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By Marissa Ciampi
March 06, 2019
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This Secluded Tiny House in the Yarra Valley Is Your New Reason to Get Out of the City

By Marissa Ciampi
March 06, 2019
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Is it about time to book your next nature retreat? Don't limit yourself to campingglamping and remote cabins, Melburnians, you've now scored a tiny new solar-powered house to visit in the Yarra Valley.

Tiny Stays is run by brother-sister duo Ben and Aimee Stanton, who opened their first off-grid accommodation to the public last month. It's set in a remote plot in the Yarra Valley wilderness and provides boutique accommodation with all the trimmings — and the added benefit of complete seclusion.

At only 12-square-metres in size, the quaint, azure blue house manages to pack it all in — in style. It's equipped with a queen sized bed, ensuite, two-burner stove, refrigerator and fully stocked kitchen, with breakfast bits and cooking essentials included. That's not to mention windows offering views aplenty. Outside, there's a barbecue, lounge area, hammock and fire pit circle to boot.

For those wanting to unplug, books and board games are provided, too. Plus, optional grazing platters of local produce and wine packages can be organised for your arrival, so you can rock up without an esky.

Ben Stanton

Privacy-wise, you won't need to see a single person for your entire stay if you so choose, with the remote location only revealed after booking and self check-in included. Once (or if) you're ready to explore further than your personal slice of paradise, there's Healesville Sanctuary only a ten-minute drive, as well as easy access to many of the region's vineyards.

As far as Tiny Stays goes, more locations are planned across Melbourne in the coming year, before the brand expands to other cities as well — so, if you're into this ever-expanding style of luxury retreat, keep an eye on this space.

Bookings at Tiny Stays Yarra Valley start from $179 a night. For more information and to book your stay, head to tinystays.co.

Images: Ben Stanton.

Published on March 06, 2019 by Marissa Ciampi

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