Tiny Away is the latest accommodation craze, providing a unique experience for those wanting a remote, eco-friendly and refreshing break in a tiny house. The small, cabin or container-like dwellings are often built sustainably and have wheels for easy transport. Sizing can range from anywhere between 60 and 400 square feet, depending on how many bedrooms the property has.
I stayed in Tiny Away’s property 6Sixteen The Banks for a long weekend with my husband, and the charm and character of our little house instantly won us over. Nestled on a huge five-acre block of land, we were greeted by a number of friendly dogs when we arrived.
Located near the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, the tiny house was far away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney but had everything we needed at our fingertips. Our host, Patreece, was warm and welcoming and had thoughtfully stocked our fridge with delicious breakfast items for the weekend.
While our studio unit was nice and compact, the way the house was laid out made us feel that there was plenty of space.
Walking in through the front door, our property had a cute hallway and bathroom, with a flush toilet and shower, before seamlessly opening up into an open plan kitchen and living area.
There was a comfy couch with pillows and blankets in the lounge, and our bed was nestled on top of the bathroom and hallway area. Climbing the ladder up to the loft bedroom also added a little bit of fun to our stay. The floor-to-ceiling windows flooded the space with natural light, but there were blinds and curtains for when we needed some privacy during the evenings.
While our space was eco-friendly, that doesn't mean you lose any comfort. In a way, it takes the best parts of camping, with the ability to switch off and immerse yourself in nature, but adds the luxuries of staying in a hotel.
We were spoiled on our stay, with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, access to streaming services and great WiFi. So if you can't live without your phone, you can still enjoy a tiny house stay! In another sweet touch, our host had left some treats for us in the pantry.
The best part of our Tiny Away experience was the outdoor area. We could step straight out of our lounge onto a little verandah, the best place to enjoy a cup of tea and homemade scones for breakfast.
In the evening, the space transformed into the ultimate sanctuary, with a hammock to read books in, and a wood-fired hot tub tucked in a cosy nook.
We decided to celebrate our nine-year wedding anniversary with a drink in the tub and found it was relatively easy to keep the water heated with the firewood. The hot tub area is surrounded by fairy lights, and it was the perfect way to finish our romantic escape.
If you're looking for a break from city life or just want to connect with nature, consider staying at one of Tiny Away’s properties throughout Australia.
Yahoo Lifestyle was a guest of Tiny Away in January.
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