Wohnwagons Gutenstein

Gutenstein, Lower Austria, Austria

If you imagine living in a wagon in a colorful circus-decorated dwelling or a shepherd's wagon, in which you can't stand it without thick sweaters knitted from your own coarsely spun wool, you're not quite up to date anymore.

Because since 2013, an ecologically and biologically highly modern form of small self-sufficient houses - the so-called caravans - have been built near Vienna in Austria and delivered to the world. So far there are more than 150, for example on Lake Tegernsee or in Tyrol, which enable their owners to live and live almost or completely self-sufficiently.

If you would like to try out how the dream of self-sufficient life, independent of all connections to the usual supply networks, and completely self-determined in dealing with your own resources, can become reality, you can rent a few days at the location in Gutenstein. The caravans are in the middle of nature but are equipped with a good self-catering package. The town center is also not far.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Tiny Housefrom90 €


ArchitectureWhen you walk in, you smell and feel it immediately: Here, nature is being built: Solid wood walls, a natural larch wood facade and clay plaster are used for the construction. The caravan is insulated with sheep's wool.

FoodThe test caravans are always located near a hotel or inn that offers different dishes with a regional, seasonal and organic focus.

Wohnwagon GmbH attaches great importance to working together on an equal footing and has been recognized as a "family-friendly company". For workshops that are offered on different topics, there is always the option of paying a reduced social price instead of paying the full course fee. A special focus is on the training of young women in technical professions.

EnvironmentA caravan is an environmental statement. Because living independently means living sustainably. The generation of electricity works 100% from sun and wind. You can always keep an eye on your own energy gain and consumption via the modern display and thus become aware of your personal consumption. In the organic toilet, excretions are processed into the best compost - and 14,000 liters of drinking water are saved at the same time. Heating and hot water also work with the sun and with wood.


  • Sustainable living in a self-sufficient mobile home
  • In the middle of nature
  • Perfect, modern and comfortably equipped mini house on wheels
  • Experience the luxury of reduction
  • Get to know self-sufficient biotechnology
  • Numerous walking and hiking trails
  • stream wading
  • Grocery stores, coffee houses and taverns in Gutenstein
  • Fanni, Frieda & the new neighbors can also be rented together - perfect for your family vacation or a group trip

Tiny house9 housesBreakfast + own cooking facilitiesChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno Poolno pets


  • Breakfast included: bread, butter, jam, cheese, muesli, fruit, coffee & tea
  • Electric espresso machine
  • Compost toilet
  • PV – island system
  • Green sewage treatment plant
  • Wooden sounder
  • Bathroom with a shower
  • Bed sheets towels
  • Parking spot
  • Pitch 4 km outside of Gutenstein
  • Pick up from the train station


Ist das Leben darin wie jeden Tag Urlaub? Das finden zumindest die Wohnwagon-Kunden Martin Zels und Oriana Stock. Das Holz und die Schafwolle böten ein gutes Raumklima. „Wir sind sehr zufrieden und freuen uns immer auf das Frühjahr, wenn wir mit geöffneter Flügeltür praktisch auf unserer Wiese frühstücken können.“

Janik Böhme,, December 2022

In meinen 24 Stunden in dem Tiny House fühle ich mich wohl — es ist ein bisschen wie ein kleines Ferienhaus. Die Einrichtung ist sehr geschmackvoll, das Haus ist auch groß genug, sodass man sich überhaupt nicht beengt fühlt. Mein Lieblingsplatz ist eine kleine gepolsterte Ecke hinter dem Bett. Dort schaue ich abends Netflix-Serien und genieße die blaue Stunde. Das Haus ist lichtdurchflutet, weil es Fenster in alle vier Himmelsrichtungen hat. Das Kochen in der Küche mit dem Gasofen klappt problemlos. Die Küche bietet mehr Ablagefläche als jene in meiner ersten kleinen Wohnung.

Valentina Resetarits,, December 2022
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Tiny Housefrom90 €

Location + Directions

By car

It takes about an hour (79 km) to drive from Vienna to Gutenstein. From Graz it takes about 2 hours (178 km), from Linz about 2 hours, 20 minutes (207 km) and from Munich it takes almost 5 hours (457 km).

With public transport

Gutenstein can be reached from Vienna by train via the Wr Neustadt train station in just under 2 hours. A pick-up from there can be organized for an additional charge of 7 euros.