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Cosy up in a new way during the cooler months on a tiny home stay — cabins with a minimalist aesthetic and eco-friendly design that are small in size but big on character. Forge a deeper connection with nature, a special someone, or even just yourself as you reset and recharge on a tiny home stay in an array of wild and wonderful locations across New South Wales.

Rug up in the Snowy Mountains

Slow down and soak up the raw beauty of NSW’s alpine landscapes at Common Kosci, a new architect-designed, two-bedroom cabin on a farm just outside Jindabyne built for comfort and connection. Awake to frost-covered gum trees sparking in the morning light before spending a thrilling day on the slopes at the nearby resorts of Perisher or Thredbo. Or enjoy a lazy day unwinding and feasting with your favourite people in the surprisingly spacious cabin, which comes equipped with a gas fireplace, underfloor heating, a state-ofCosy Uo -the-art kitchen and an outdoor firepit perfect for roasting marshmallows.

Stay warm by the sea

Trade in a tent for the creature comforts of a tiny home stay right on the beach in NSW. Reflections Holiday Parks has launched a collection of tiny home stays in four of its coastal NSW holiday parks. Kick back on your winter-sun-drenched deck and drink in the glorious seaside scenery in a self-contained tiny cabin for two in Byron Bay or Ferry Reserve at Brunswick Heads on the Far North Coast, Moonee Beach on the Mid-North Coast, or Jimmy’s Beach in Hawk’s Nest, an hour’s drive north of Newcastle. You can also spare the special moments with your pooch at the Ferry Reserve and Moonee Beach properties.

Go into the wild

Reawaken your sense of wonder on a tiny holiday with Into the Wild Escapes, which offers a range of restorative tiny home stays in out-of-the-way locations within three hours of a city. Relish the opportunity to cuddle up with your favourite person or people in these petite, portable houses, which sleep up to four and are kitted out with bar fridges and stoves, hot showers, bedding, towels, heating, fire pits and board games. Simply choose your favourite setting – perhaps a vineyard, boutique farm or rainforest – and check into your cabin. Rewild yourself at the likes of Lucy near Bathurst, Aggie in the Blue Mountains, Isabella in Orange, or India in the Shoalhaven.

Slip away to the Southern Highlands

Set off to the Southern Highlands, a two-hour drive west of Sydney, to sleep among the gum trees and rolling hills overlooking a serene lake at Kindled, a stylish off-grid tiny house that sleeps up to four. Luxuriate in the solitude of your secret location (revealed 24 hours before your stay) on a 100-hectare property within 30 minutes of Mittagong, home to kangaroos, wombats and plenty of birdlife. Crack open the complimentary bottle of local wine to sip by the wood-burning fireplace or rug up and warm your bones around the outdoor campfire. Enjoy a restful night’s sleep on a luxury Koala mattress, and rise to the mesmerising sight of the cool morning mist shrouding the rural landscape.

Unplug in nature around the state

Embrace the opportunity to wind down and gain some perspective with Unyoked, a collection of more than 20 secluded tiny cabins in NSW, all within a couple of hours of a major city and surrounded by nature. Get away from it all on a cosy wintertime stay at Heike in the Hunter Valley wine region, where the soothing forest views and outdoor fire pit are the perfect substitute for mobile phone reception. Be inspired by the wildness of the Aussie bush as you relax on your deck at Kaia alongside wandering goannas and cackling black cockatoos in the Hawkesbury. And feel your worries melt away as you enjoy a long, warm soak in the outdoor tub at Ashi in the Byron Bay hinterland. Pets are welcome at some spots, and you can treat yourself to pre-ordered provisions such as cocktails, wine and craft beer to make your stay even more memorable.

Retreat to the South Coast

Revel in crisp, clear winter days on the NSW South Coast during a stay in one of four tiny homes at Tilba Lake House, all perfectly positioned between mountains, lake and sea outside the charming village of Central Tilba, a five-hour drive south of Sydney. Archie, Bonnie, Clyde and Georgia all sleep two and are ideal for couples looking for an escape with no distractions other than the mesmerising rural views from your bed. Cook up a warming feast in the fully equipped kitchen, and layer up and lean into the romance of snuggling up by the outdoor fire pit beneath a canopy of twinkling stars.

Ride on in to The Saddle Camp

Revel in the thrills of riding a horse at The Saddle Camp horse-riding farm in historic Braidwood, a three-hour drive southwest of Sydney, before retreating for the evening to one of the farm’s two tiny homes. While your kids are making memories as they learn to ride, make the most of your time here by taking a bushwalk, plunging into local swimming holes, or just relaxing in the surprisingly spacious interior of your stylishly decked-out home, which features large windows, a compact but well-equipped kitchen and a comfortable loft bed (plus a sofa bed for the kids).