Checking in: Tiny House - Noosa, Australia

Checking in: Tiny House - Noosa, Australia


Thanks to Netflix and their Tiny House Nation series, I became pretty obsessed with tiny homes in a very short space of time.

So when I was browsing on Airbnb for some accommodation near Noosa, and a tiny house appeared in my search, you can bet that I was going to book it.

And it was the best thing I think I’ve ever done.

The tiny house, also known as Hale Douglas, is located in Sunshine Beach up the East Coast of Queensland and close to Noosa. With a retro Hawaiian boho surf theme, Hale Douglas sits in the private tropical garden of hosts Dannielle and Matt, and offers beautiful mountain views. Dannielle and Matt explain how it’s built with love and based on their wedding travels, and honestly? They are completely not wrong.

It might be tiny in size, but it’s big in character.

As soon as we arrived, I fell in love with the place and could easily see myself spending more time here. And as two tiny people ourselves, there was just enough space for us.

Hale Douglas comes fully equipped with everything you need, such as a hairdryer, towels, toaster, kettle, and even has some treats and basic essentials in the kitchen cupboards - which are very rare in Airbnb accommodations! It’s really clear to see how much passion and love that Dannielle and Matt have put into this home, and why it’s been featured many travel blogs.

The bed was incredibly comfortable, and the shower was great (which is always something you want after a day at the beach!), and we loved spending our mornings on the decking, with a coffee in hand, some avocado toast to eat, and some fuss from Eddie the dog - who I can confirm is very cute!

Dannielle and Matt themselves couldn’t have been more friendly and accommodating, and gave us plenty of recommendations when they stopped by to say hello. With them both working in Noosa Junction, it was great to be told some more local spots and experience the real living side of Sunshine Beach. This was definitely one of the reasons why we fell in love with the area so much.

The location is perfect itself, and just under a ten minute walk to Sunshine Beach, which is beyond beautiful. There are a handful of coffee shops, restaurants, and a few bars for you to easily lose a few days here, and it’s only a 20 minute walk into Noosa Junction which is much loved by the locals. You’ve also got Noosa National Park on your doorstep, with the coastal walk being quite possibly one of my favourite ever walks we’ve been on. I’ll be writing up on what to do and where to go shortly!

I simply cannot recommend Hale Douglas enough, and since returning to the UK have told anyone and everyone who’ll listen to me, that they a) must visit Sunshine Beach and b) should stay in the tiny house.

Not only as it got us wondering whether we could actually downsize and live in a tiny house ourselves, but we’re already thinking about our next trip back to Australia, and planning another visit.

Sunshine Beach, you most certainly have our heart.

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