Tiny houses. Yep, while travelling overseas for a big trip is off the cards, spontaneous road trips are definitely where the wanderlust is at. Even more so now that NSW has revealed local travel restrictions will be lifted as of Monday 1 June.
And we think, heading into the depths of winter, you can really put the cherry on the top of your local getaway by making a cosy, secluded tiny house your dreamy destination.
NSW is speckled with a heap of tiny nooks for an off-the-grid getaway. Fully stocked with kitchens, bathrooms, beds and seamless, uninterrupted views to boot, these lil’ guys (some eco-friendly) are the perfect treat to any impromptu city escape plans.
Here are five of our favourite tiny houses and cabins in NSW.
Robinson Crusoe Tiny House | Wyee
Travel Time: 1 hr 35 mins
For a beautiful forest location, you can’t go wrong with this eco-friendly tiny house located near Lake Macquarie. Bring your own food and drinks and the hosts will have everything else provided. And yes, this is completely off-the-grid, with no Wi-Fi and only one USB charger available. Created by In2thewild, head here for more little gems by these guys (yes, they all have super-cute literary names).
Kimo Eco-Huts | Nangus
Travel Time: 4 hrs 20 mins
Trust us—this one is worth the drive. Located on a scenic hill with 360-degree views of the Murrumbidgee river flats and the Kimo Valley just 10 minutes outside of Gundagai, expect no neighbours around you and crystal clear skies. Kimo Eco-Huts are located on Kimo Estate—a 7000-acre working sheep and cattle farm, and the oldest farm in the region.
There are three A-frame huts to choose from and each one is totally secluded with a stunning shower, a one killer view and, yes, breakfast is included. Bookings are yet to reopen for JR's Eco Huts, so we suggest you bookmark this one and get in touch with the team here.
Big Tiny 6Sixteen The Banks | Agnes Banks
Travel Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Ready yourself for an open fire pit to toast your marshmallows at night. You’ll be sitting under the stars with a spectacular view of the surrounding areas. Big Tiny is a loft-style gem planted on five acres with the Blue Mountains as its backdrop. And, big bonus, if you’re feeling peckish in the afternoon, just ask for a cheese platter and wine and it shall appear.
Kindled | Oberon
Travel Time: 2 hrs 40 mins
This tiny house is located within a pristine off-grid location in the Oberon Shire, beyond the beautiful Kanangra Boyd National Park. Waking up to the tranquil sounds of nature, this is your ultimate escape from the city. Kindled overlooks a large river and 250 acres of gum-tree conservation. You’ll spot some kangaroos, wombats and native birds just outside of your retreat.
Coralie | Southern Highlands
Travel Time: 2 hours
Brought to us by the Grant twins, Coralie is just one of many tiny houses part of the Unyoked clan. This gem is tucked at the bottom of its own private valley facing an epic forested mountain. Watch out for wandering wombats. Their Coralie cabin includes bedding, towels, a picnic table, hot shower, composting toilet, gas stove, bar fridge and solar power.
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Image credit: In2thewild, In2thewild, Kimo Estate, Big Tiny, Kindled, Unyoked