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Guest post by Peter Schweitzer

My wife and I bought it and renovated it right after we got married as we were planning on moving for school and we were not quite sure where we wanted to settle down. After I finished school here in Portland, Oregon we ended up deciding we wanted to stay.

My wife Kate is an artist and I am a photographer so we needed a bit more room to work on our art. We wanted to find some a house or studio with property so we could continue to use our airstream but we ended up finding the perfect house that did not have much of a yard, which is why we hope to pass it on to someone who can enjoy it as much as we did. Continue reading

Eric’s “McMansion” of Tiny Houses on its Way to Oregon

Some Tiny House Blog readers may remember Eric John Jacobs and his “McMansion” of tiny houses that was built with the help from wood shop class students at a Reno, Nev. high school. The “McMansion” is nearly completed and Eric is now parking his new home on a five acre farm near Applegate, Oregon. Continue reading

The Deja Vu

The Deja Vu

by Hal McClendon

I’m a few days from finishing up this little jewel “The Deja Vu” for a client that lives in Portland Oregon. She is very excited to get her new home. It has been under construction since March 4th this year. It will be delivered June 14th. Continue reading

Primrose Bus Conversion


by Joseph Beal

I wanted to share our home with you! I’m an artist living in our 1959 Internatinal Harvester bus in Bend, Oregon with my love Karin. We have lived in it for a little over a year now!

We worked together creating Primrose with all recycled materials and did all the work ourselves. Continue reading

Tiny House in a Landscape

Deschutes River Cabin

My son Ted and I spent Thanksgiving this year on our own. My wife Janelle’s mother had open heart surgery so she has been down with her. Our daughter Emily stayed in Portland and celebrated Thanksgiving with friends.

We decided to find a place that served a traditional Thanksgiving meal and was open on the holiday and ended up at the Riverhouse Restaurant. While eating our dinner we spotted this old log cabin across the river and decided to check it out when we were done. Turns out it has a pretty interesting history. Copyright Photo by Kent Griswold

The cabin was used by the Old Sterns Cattle Company as a mine shack in the early 1900s along the Lazy River, south of Sunriver, Oregon.

In the 1970s, it was used in an old Western film with John Wayne and Katharine Hepburn called “Rooster Cogburn.” Shot in Smith Rock State Park, the cabin moved to this site after filming ended. A piece of old Hollywood in our little town of Bend, Oregon!

Managing Partner of the Riverhouse Hotel, Wayne Purcell, talks about the history of this cabin in the video below from Zolo Media.