The allure of the Gold Coast goes far beyond just its pristine beaches and buzzing metropolitan precincts. With the lush Hinterland at its back door, the Gold Coast and surrounding areas are emerging as a hub for tiny house accommodation and memorable into-the-wilderness escapes. Whether you're an enthusiast of minimalist micro-living or are in search of a tranquil getaway far from everyday life, this guide is your introduction to the most enchanting tiny homes and cabin retreats the Gold Coast has to offer.
Tiny Wild Houses at Binna Burra
Nestled atop the majestic Bellbird clifftop in Lamington National Park, Tiny Wild Houses at Binna Burra redefines luxury in nature. Start your day off in the best way, by waking up to stunning sunrise views over the Ships Stern Range through the full-sized glass window. These compact homes come equipped with all the modern amenities you’ll need like air conditioning, wifi and a queen-sized bed. Embracing the ethos of minimalistic living, it promises travellers a sublime escape into nature.
Location: Lamington National Park
Palmer & Gunn
Built using reclaimed materials, vintage fittings and antique doors and windows, Palmer & Gunn has intricately shaped this tiny escape to ensure every nook tells its tale. This tiny home is truly off grid ensuring you can switch off and unwind - there’s only intermittent phone reception, no wifi and no TV, meaning you can occupy your time with a good book, some quality time or a soak in the dual purpose wood fired hot tub (or plunge pool). Situated beside a softly bubbling creek, the surrounding area boasts spectacular waterfalls and lush rainforest.
Homeostasis Retreats Wellness Retreats
Stay in the architecturally designed and sustainably built Wellness Cabin at Homeostasis Retreats. Relax and recharge in this sustainable accommodation overlooking the beautiful rainforest on Tamborine Mountain. Soak your worries away at the private luxurious bathhouse, or pamper yourself with a treatment from the onsite ‘Wellness menu’. Gather round the firepit as evening falls and feast on food and drinks from local producers that you can pre-order as part of your stay. A magical space that will feel like home the moment you step inside. Suitable for couples and small families.
Location: Tamborine Mountain
Plan a stay at Fyrefly Retreat - a tiny house located on a dairy farm in the mountaintop suburb of Beechmont. Given its elevated position, one of the main draw cards here are the sweeping views of the thickly forested Hinterland hills. This luxury tiny home can accommodate up to four guests, and includes all the luxuries from home including internet, TV and air conditioning. Stargaze through the large sunroof in the main bedroom or enjoy a sundowner by the outside firepit and take in the stunning mountain views as the light fades and the stars start to twinkle. Activate relaxation mode with a soak in the full size bathtub.
Hamar House, nestled in the Bonogin Valley is the perfect hideaway for relaxing, hiking and nights by the open fire. Backing onto a wildlife conservation forest, you can relax in privacy in this tiny house while taking in the views of the Gold Coast skyline. Designed to bring in views from every angle inside and around the home, from the kitchen to the bathroom, you’ll always be connected to the outdoors. Watch sunrise from the desk, unwind in the hot tub or relax by the fire pit.
Location: Bonogin Valley
So whether you’re looking to go completely off-grid or to experience nature without giving up the luxuries of modern living, there's a tiny home waiting to make your Gold Coast vacation unforgettable. For more unique experiences and Gold Coast wonders, delve into our blogs for endless inspiration.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.