by Pepper Clark
If you’re intrigued by the idea of a tiny home, there’s nothing better than a real life experience to take things to the next level. Pepper Clark and Dylan Pankow of Bungalow to Go now offer a tangible way to get a feel for tiny spaces. Book a night or several in the tiny home at Otter Pond west of Healdsburg, California (about a two hour drive north of San Francisco).
Try out the Goldfinch, designed and built by Bungalow to Go as a little butter yellow guest house. This little house is on a 16 ft. trailer, with 2×6 loft framing and recessed lighting. It’s designed with a corner porch and bump out nook in the front overlooking a charming outdoor sitting room. Outlets with built in USB charging ports and a glorious pond view make the bump out a lovely and convenient micro office. A four foot wide front loft and eight foot queen size loft at the back makes it possible to sleep three. The ground level is bright and open, with smooth painted walls, custom trim, and pendant lighting. The Goldfinch has a half bath – sink and RV toilet– and shares access to a luxurious outdoor shower nearby with endless hot water.
Pepper and Dylan call the property Otter Pond because once in a while, a sassy river otter shows up to fish among the water lilies and frogs. The pond anchors a 52 acre property with a creek and hiking trails, brimming with peace and natural beauty. Beyond the attractions of Otter Pond, Healdsburg itself is a great destination; wineries, gardens, creative local food, boutique shopping, farmer’s markets, and fun events in a charming historical town green.
They feel privileged to work from such a gorgeous setting and look forward to sharing both the tiny house experience and the land’s natural treasures with the small house community. They’ll soon be building more tiny homes, and they may invite guests to book stays in the houses that coincide with future building phases. Guests could try out a tiny house and solidify their plans and preferences, while learning about the building process first hand at the same time. The Goldfinch is available to rent now through AirBnB.com (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1679221), so check the listing for details and photos.