We all yearn for weekend escapes — and we want to do it somewhere unique and close to nature, without sacrificing creature comforts. Tiny Away’s fleet of tiny homes (there are over 70 dotted across NSW and Victoria) tick all those boxes. These eco-friendly, off-the-grid cabins with a minimalist aesthetic are small in size but big on character.
Boasting a range of stunning designs and state-of-the-art features both inside and outside, these impressively self-sufficient “compact homes on wheels” are in their element in some of Australia’s most spectacular rural settings.
And the tiny house craze has exploded, according to Jeff Yeo, Co-Founder of Tiny Away:
“In Victoria in particular, we’ve seen a huge increase in bookings. Our Serenity Abode tiny house in the Yarra Valley had an increase of around 40% compared to pre-COVID.”
Whilst the tiny house movement has blossomed, so too has travel uncertainty. And with that, Tiny Away implemented a lockdown-friendly booking policy to help ease any booking hesitancy:
“We saw a shift to guests booking much nearer the date of travel rather than in advance. So, we know that guests need more flexibility, which is why we have adopted a more flexible approach for cancellations and date changes,” he added.
There is only one way to find what all the big (or small?) fuss is about. Here are the most popular Tiny Away tiny house stays, perfect for a Sydney or Melbourne weekender:
New South Wales
Azaltie, Kangaroo Valley
Just two hours from Sydney and Canberra, nestled between the Southern Highlands and the South Coast, Kangaroo Valley is perfect for a nature escape. Located on an 11-acre property, this house is secluded and peaceful with the sound of the bush and songs from the birds.
Tiny Away 888, Pokolbin
A perfect tiny spot for your perfect weekend wine region getaway. This tiny house is located on the award-winning The Vintry Country House in central Pokolbin, the heart of the Hunter Valley vineyards.
The Clyde, Eagleton
Set on the banks of the Williams River on the Hunter Coast, you will find yourself fishing, swimming and canoeing, all from your private pontoon. Or, simply absorbing the surrounding mountains and open skies.
Minima Domum, Kangaroo Valley
This secluded tiny house is located on a lush 13-acre property. Imagine waking up to a cacophony of wildlife, surrounded by tall gum trees. And if you are lucky kangaroos, wombats, wallabies and glossy black cockatoos.
Tiny St Albans, (Macdonald Valley)
This stunner is situated on a sandstone hill within the Forgotten Valley on a 30-acre property, overlooking the farming land of the Hawkesbury Valley. For those with fur babies, this house is dog friendly (big or tiny).
Serenity Abode, Beaconsfield Upper
Hidden amongst the trees but on the doorstep of the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley, the highlight of this tiny house is its deck, lounge, and breakfast bar. Stylish, comfortable and a place to unwind that you will never forget.
A truly luxe tiny house experience set on a 125-year-old homestead of 23-acres located outside of the historic village of Beeac in the heart of South-West Victoria.
Krystal Waters Ocean View, San Remo
This tiny house offers breathtaking ocean views and all the attractions of nearby Phillip Island. Spend the day at the property’s private beach and then catch the sunset with penguins that come ashore at the famous Penguin Parade.
Tiny House, Big View, Boneo
With views over Bass Strait, enjoy a peaceful farm surrounding and country feel. Close to National Parks, oceans, bays, vineyards, golf clubs, and of course, serenity.
Grampians Doorstep, Bellellen
Tucked away in a farm setting offering quiet vistas of the Grampians National Park and Mt William, the tiny house is surrounded by great bushwalking, sightseeing, winery tastings, mountain bike trails, fishing, kayaking and direct access to some of the best waterfalls in Australia.