What do you do if you are not sure if a tiny home on wheels is meant for you? You will wish to experience what it is like to live in one before making a decision and a purchase. How can you do that? In Portland, Oregon you can stay in one of two Tiny House Hotels for a couple of Nights. The first tiny house that came into existence in the U.S. is called Caravan and the second is the Tiny Digs Hotel.
If you prefer a tiny house hotel with more homes on wheels than these two hotels, you can go to Lyons, Colorado to stay at Weecasa were there are twenty-two tiny house available for lodgings. It is the biggest tiny house Hotel in America.
The History Of The Hotels.
Caravan Tiny House Hotel is owned by Deb Delman and Kol Peterson both lovers of tiny homes on wheels. Feeling a need to share their admiration for cozy spaces with many people, the wife and husband team have spent the last several years changing an empty lot, once used for repossessed cars, into America’s first tiny house hotel. Acquiring granted space for tiny houses in the heart of the city is not a simple job.
The couple spent 12 months laboring with the city to figure out the code that would allow the parking of tiny homes on wheels in the city of Portland. Finally, they zoned the empty lot as a recreation park, not a recreational vehicle park. The tiny houses are connected to city water, sewer, electricity and are zoned as traveler’s accommodations, a hotel area.
The Tiny Digs Hotel is owned by Pam and Bruce Westra. They lived in a recreational vehicle for 7 years and wanted to continue exploring living in small places in their new hometown Portland, Oregon. They found a partner in fellow recreational
Pam Westra states that tiny house building makes her
Weecasa came into existence in 2013 when many properties were lost due to what some people refer to as a thousand year flood in Lyon, Colorado. Included in the damage of that flood were many RVs. The owner of the land was looking for some partners to come in to find new things to do with the 10 acres of property. The region tends to bring many weddings to town. They thought that these people should have the opportunity to stay somewhere while they were in their neighborhood. The idea of a tiny house hotel then came to light.
They have installed 22 different types of tiny houses constructed by 10 different builders. Some are quirky, some are build to exactly like a hotel room, and others are singled off so you will never see another one just like it.
The Different Types Of Tiny Homes On Wheels.
Caravan Tiny House Hotel leases their houses from local people who have built them. I am currently using a youtube video report as a reference as to what they have available at
This Tiny house was built by a man named Hal who had a wife who was sick and he had to stay at home to take care of her. He had never constructed anything before the Rose Bud, but still did an amazing job with it. The next Tiny house is called The Pearl. It is light purple with brown wood. It was built by Shelter Wise. The next tiny house they have is called the Tandem and it is the largest home they have on the lot. It is red and brown with a green door. It feels spacious for a tiny house. The framing was found on Craigslist as well as other parts.
Lets find out what is available at The Tiny Digs Hotel. The youtube video is
Following the Gypsy Wagon is the oriental themed Bamboo House made partly with bamboo and chard black wood. Then the Log Cabin made to look like an old fashion pioneer house and the brown wooded Modern House. The Barn has a dutch door with red and black as its
At the Weecasa Tiny House Hotel, there are a variety of tiny homes. Some are rectangular, square or caboose shape. There is one house called The Hobbit with a wavy roof and round door. The website is at
How Real Is The Tiny House Hotel Experience?
The goal of a tiny house hotel is to give clients an authentic experience of what it is like to live in a tiny home and within a tiny home community as much as possible. These three hotels are good at that task. The only things I find missing are the uses of compost toilets and solar panel energy. Perhaps I have been witnessing the more extreme tiny house dwellers at work. Maybe the more moderate ones still
These hotels are good at creating the atmosphere of a tiny house community. Guests all have an area behind the houses where they can gather together to talk and discuss anything, have picnics and
Tiny House Hotels Give People A General Idea Of What Living In A Tiny Home is like.
If you want to find out if
Pictures were taken from Yahoo Images. The youtube videos used in this blog were not of my creation.