A Tiny House Hotel

Caravan Tiny House Hotel Portland

One of last Friday’s links was connected to Airbnb, a cool service that allows travelers to sublet apartments for short or long periods of time. Well, over the weekend I learned about a cool new hotel that books exclusively through Airbnb — and it’s in line with one other thing I’m wild about: tiny houses.

Caravan is the first tiny house hotel in the country, currently featuring three miniature houses built on 100-200 square foot flatbed trailers. The houses are situated around a central community area with a barbecue, a fire pit, and Adirondack chairs, and are easily within walking distance of the awesome shops and restaurants in the Alberta Arts District. They all have bathrooms and tiny kitchens.

Caravan Tiny House Hotel Portland: Rosebud

Caravan Tiny House Hotel Portland: Tandem

While most of us probably wouldn’t fare well with permanent tiny homes, a little tiny home vacation sounds like a lot of fun. A bit like urban glamping, don’t you think?

P.S. A couple who built a tiny home to live and work in — with special space just for their cat.

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  1. How cool is that?! Thanks for sharing =)

  2. That looks amazing! I’ve wanted to stay in a tiny home since watching the documentaries. Love this concept. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. I wonder if your love of tiny houses comes from those miniature houses Dad used to build for you and Julie? Or maybe they’re just cute.

    • Those “miniature” homes were Victorians with 5 bedrooms! That’s my other dream. Extremes, you know. It must be the Leo in me.

  4. I totally remember yer tiny house post! I seriously cannot imagine living in such small quarters, but for a vacay? Most definitely! I think the girls would get a kick out of it! And cuz of their height, it’ll prolly feel like a dollhouse w/ real working features! That would be so fun for them! xo

    • Oh I bet the girls would LOVE it! And my mom would tell you that when I was a kid, I was obsessed with going on an overnight train trip, just so I could sleep in one of those cabins with the bunk beds. Same idea!

  5. BTW, love that your mom comments on your blog! How sweet + supportive is she?! =)

  6. Such a fun idea! My girls would love to climb up and down that ladder. Love how the houses are grouped into a mini-community!

  7. I am a BIG Airbnb fan and I adore tiny houses! This looks like a match made in heaven to me! I haven’t be able to convince my husband to go whole-hog tiny house, but I could convince him to vacay in one! This is awesome!

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