Local Escapes

10 Incredible Tiny Houses And Cabins To Book Near Sydney

By Jessica Best and Sammy Preston
1st Nov 2021

Dinny tiny home, seen from behind vines.

Tiny houses. Yes, while travelling overseas for a big trip is off the cards, spontaneous road trips are definitely where the wanderlust is at. Plus, 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 10 of our favourite tiny houses and cabins near Sydney and around NSW

Dinny | Majura

Travel Time: 3 hours 15 mins

This brand new tiny home might technically be located interstate—but it's also set beside the vines at the rustic Mount Majura Vineyard, so we simply had to include it here. Named after the vineyard's original owner Dinny Killen and nestled beside a block of Reisling grapes, Dinny is tricked out with luxury linen from In Bed and Bed Threads, an enormous window out onto the vines, a shower, compostable toilet, glassware, crockery and other knick-knacks to make your stay a breeze. Best part? You're a stone's throw from the cellar door and there's no minimum stay. 

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Tiny Inja | Kurrajong

travel time: 1 hour

tiny home on paddock propertyFor moody vibes, rolling hills, bike tracks and bushwalks at your doorstep, Tiny Inja is the place for you. Located in a paddock that sits on five acres of farmland (close to the historic towns of Windsor and Richmond), this cosy place is easily one of the best tiny homes in NSW.

Here, you’ll have a wealth of adventures right at your doorstep, including the Bilpin Cider Co cellar door for daily picnics, cider and live music on Sundays and the iconic gardens of Mount Tomah. You can also expect a whole heap of roaming farm animals on the property including the resident peacocks. Tiny Inja sports a queen-sized bed up in the loft and a sofa bed on the ground floor, which can be converted to a single bed size if you’re keen to squeeze a third wheel in.

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Little Magic | Coolangatta

travel time: 2 hours

tiny home on hill at sunsetOn the South Coast, it really doesn’t get any better than Little Magic. With sweeping views of the Shoalhaven area and Shoalhaven River, this spot really does ooze a lot of whimsical air—especially at sunset. Featuring a kitchenette with pretty much everything you need to cook, including a portable cooker, cookware and even a mini-fridge, you can get your chef on, but if you’re not up to the task, you can always opt-in for a breakfast hamper or a take-home veggie basket. When you’re not filling up your time by taking in the stunning surrounds, hit a wine tasting tour at Two Figs Winery or relax to the max at Husky Face & Body Studio.

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Big Yard Escapes | Moonbah

TRAVEL TIME: 5 HOURS

tiny home with stars aboveFurther down south, you’ll find the tiny house accommodation of Big Yard Escapes. This beauty is set on 63 acres of absolutely serene bushland, close to Jindabyne. Surrounded by huge gum trees and the Mowamba River, this winter escape is the perfect romantic getaway during the winter months. The off-grid tiny home is fully equipped with a bathroom, kitchen and reverse-cycle heating and cooling. Here, it’s all about rolling out of bed or for breakfast in outdoor deck chairs, or heading straight to the log fire pit with a steaming hot cup of joe in hand.

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Tallarook Tiny Home | Mogood

TRAVEL TIME: 4 HOURS

tiny home in misty forestWe mean, when tiny homes and personalised massage services come together—it’d be rude not to book a stay. Tallarook Tiny Home sits on 50 acres of well, fairytale bushland. Within a kilometre from the Clyde River, this actual gem mixes off-grid living with a touch of luxury and you might just want to move in permanently. Featuring an epic outdoor deck (perfect for your sundowner session), a Weber BBQ, a steaming hot shower and a breakfast bar that overlooks the outdoors, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a tiny home in NSW that hits the same. 

If you’re keen to go exploring (and you will be), you can head for a walk down the river, hit the local bakery for a selection of jams, fresh farm eggs and bread or grab a paddle and go for a kayak. To wind down even more, Tallarook also offers up full-body relaxation massages using essential oils and body butter, which can all be done on the outside deck so you can lap up all the sounds of nature too.

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Robinson Crusoe Tiny House | Wyee

Travel Time: 1 hour 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). 

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Kimo Eco-Huts | Nangus

Travel Time: 4 hours 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. 

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Big Tiny 6Sixteen The Banks | Agnes Banks

Travel Time: 1 hour 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.

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Kindled | Oberon

Travel Time: 2 hours 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.

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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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Need more ideas? Check out these cosy winter-perfect cottages in NSW

Image credit: Naked Cubby Co, Naked Cubby Co, Tullarook, Tiny Inja, Little Magic, Big Yard Escapes, Tullarook, In2thewild, In2thewild, Kimo Estate, Big Tiny, Kindled, Unyoked 

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