With international travel being “a thing” again, we can’t help but jump for joy at the idea of packing our bags, readying our carry-ons with long-haul essentials & planning our itineraries abroad! So imagine our delight at discovering these modern & minimalist Airbnbs for your honeymoons across the sea (and on our shores!), because, you know, the Minimalist Issue and all! Get booking & planning, lovers!
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Who knew Scotland could do modern, minimalist vibes so well? This Edinburgh property has won all the awards, and rightfully so, its beautiful design commands attention. Natural clay walls, and oak furniture (carved from a single oak tree). and beautiful amenities make this one, not just modern and minimalist, but utterly luxe.
It is no secret that Bruny Island, the land of cheese and oysters makes for a perfect honeymoon destination. But have you met Bruny Island Hideaway? This completely off-grid, architect-designed cottage is the ultimate in minimalist accommodation. The entire hut is lined in soft Baltic pine, and comes complete of course, with a wood fire for cold Tassie nights. This is one that well and truly lets the surroundings, and the design do all the talking.
The middle of a desert might not be your first thought for a honeymoon, but after meeting Villa Kuro, you might not want to stay anywhere else. Set in California’s Joshua Tree on 3.6 acres of the island, Villa Kuro is a minimalist’s dream. Its neutral tone on tone mid-century decor honours the property’s 1960s origins. It’s private and secluded (right down to having its own cactus garden) making it the perfect honeymoon escape.
There is no doubt Byron Bay is on many a honeymooner’s list, so meet Apartamento Byron Bay. This apartment embraces the vibes of the Agni label. It has a refined, curated design, as you would expect, and luxe details (linen bedding by Bed Threads and locally made tea are just two of the amenities offered). If you want to stay close to home but want those chic minimalist vibes, then book this one out!
Ready to explore Mexico? Casa Tiny is the minimalist’s ultimate dream. This teeny-tiny (hence the name) hut, was inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden”. It’s set right by its own private beach and embraces the indoor-outdoor living that is so well-loved here (perfect for making your dinner in the onsite pizza oven). The cement walls and wooden details echo the modern, beautiful styling.
What could be more minimal than a tiny house? Meet Lakeside at Ryans Rest in WA’s Pemberton. This little cottage, set right on a country lake, is minimalist in size and has good vibes in abundance. It has all the amenities you need – a queen size bed, kitchenette, bathroom and even a fire pit, making it the perfect place to kick back, relax and switch completely off.
Want to head to Canada for your honeymoon? Book The Shire while you’re there! This tiny cabin is suspended in mid-air, and with that and its enormous glass windows, offers sweeping views and an unforgettable experience. It’s completely off the grid (a bathroom is located nearby in the main house). Secluded and minimal? This one ticks all the boxes.
Tasmanian’s “The Pod” (as seen on Grand Designs) is an incredible place to stay. From the Huon pine outdoor bath, (honeymoon criteria met yes?) to the dreamy views over Frederick Henry Bay, it’s just the beginning of the carefully curated details that will have you falling head over heels in love with this property.