part of the Tiny Away family of tiny homes, this Kanimbla Valley gem screams one thing loudly: fresh air. Located on a small vineyard, Willow Tree Bend boasts that much-desired crisp country air and spectacular Blue Mountains views to match.

This tiny home comes fully equipped with a kitchenette and portable cooker, microwave, mini fridge, eco-toilet, shower, nearby firepit, and BBQ, and, best of all, a balcony from which to take in the surrounds and spot local wildlife. 

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The Oyster Shed | Lovett Bay

Travel time from Sydney: 1 hour

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It doesn't get closer to the water than this rustic studio right on the shore of the Pittwater—and you can only arrive by water taxi, local ferry, or a water-based pick-up from your hosts.

The quaint, open-plan studio includes a claw-foot bath, basic kitchenette and coffee set-up, and fire pit for star-lit evenings, so you can truly check in and hide away from the rest of the world. When it's time to explore, snorkelling gear, two kayaks, and an adorable rowboat are provided to check out the estuary. The walking tracks of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are also only a stone's throw away. 

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6Sixteen The Banks | Agnes Banks

Travel time from Sydney: 1 hour 15 mins

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6Sixteen The Banks is a loft-style tiny home planted on five acres with the Blue Mountains as its backdrop. Here, you'll have access to an open fire pit to roast your marshmallows under the stars with a spectacular view of the surrounding areas.

There's a wood-fired bathtub on the verandah and, if you’re feeling peckish in the afternoon, just ask for a cheese platter and wine, and it shall appear. 

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