Canberra man arrested after tiny house stolen from Mitchell found in Queensland

The strange case of the tiny house stolen from Canberra has been cracked overnight, as Queensland police located the home and arrested a 24-year-old Canberra man in Hervey Bay.

A spokesman for Queensland Police said officers made the arrest late on Wednesday night after receiving a tip-off from a member of the public who had spotted the tiny home.

The $20,000 tiny home prototype was stolen, along with its trailer, from a Mitchell business about 8:30pm on Sunday.

This tiny house stolen from Canberra, owned by business owner Julie Bray, was found in Queensland less than a day later. Photo: supplied

This tiny house stolen from Canberra, owned by business owner Julie Bray, was found in Queensland less than a day later. Photo: supplied

News of its arrival in Queensland, less than 24 hours later, made it to owner Julie Bray after she took to social media to track it down.

"I'm a business owner turned private detective," she said. "At first I didn't believe it, but then someone else contacted me.

"It's absolutely remarkable; it's been seen in under 21 hours."

Queensland police said they found the home in a yard in Hervey Bay and charged an ACT man from Latham with bringing stolen goods into Queensland.

He was released on bail and will appear before the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court on October 5.

"He will be a person of interest to ACT police in relation to the actual stolen goods," a police spokesman said.

On Thursday, ACT Policing confirmed it would be following the investigation through.

"It's not every day a tiny house gets stolen," the spokesman said.

"No other reports of thefts of 'tiny houses' have been reported."

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