Tiny House in a Landscape

by Kent Griswold on November 2nd, 2013. 3 Comments

Cabin Fever builds a small building called the Zip Cabin and Mike and Melissa have put one on some remote property in New Mexico. They took this beautiful panorama of their cabin on their last visit. The property is completely off-grid with no address, the only way to find it is with GPS coordinates. The second picture is a close up of the Zip Cabin with Melissa sitting out front.

The Zip Cabin is 120 square feet in size. If you are interested in learning more about Cabin Fever and the cabins they build stop by their website: http://www.cabinfever.us.com/

Mike and Melissa Cabin

New Mexico Zip Cabin

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Tiny House in a Landscape

by Kent Griswold on October 19th, 2013. 18 Comments

This week we are traveling in Oregon so I thought I would share a cabin with a little history from this neck of the woods. This is Zane Grey’s tiny log cabin in the wilderness which is built by the Rogue River in Winkle Bar, Oregon.

This prolific author loved traveling and fishing and even ventured to New Zealand’s Bay of Islands for some big game fishing. He is said to have fished more than three hundred days a year.

This photo is taken by Keith Levy from New Zealand.

Zane Grey cabin

Tiny House Hotel in Portland

by Christina Nellemann on July 15th, 2013. 27 Comments

Right in the heart of the Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon sits the first tiny house hotel in the U.S. The custom made houses of the Caravan — The Tiny House Hotel all sit on an urban lot with its own central gathering place that contains a fire pit and BBQ, Adirondack chairs and hammock surrounded by funky, recycled art. Each of the houses are available for nightly stays and contain bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers, electric heat and basic kitchens.

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Caravan offers three tiny houses on wheels in their hotel: the Tandem, the Rosebud and the Pearl. The Tandem is 160 square feet and can sleep up to four people. It has a loft bed and a day bed. The Rosebud is 120 square feet with wood interior and exterior. It has a sleeping loft and fits 1-2 people. The Pearl is more modern and at 90 square feet is the smallest of the houses. It is energy efficient and has two lofts as well as a wet bath. The houses rent for $125 a night plus tax. In addition, the Caravan owners are also looking for another finished tiny house to add to the hotel.

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Within three blocks of the tiny homes there are cafes, pubs, an organic food co-op, a bike co-op, shops, galleries, tattoo parlors and the local arts walk. Restaurants like the Radio Room, Bye and Bye and the famous Grilled Cheese Grill are just steps away. If you happen to be in Portland on Saturday July 27, the hotel will be having its Grand Opening from 5:00-10:00 p.m. All the houses will be available for viewing and the party will have a band and a bonfire.

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Photos by Caravan – The Tiny House Hotel

 

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

Tiny House in a Landscape

by Kent Griswold on June 28th, 2013. 1 Comment

Johnny, one of our readers, sent these photos to me from a recent trip.

Johnny says, “I just returned from a family reunion in rural Nebraska. Here are photos of a honeymoon cottage that was once rented to young newlyweds, now long abandoned to nature. I thought you might appreciate it.”

Thanks Johnny for keeping this feature in mind as you travelled.

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