Tiny Away is an ecotourism company that has almost 100 tiny homes in its portfolio. This month it added a few more properties to its collection, including one in the Blue Mountains and another on the edge of a national park in the Southern Highlands.

Every Tiny Away house is positioned on a rural property – it might be a working farm or a winery – with home comforts such as hot showers and air conditioning. In Kanimbla Valley in the Blue Mountains, The Wabe is close to Blackheath cafes and heaps of bushwalks. It has a resident wombat, and you’ll likely spot kangaroos and echidnas during your stay.

In the Hunter Valley, the Odyssean Tiny House is on a property that’s home to 22 horses and positioned near walking trails and wineries. The cabin has a queen bed in the loft and a sofa bed on the ground floor. Plus Cessnock town is less than five minutes away by car for dinner or a pub lunch between vineyard visits.

New cabin Crescent Moon at Les Luna is found on a 33-acre Mid North Coast property, seven minutes’ drive from the nearest surfing spot. It has a hammock, firepit and barbeque so you can settle in from afternoon to night, but it’s close enough to supermarkets and a bakery when you’re in need of a feed. You can also share snack time with the ducks – so long as you stick to the feed provided by your hosts.

In Robertson, Southern Highlands, Foxglove Cottage is positioned near private swimming holes on a 20-acre property close to local waterfalls and national parks. It’s also an amazing location for stargazing, and when you’re in the mood to socialise there are 21 wineries in the surrounding area.

And River’s Edge is located at Barrington Tops near the Bowman River, close to picnic spots and natural swimming holes – plus you can kayak nearby at Barrington River. If you’re feeling less adventurous, take a seat on the verandah and catch up on those paperbacks you’ve been meaning to read all year.