Digital Detox: Tiny Cabins in ACT to Book for Your Next Weekend Getaway
Wake up to stunning views, coffee in hand and breathe in the fresh air around you with a stay at one of the ACT's coolest tiny cabins.
With travel restrictions still in place around Australia, and at home, it's been hard to imagine life without them. Given that the pathway out of lockdown is looking more promising each week, we're allowing ourselves to look forward to holidaying again. And to help minimise stress, why not dream up a wholesome getaway close to home? To help you rediscover your love for travel and allow you to finally escape your home, we've rounded up our favourite tiny cabins across the ACT and surrounding regions. We know you'll fall in love with them!
If you are looking for breathtaking views and unspoiled tranquillity, the Weereewa Tiny House is for you. Situated on the top of the ridge facing Lake George, this tiny house truly is magnificent. The house can sleep two adults and one child with a queen bed in the loft and sofa bed on the ground. The small kitchen has everything you need to cook your meals and an eating area is set up outside the cabin. For those who don’t love the thought of being disconnected for too long – Weereewa Tiny House does have mobile reception. There are many wineries in the area as well as restaurants, should you fancy a night out.
For a staycation within Canberra, tiny house ‘Mini-G’ is located within the Ginninderry GX Display Village and it is an experience! This mini house is perfect for those who are thinking of downsizing to a tiny home or just to have a fun weekend away with your significant other or gal pal. Mini-G is a 20-foot shipping container that has been turned into a delightful living space. Downstairs is a fully equipped modern kitchen and bathroom and upstairs is a cute double bed, sitting area and balcony. The décor is bright and the hardwood floors add an element of sophistication to the space. Enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony while gazing off to the Brindabella’s in the distance. If you want to explore the area, BYKKO, Australia’s first electric-bike share company, provides the residents of Ginninderry with a sustainable way of getting around. A single charge can offer a distance of 60km and they are a fun way to get around.
From $125 per night
Tiny Robert welcomes those who truly want to go off-grid and disconnect for a while. With little to no phone reception, Tiny Robert is the perfect place to unwind, go within and connect to the land. This tiny cabin is set in a peaceful meadow and the views are spectacular. Located on a 10,000-acre property close to Canberra and Bungendore, the owners of Tiny Robert recommend stopping in the charming town of Bungendore on your way to pick up some supplies – wine, truffles, organic produce, you know, the important stuff. Tiny Robert sleeps 4 people with a queen bed perched in the loft and two single beds downstairs. The single beds are in an ‘L’ shape and would suit two children or one adult. You only need to bring your food and drinks to Tiny Robert as everything else is provided for you. This tiny cabin is powered by the sun and gas bottles.
From $249 per night
Simply adorable and only 10-minutes from Kingston in Canberra’s inner south, this tiny house is located in a private field. This tiny house has two lofts, one with a queen bed and the other with a single. The kitchen is equipped with all the appliances you need to cook and the bathroom has a composting toilet that flushes. In the winter, enjoy gas heating and a campfire outside (don’t forget to bring the marshmallows!) and in the summer, make use of the air conditioning or ceiling fan. Connect with the wildlife as you will likely see kangaroos, parrots, echidnas, rabbits and wedge-tailed eagles during your stay.
From $186.43 per night
Naked Cubby Collective on Mount Majura has recently added a third cubby onto their property and this time it is a tiny house by the name of Dinny. Dinny was named after Dinny Killen, the original owner of the Mount Majura Vineyard site. This tiny house is on wheels and is located in the most southern part of the vineyard. The interior is chic and has a bathroom, kitchenette and the most delicious queen bed you have ever seen. Glassware, crockery and other essentials are provided as well as luxury linen. You can choose to have breakfast in bed as well as a wine tasting and dinner from surrounding local restaurants.
From $360 per night
88 Lime Kiln Road, Majura
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