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10 amazing, bookable tiny houses driving-distance from Melbourne

Words by Talia Rinaldo

It’s time to unwind as we take a look at 10 of the coolest tiny houses in Victoria, all a day-trip from Melbourne.

A tiny house is soooo much cooler than a regular house.

Despite their small size, tiny homes are a big trend. Tiny homes are often one-of-a-kind, customized build, meticulously decorated, eco-conscious, and come complete with 5-star amenities… what’s not to love about that?

We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite tiny houses on offer in Victoria – perfect for when you just need to unwind and just ‘get away from it’ all in something a little bit more exciting than a hotel room.

Read our feature article on why tiny houses may be the affordable alternative to home owning here, or check out another list of our eight favourites in Victoria here.

Keep up with the latest Victorian travel destinations, news and tips here

Shacky, Grampians
Going from a simple, crowd funded tiny house in the Otways, Melbourne company Shacky now offers tiny house getaways in three of Australia’s most scenic, secluded locations, one being the stunning Grampians in regional Victoria.

Designed to be a less connected way to holiday, this stay features a charming two-person tiny house, situated in a secluded location amongst large areas of bush, beautiful rock formations and endless forest paths, and a short trip away from the famous Grampians hikes and trails.

It’s an ideal spot for that romantic getaway you’ve been planning with the solar powered cabin providing just enough mod-cons to keep you comfy, while still embracing that off-grid living you’re looking for — camping lanterns, board games, queen-sized bed, running water, a basic kitchen and an in-built shower stocked with biodegradable products.

A contemporary antidote to the busyness of everyday life, a stay with Shacky has been designed to restore, recharge and revitalise the body and mind, and we guarantee you’ll want to come back time and time again.

You can view Shacky here.

Unyoked Tiny Houses, various locations
If completely going off the grid is the type of experience you’re looking for, Australian independent accommodation peeps Unyoked are your saving grace.

Founded and run by twin brothers, these sustainable and solar-powered tiny houses allow guests to depart from the ordinary and provide you with temporary liberation from the concrete jungle – and your commitments. Located essentially in the middle of nowhere, on secret patches of wilderness on private properties, it’s perfect for when you want to disconnect and recharge, but at the added bonus of being only a couple of hours drive from the city.

Facing a remote mountain range and bordering a State Forest is your kind of scenery, there’s an option in the Pyrenees Mountains, or if you’re looking to get deep into nature, there’s options in Central Gippsland. If a private valley next to sandstone cliffs and a meandering stream is more your style, there’s a charming little cabin in the Kyneton Region.

You’ll be equipped with all the essentials – beddings, towels, gas stove, bar fridge, fire pit, hot shower and kitchen supplies – with a blissful lack of wi-fi, oversized windows and composting toilets, all with the aim of making guests feel connected to the environment.

All you really need are your shoes, mosquito repellent, water bottle, sunscreen and flanno… it’s as simple as that.

Check it out here.

A Tiny House Experience in a Goat Farm, Monegeetta
Located in Monegeetta, just over an hour and a half drive from Geelong, this peaceful property nestled among neighbouring farmland and is the perfect escape where you get to be at one with nature and yet enjoy the comforts of a beautifully designed tiny house. In case you haven’t heard of it before, Monegeetta is actually in the stunning Macedon Ranges which is well known for Hanging Rock, foodie towns like Kyneton as well as wineries and walking trails.

The view from the tiny house is peaceful and serene and showcases the dramatic Deep Creek valley, and you’ll be able to watch the dairy goats grazing and relaxing in their paddocks.

The perfect escape from busy lifestyles and all the hustle and bustle the city is known for, the tiny house is solar powered (and stored in a battery) and waters are gas heated – offering a true off-grid experience. You’ll find comforts in a well-equipped kitchenette, hot showers, a waterless eco-friendly compost toilet, complete with a small indoor pot bellied stove / fireplace. There is a queen sized bed up in the loft and a couch on the ground floor. It sleeps two people comfortably, and it’s even pet friendly so you can surely find room for your fur baby. You can charge small electronic devices like your handphone but it’s best to conserve power as much as possible because you don’t want to have the tiny house run out of power at night.

You can book your stay at the Altitude Tiny House here.

Hounds Run Vineyard Tiny House, Grampians
Another one for the Grampians (prime exploring location FYI), this tiny house is perfect for off-grid stays. Situated at the top of a stunning vineyard at Hounds Run, you’ll be treated to spectacular 360-degree views of the Grampians, Black Range and Sugarloaf Hill.

You’ll find everything you need in the small abode, including one queen bed, kitchenette, a bathroom with composting toilet, shower, gas heating and air-conditioning. There are even sunset picnic, wine and cheese and tour packages are available on request if you really feel like lashing out.

