For those who like the concept of a little bit of time in nature but aren’t accustomed to camping, Tiny Away’s tiny houses are the next best thing. The company has more than 75 short-stay accommodation options sprawled across Australia, which are set on private land in rural and regional locations – places that might not get as much action as the usual tourist spots. Using a profit sharing arrangement that sees landowners earning up to 45 percent of rental revenue, Tiny Away partners with property hosts on a mission to create rare accommodation experiences.
Tiny Away’s first Queensland abode, Kookaburra Cabin, is set on a lush 17-acre property in the Sunshine Coast hinterland near the small rural town of Palmwoods. A step up from glamping, this adorable pad boasts all of the creature comforts of a normal-sized home including a queen bed, air conditioning, a bathroom with a waterless eco-friendly compost toilet, hand basin and shower (gas heated for hot showers) and a kitchenette with a portable cooker, microwave and even a mini fridge. Outside you’ll be met with a cast-iron fire pit perfect for perching around under the stars as well as a bevy of friendly furry faces that might say hello – including horses and a farm dog. To book Kookaburra Cabin, fly over here.