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Five of the best tiny houses for your next weekend getaway

Spend the night in one of these cabins that are small in size but big in character

When it comes to architecture, our love for a tiny, but well thought out, footprint runs deep. Whether you share our sentiments or you’re simply looking for an escape that’s out of the ordinary, these little cabins will afford you a luxury beyond compare. With a minimalist aesthetic and smack bang in the middle of the countryside, these off-grid cribs will have you relaxed faster that you can say “no wi-fi”. So, put down the phone (no, seriously most of these cabins have no power points, with a landline for emergency calls) and prepare to soak up your surroundings with our top tiny house picks.  

Tiny House, The Saddle Camp

This tiny home is fast making a name for itself being named by The Business Insider as one of the nine coolest around the world. Located on a horse riding farm in the NSW town of Braidwood, guests can saddle up for a trail ride or take in the surrounds on foot. The house is decked out in a grey and white with lots of natural wood, a compact kitchen, loft bed and compost toilet. Those who prefer to order in will love the on-site café.



Environmental warriors and twin brothers, Cam and Chris Grant, have set up six eco-friendly cabins in NSW and Victoria where nature-loving visitors can experience minimalist stays in the wilderness. Most are hidden in secluded locations from lush valleys to wine country.



Into The Wild curate pop-up stays in tiny homes in out-of-the-way locations about two hours from Sydney. The portable homes are named after the owners’ favourite book characters, and are kitted out with hot shower and toilet, bedding for four people and a fire pit with outdoor seating. On booking you’ll receive the exact location, which could take you just about anywhere.


Arabella CABN

Go off the grid in the Kangaroo Valley with Arabella, a tiny eco-friendly retreat hidden in rugged bushland. The custom-built cabin sleeps up to five, with air conditioning and full kitchen. There’s an outdoor fire pit and freestanding bathtub enclosed in its very own glass cube to let the outside in.


Surf Shack, Suffolk Park

Ten minutes’ drive from the heart of Byron Bay and a stroll to Suffolk Park beach, this surf shack has everything you need for a minimalist’s coastal getaway. The tiny home joins the back of the owner’s house, but fear not, it features a private entry and quiet garden to enjoy. Inside, you’ll find chic interiors with a full kitchen and loft bed.


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