Visitors to Singapore will soon have another accommodation offering to consider. This May, Australian tiny house brand Tiny Away will open a village of five tiny houses on Lazarus Island, a 15-minute boat ride from Sentosa Cove or 20-minute ride from Marina South Pier.
Called Tiny Away Escape at Lazaarus Island, the accommodation will be eco-friendly, emitting less carbon dioxide than traditional accommodation. Despite the fact they’re sustainably built, the tiny houses will still feature air conditioning and heating, as well as gas heating that allows for hot showers. They’ll also come with a kitchenette, cooking equipment, and a bathroom.
Solar energy will be the main source of power for the tiny homes, and the village will use a high-tech food waste recycling system, created in partnership with Singapore start-up Westcom Solution. In fact, the entire tiny home experience in the community has been carefully designed to ensure visitors respect their environment and leave the island unscathed, all while still having an enjoyable stay.
“It’s so exciting to introduce ecotourism experiences to this hidden-gem island destination,” said Tiny Away co-founder Jeff Yeo. “We know Australians love travelling to Singapore, and this tiny house experience will present travellers with the opportunity to get out of the city and to see some of Singapore’s gorgeous surrounding islands and natural habitats.”
Tiny Away partnered with Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) to secure and develop the project on Lazarus Island, the first overnight accommodation on the island. A multi-purpose space dubbed ‘The Glasshouse’ will also offer amenities, cooking facilities and the chance for guests from the five tiny houses to get outside of their homes and mingle with each other. Push bike rentals and non-motorised water activities will also be launched in phases by June.
Lazarus Island is among a cluster of islands south of Singapore, which also includes Seringat, St John’s, and Kias. Many of them are still unknown to many locals, let alone international visitors.
Tiny houses are part of a global trend of simplifying lives by reducing the size of our home spaces, and therefore our consumption — though, without sacrificing at all quality of life.