This is a place for guests (two maximum) to reset and reflect, designed fully with a ‘slow’ pace in mind, ideal for hikers wanting to explore the mountains surrounding them.

Check it out here.

The Bedford & Breakfast Tiny House Experience, Warburton
Located in the Yarra Valley, this truly unique tiny house offers an experience like none other, immersing you right in the depths of the fresh Warburton rainforest.

This beautifully crafted tiny house is perfect for a cosy, peaceful getaway in the Yarra Valley. It has been hand built with love which is seen throughout it’s fine details, and it’s clear a lot of time and thought has gone into creating this tiny house, and ensuring a most memorable, comfortable and unique experience.

At the Bedford and Breakfast, once again it’s off grid and naturally conscious of our environmental impact. You’ll find comfort in the excellent insulation and double glazed windows, alongside a super cute wood burner that is sufficient for heating, and great cross ventilation for natural air conditioning.

The Bedford & Breakfast can also be booked with the owners neighbouring barn property for groups of 8+ guests for an additional $80 if you’re looking to celebrate (when allowed).

Check it out here.

Beach Cabin Berry – Inverloch, Gippsland
Technically a cabin, but it’s a beautiful, cosy cabin small enough to be a tiny house, situated in the stunning coastal town of Inverloch.

Designed for two, you’ll find quality linens and decor and crafted interior to compliment your bespoke private bathroom. There’s even an outdoor shower and a hammock for those truly looking to wind down.

Surrounded by quiet farmland, enjoy the views of the ocean from all vantage points and wake up to the sunrise over the ocean without having to leave your private deck and seating, your own outdoor fire and serenity to relax and view the stars and listen to the waves.

For more info, click here.

Little Beach House, Apollo Bay
If you’re keen for a weekend of exploring the Great Ocean Road, a stay in Apollo Bay is truly something special – especially when it looks like this place.

Perfect for one or two people, this little one bedroom beach house is 100 steps to the water. Its sunny north wall slides open to bring the outside in and you’ll find decks, a sea view and the sound of the waves.

Inside the home, it’s an open plan so there’s no hiding from your partner/friend if you decide to stay and you’ll find plenty of cooking equipment, wine glasses (of course) and linen provided. There’s also a gas log fire, free wifi, a queen bed, and even a washing machine if that’s how you like to spend your weekend away.

You can suss the property on airbnb here.

Eco Shipping Container Home in the Bush – Wattle Bank, Gippsland
It might be tiny, but the luxury is immense.

Set amongst the Bush in South Gippsland a mere ten minutes from Inverloch beaches, this shipping container pad will fulfill all your eco dreams. Within the tiny home, you’ll find a bed, a fully-equipped bathroom, power, both an indoor and an outdoor fireplace and there’s even Wifi for those that can’t keep away.

The tiny house is ideal for those who find relaxing in front of the fire after a day exploring the beautiful South Gippsland Coast and picking fresh seasonal produce from the vegetable garden truly fulfilling.

Click here to explore more or to book.

K Sera Sera – Wilby, High Country
Located in Wilby, a small town in North East Victoria, this tiny house can be found on a 4-acre property, about 10 minutes from the bustling Yarrawonga/Mulwala border area.

With stunning mature gum trees, orchard trees, and a small olive grove, the property celebrates the Australian landscape, perfect for those with a love of nature and for those looking to relax and take a break from your busy life.

The tiny house offers guests a comfortable stay with its well-equipped kitchenette, hot showers, a waterless eco-friendly compost toilet, complete with air-conditioning and heating. There is a queen sized bed, perfect for two people! The bathroom facilities follow ecologically sustainable principles, including a waterless eco-friendly compost toilet, hand basin, and shower (gas heated for hot showers).

Better still, this one is pet friendly!

You can check it out here.

Tiny house in Beaconsfield Upper, Dandenong Ranges
Located within the Dandenon Ranges, this unique and secluded tiny house is designed for a private and peaceful getaway. Surrounded by nature giving, you the feeling of being a million miles away from hectic city life.

Within the home you will find a bedroom, bathroom, shower, toilet, heating, air-conditioning and power, giving you everything you need for a relaxing but enjoyable stay.

The part part is that the home is only 10mins from a major town with a bakery, iconic pub with winery that provides all you can eat wood fire pizzas and driving just out of town will put you in Emerald that has an award-winning bakery plus a weekend market. Further out of Emerald brings the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley into play where you can be introduced to amazing places and sights. It’s all so close, but definitely worth exploring if you get the chance.

Check it out here.

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