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Lighthouse, Tree House, Tiny House: One-of-a-kind Lodgings Kids Love

Offbeat overnights around the Northwest that make childhood dreams come true

Lauren Braden

Published on: May 02, 2015

Lighthouse, Tree House, Tiny House: One-of-a-kind Lodgings Kids Love

Caravan, the Tiny House Hotel
Photo courtesy of Caravan's website

Caravan, the Tiny House Hotel, Portland, OR

Portland was the first to elevate mobile food carts to fancy cuisine, and now the city is a first for a different sort of pioneer on wheels. In the heart of the city’s Alberta Arts district sit six unique, custom-built tiny houses. It’s called Caravan, the first tiny-house hotel in the US. Each of the six unique abodes are between 80 and 160 square feet and sleep three to four people, necessitating clever design and creative use of the small space, from cozy sleeping lofts to hidden storage. The boutiques and breweries of the Alberta district are right outside your door (so close in fact that you may actually find a use for the provided earplugs) but you can eat in if you wish, cooking in your fully-stocked compact kitchen. Meet your tiny-house neighbors for the night in the outdoor guest “lobby” which has a firepit for s’mores and hammocks for lounging.

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