Wednesday 27 February 2019
Singapore tiny house specialist company, Big Tiny will build on one of its tiny house brand concept arms, Tiny Away in Australia, continuing to expand its small houses, across New South Wales.
Tiny Away stems from a desire to offer city dwellers a chance to experience the perfect escape from a hectic, digitally-laden lifestyle; creating an accessible way for everyone to embrace this new way of living in a handcrafted house.
Since launching in 2018, Tiny Away has 12 houses placed across Victoria, and has just added eight houses throughout NSW including Hawkesbury, Braidwood and Picton. The tiny house concept is part of an international trend of embracing sustainable living by reducing the size, and therefore the resource consumption, of homes without sacrificing quality of life. Tiny Away is considered one of the first companies to integrate the concept of “tiny houses” with eco-tourism.
The Tiny Away houses can sleep up to four people and includes a sofa bed in the lounge area, which converts into a double bed, a loft bed in the bedroom area, comprising of a queen sized mattress; a kitchenette with toaster, kettle and induction cooktop; minimalist sliding table top which servesas a cosy dining space; and a bathroom with a composting toilet and hot shower. There is an air-conditioner and heater, as well as an outdoor deck providing additional space for outdoor relaxation.
The six metre house is built and mounted on a trailer, allowing it to be moved from property to property, any time. The houses are also compliant with NSW Roads and Maritime Services regulations, making them legal to be towed across all NSW roads.
Co-founder of Big Tiny and Tiny Away, Jeff Yeo says, “Currently, many people are embracing the idea of living in tiny houses due to the freedom and the tiny life philosophy that comes with the tiny house lifestyle. There are substantial reasons why many people are opting to reduce the size of the space they live in.”
The popularity of tiny houses has resulted in the formation of the tiny house movement, an architectural and social movement educating people on the benefits of living in small homes.
Additionally, tiny living has less environmental impact. This is because with fewer utilities the carbon footprint is reduced.
FAST FACTS FOR TINY AWAY GETAWAYS
● How to book – visit https://www.tinyaway.com/
● How much does it cost – $150 - $250 per night
● How many people can the tiny houses accommodate – Two to four pax
● Is food and beverage supplied – No, you can bring your own necessities to stock up
Tiny Away houses can be found in the following locations, across NSW and VIC.
New South Wales
1) Paperbark at Mowbray Farm, Picton
2) Paperbark II at Mowbray Farm, Picton
3) The Whispers at Lithgow
4) 6Sixteen The Banks, Hawkesbury
5) Saddle Camp Tiny House, Braidwood
6) The Ranch Tiny House, Braidwood
7) Jindera Park
8) Sithuri, Windeyer
1) Seven Hills, Tallarook
2) Tina Seven Hills, Tallarook
3) Paz Seven Hills, Tallarook
4) Seven Hills Hideaway
5) Altitude Tiny House Experience, Monegeeta
6) Big Tiny Canopy Seven Hills, Tallarook
7) Big Tiny Pinnacles Seven Hills, Tallarook
8) Dale View Tiny House, Glenaroua
9) Live Big in the Gurdies Tiny House, Bass Coast
10) Geelong Wattle
11) Manna Gum at Geelong
12) The Gurdies, Bass Coast