The Tiny House Movement

Updated: Aug 26, 2021

Good Things in Small Eco-Friendly Packages


The Tiny House movement that started in America and became an international trend has now been integrated into an exciting new eco-tourism concept across Australia.


Tiny House is a dedicated architectural and social philosophy that advocates simple living in small, affordable and eco-friendly homes. Doing so means people have to downsize and simplify the way they live, by cutting back on material possessions.


In this way, tiny houses help to reduce consumption for a cost-effective and sustainable style of living.


The entire concept is aimed at allowing stressed-out city dwellers to kick-back, relax and re-energise by living in a tiny house.

In Australia, the company pioneering and developing the country’s tiny house movement is Tiny Away, which has taken the concept to the next stage by partnering with land hosts to site its handcrafted homes on wheels in spectacular rural settings, all surrounded by nature at its finest.


Its choice of tiny houses live up Tiny Away’s ethos by being designed to be eco-friendly and built with sustainable materials.



And with them placed on booking platforms like Airbnb and Booking.com it’s easier than ever to take a reviving break in a tiny house.


Rural Bliss


There’s tiny houses available in scores of scenic rural locations across Victoria and New South Wales, just waiting to host city-slickers in need of a comforting getaway close to nature.


​Feel the need to really get up close to nature with a tiny house break? How about staying at Merlot Tiny House at Windeyer in New South Wales for an outback experience that’s complete with friendly alpacas at its Alpaca Farm?



Or there’s Merrijig Valley Tiny House in Victoria on a working cattle property, with great views of Mount Buller and the surrounding High Country to take in. while horse riding, mountain biking, hiking or fishing. There’s even local wineries to visit.



Elsewhere in Victoria is Tiny House Big View at Bonea, in a peaceful country farm surrounded by views over the Bass Strait and close to National Parks, ocean bays, golf courses and vineyards.



Back in New South Wales again visitors to the Weereewa Tiny House on a ridge overlooking Lake George can experience spectacular changing views across the lake, which disappears during the dry season when the lake bed becomes visible, then fills up again in the wet season.



These tiny house stays can be as short as a quick weekend break or as long a holiday stretching or weeks, or even months! There’s flexibility in booking, with discounts for longer stays to encourage comprehensive destressing far from the madding crowd.


The tiny house concept is also a two-way street – Tiny Away is always on the look-out for new partners keen to generate new income from their land by hosting a tiny house to expand the company’s tiny house portfolio.