For much of the nation, any travel plans are currently limited to lockdown-induced fantasies.
Travel start-up In2thewild specialises in the kind of off-the-grid accommodation in remote corners of regional Australia that you’d probably find on Pinterest boards. They host houses and glamping sites in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, and have just announced four new locations to fuel your 3pm daydreams.
Of the newly announced tiny house locations, three are in New South Wales and one is in Queensland, all around one to three hours’ drive from metropolitan areas.
Tiny Tristan occupies a spot on a ridge on a 115-acre organic farm near Curraweela, a locality in the Southern Tablelands around 2.5 hours from Sydney and two hours from Canberra. Its elevation provides snow in winter and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains year-round. Visit the historic village of Taralga, a scenic 15-minute drive away, where you’ll find the lauded Argyle Inn serving fresh local produce.
Tiny Mowgli, nestled in the hills of Barrington Tops National Park north of Newcastle, affords stunning views of the surrounding wilderness. Outdoorsy types can choose from bushwalking, kayaking, mountain biking, abseiling and swimming in the crisp, refreshing waterholes of nearby national parks.
Tiny Akira, located 25 kilometres from Oberon in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, offers seclusion, stillness and, importantly, limited mobile coverage for a truly relaxing escape. Use it as a base to explore the ancient Jenolan Caves, Abercrombie Caves and Wombeyan caves found nearby.
In Queensland, Tiny Heidi features views of Kenilworth Bluff and the surrounding Sunshine Coast Hinterland, which are best enjoyed through large, picture frame windows from the comfort of bed. Located in Mary Valley country, it’s the perfect base to access the area’s many bushwalking trails and the famous Eumundi markets.
Four more tiny house locations are in the works: Tiny Georgie, a luxurious offering near Picton; Tiny Kya, a country-slash-coastal escape on the New South Wales Mid North Coast; Tiny Jim, overlooking the Grampians; and Tiny Maggie, located near Merton on the doorstep of some of regional Victoria’s picturesque towns.
In2thewild also offers travellers the chance to give back to regional Australia, which has been hit hard by the pandemic and recurring lockdowns. According to the company, each house contributes to small town economies by providing at least five employment opportunities for locals.
Find out more about In2thewild’s tiny house network at www.in2thewild.co.