The Best Tiny Cabins to Book in South Australia
Treat yourself to a one-of-a-kind holiday experience by book a stay at one of our favourite tiny cabins in South Australia.
Did you know that our brain releases dopamine, aka the chemical that makes us feel intensely happy, when we see something small and cute? This reaction could be triggered by anything from a tiny kitten to the overwhelming desire to nest when presented with an adorable, secluded, tiny cabin.
There’s something to be said about getting up close and personal within four very enclosed walls as you escape reality with a friend, loved one or just by yourself for the ultimate solo-trip, all while knowing you can go back to a more spacious everyday afterwards.
Here are some of the best tiny cabins around South Australia.
Perfect for living the simple life without giving up creature comforts, Dandelion Retreat is ready to be your new favourite tiny sanctuary. The minuscule lodge is less than a two-hour drive from Adelaide CBD and boasts a comfy queen-sized bed, functional kitchenette and eco-friendly en-suite bathroom. It also offers the perfect ratio of indoor to outdoor flawlessness, situated by South Australia’s famous Lake Bumbunga aka the ultimate Instagram pink salt-lake.
Farmhouse aesthetic has been hitting hard in recent years and honestly, I love it. Coach Light Cabin seems to be on the same page with calming rustic colours and touchpoints throughout, and a beautiful outdoor area with lighting and firepit, topped off with the pièce de resistance – an outdoor copper bath tub!
Aldinga, Fleurieu Peninsula, SA
So, we’ve confirmed that a tiny cabin is the ultimate escape option, but how about a FLOATING tiny cabin. Take a few steps down a gangway and you’re aboard this simply unique pod right on the Murray River. Obtain pure bliss as you laze on the sundeck in suspended wicker egg-chairs and watch the world, some boats and perhaps a swan, drift by.
Riverglen Marina, Riverglen Drive, White Sands
Now, while this is described as a ‘tent’, I think you’ll agree that a touch of poetic licence may have been used. The Flinders Bush Retreat Eco Tent (cough, cabin) is complete with en-suite, solar powered lighting and other electrical goods including a fridge. Non-electrical benefits include the most breath-taking view out to the magnificent Flinders Ranges.
Willow Waters Road, Hawker
Oh my GOD this tiny cabin is almost too much for me to take. Middle of nowhere? Check. Limited mobile signal? Check. Pure French linen bed sheets? You know it! This adorable cabin sleeps up to four, has panoramic views from one bed, and is within a short driving distance from all the charms and delights of the Barossa Wine Region. What more could you want?
Barossa Wine Region, SA
When camping really isn’t your vibe and even glamping in a bell tent won’t do, turn to Hillocks Ocean Pod. Situated by the picturesque Butler’s Beach, each of your senses are spoilt by the coast that surrounds this luxurious, eco-friendly pod. Grab your mates, as it can sleep up to four, with room for more to pitch their tent or campervan alongside.
Marion Bay, SA
Have you ever dreamt of going ‘off-grid’ but never quite managed it? Try a reality detox in one of CABN’s secluded tiny cabins. There’s multiple CABNs across the McLaren Vale area and more planned for Clare Valley, each in a unique setting from forest to vineyard. Exact locations are disclosed upon booking to ensure privacy.
McLaren Vale, SA
It’s amazing how you can drive just 25 minutes out of Adelaide CBD and lose yourself in magical forest surroundings. Set on the edge of a natural spring that runs into the Sturt River, Bandicoot Springs squeezes in everything you need and a barbeque on top of that. Be warned, it may be difficult to leave so why not pretend that this is your life now… Living off the land and not even remembering what ‘the internet’ or ‘a job’ is.
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