Holidaying in a unique dwelling has long been a travel trend from treehouses to yurts and glamping. But have you tried staying in a tiny home? Here is a list of the 8 hottest tiny homes you can stay in 2019 – cabins with a minimalist aesthetic that are small in size, but big on character.
1. 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 to toast marshmallows and a freestanding bathtub enclosed in its very own glass cube to let the outside in.Visit cabn.life
Into The Wild curate pop-up stays in tiny homes in out-of-the-way locations approximately two hours out of Sydney. The petite, portable houses are named after the owners’ favourite book characters and 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 anywhere from the Shoalhaven to the Hunter. Visit in2thewild.co
3.Tallarook Tiny Home
Live big in this architecturally designed tiny home for three guests, nestled in native bushland on the Clyde River on the South Coast of NSW. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the 50-acre property with bushwalking, kayaking and wildlife spotting, or just take it easy in your cabin with stylish fit out, breakfast bar and comfy loft bed for afternoon siestas. Visit tallarooktinyhome.com
4.Tilba Lake Camp
One of the original tiny holiday homes in NSW, Tilba Lake Camp has a variety of accommodation including bell tents and two eco pods, Bonnie and Clyde, nestled in coastal paddocks with views of the lake, ocean and mountains. The cute pods are ideal for couples and have queen beds layered with soft linens, kitchen with fridge, microwave oven and stove top, outdoor private fire pit and access to a saltwater pool. Visit tilbalakecamp.com.au
Perched on the edge of the Cudgegong Valley fringed by native bushland, The Loft is a rustic eco home for two with a chic Nordic-style interior. On a rural property just 12 minutes from Mudgee, guests can enjoy a delicious local wine on the deck while watching the sun set, whip up breakfast in the well-equipped kitchen or have a nap on the mezzanine bed. The property owners supply Italian-brewed coffee, a range of teas and a small library of books too.
A perfect base to explore The Blue Mountains region, city dwellers will love the contemporary styling, rural setting as well as the laptop-friendly working nook in this tiny house near Lithgow. Guests can get active on the 1km loop trail at the back of the property, ideal for mountain biking or running, and the friendly hosts are happy to help set up the fire pit at night or introduce you to the resident sheep, chickens, ducks and peacock during the day. Visit tinyaway.com
7.6Sixteen The Banks
A tiny home with a big personality – the styling is spot on and there are lots of windows to let the rural views in. Located on a farm in Agnes Banks in Greater Western Sydney, 6sixteen is not far from the beautiful cafes of Windsor, Kurrajong village and Glenbrook. With a plush loft bedroom and comfy pull-out sofa bed, there’s enough room for a family of four and lovely open spaces to soak up the views of horse studs, lagoon and turf farms, with a backdrop of the Blue Mountains. Visit airbnb.com.au
8.The Saddle Camp
This tiny home was named by The Business Insider as one of the nine coolest tiny homes around the world. Ideal for animal lovers, it’s located in Braidwood on a horse riding farm where guests can saddle up for a trail ride or simply explore the open meadows and watch the playful ponies. The house is stylishly decked out in a grey and white with lots of natural wood, plus a compact but well-equipped kitchen and comfortable loft bed. As an added bonus, there’s an onsite café with espresso and treats too. Visit saddlecamp.com.au