The Tiny House Movement Explained

Get into the tiny house lifestyle with Tiny Away

Many Australians are embracing tiny home living and the freedom that comes with it. This way of life benefits not just its practitioners, but also the environment; tiny houses help to reduce resource consumption and are a cost-effective and sustainable way of living.

Tiny Away builds tiny homes, finds owners of beautiful rural properties to host them, and then rents them out for visits. They are excited to be introducing tiny homes to Australia, giving city-dwellers a chance to get back to nature and county folks the opportunity to earn income from their own backyards.

One of Tiny Away's peaceful tiny homes at sunset

How can you become part of the tiny house movement?

Tiny Away provides a fresh new take on the short-term accommodation phenomenon, giving Australians the unique opportunity to reconnect with nature without completely disconnecting from life's luxuries. They partner with unique rural property owners to enable guests to enjoy spectacular rural settings, carefully selected to ensure guests enjoy the most enriching experience possible.

One of the outstanding properties that plays host to a tiny house 

As a tiny house host, no upfront capital is needed to get involved. Tiny Away provides landowners with a fully furnished (and mobile) tiny house with all the necessary fittings ready for guests to stay, and share up to 45% of the profit with landowners. What’s more, these tiny homes can be constructed up to Australian building standards in as little as three hours, using prefabricated materials and professional Aussie tradespeople.

What do Tiny Away hosts say about having tiny houses on their properties?

Given recent catastrophic weather events, from droughts to bushfires, rural landowners are looking for additional sources of income now more than ever. Patreece Griffiths at 6Sixteen has been working with Tiny Away for almost two years. She was one of the early adopters of the program, is and a big fan of the concept as a means for an additional income.

“In 2019 I earned close to $19,000 in bookings alone from my Tiny Away property, which was an amazing additional income for our family,” said Patreece.

Heidi from Azaltie in Kangaroo Valley recently jumped on the movement. Given the devastating effects of the bushfires in the region, her tiny home has been an incredible source of secondary income, with the property already booked through to June.

Lots going on in a small space at the charming 'Azaltie'

“Without Tiny Away, we wouldn’t be able to rejuvenate our land since the bushfires. Visitors have also been so accepting of the current state of the land and so thankful to be able to see first-hand the effects this natural disaster is having on our beautiful country,” she said.

Are Tiny Away’s tiny houses environmentally friendly?

In order to protect the environment and help control global warming, Tiny Away is continually seeking to develop and provide innovative solutions to building tiny houses.

They ensure each tiny home is built with a sustainable and environmentally friendly range of materials from the outside in. To minimize deforestation, Tiny Away uses recyclable and composite wood as exterior cladding material. Each house's interior panels use environmentally friendly coating materials and have acquired National Green Building Material Certification (Taiwan), with the aim to create free-from-harm living environments.

The sustainable tiny homes are built on wheels to ensure they can be moved between properties

ROCKWOOL stone wool is one of the world’s most abundant natural resources and is highly effective in reducing solar heat gain through the roof both for non-air-conditioned buildings and those where air conditioning is used. It helps to save energy and reduce energy costs, making it the perfect insulating material. 

“Since 2017 we’ve believed that all good things should be shared. Our tiny houses are designed to be eco-friendly and are built with sustainable materials. Tiny Away currently has 60 listings in NSW & Victoria with plans of expanding to Queensland and South Australia, giving everyone, especially stressed-out city folks, a chance to experience the tiny house lifestyle for themselves,” said Adrian, co-founder and CEO of Tiny Away.

There's nothing like a tiny house for a peaceful getaway

Tiny Away is expanding and looking for land partners to host their tiny houses in Australia. Head over to their website to find out more.

Author: Tiny Away integrates the concept of tiny houses with eco-tourism. The company takes the movement one step further by placing its beautifully designed tiny houses on wheels in spectacular rural settings.