Caravan, Portland's newest boutique hotel — Photo courtesy of Caravan
Have you heard about the tiny houses that make up a new hotel in the Alberta District? Caravan, the tiny house hotel, is a boutique hotel in northeast Portland, OR, made up of small, custom-made houses on flatbed trailers. Caravan is not only the first tiny house hotel in Oregon, but also it is the first tiny house hotel in the whole United States. It's really no surprise that Portland is where this type of hotel would start out!
Caravan currently has three tiny houses available, each with between 100 to 200 square feet of space and a bathroom with a flush toilet and hot showers. Each house also has bathrobes, electric heat, a white noise machine and a kitchen equipped with microwave, fridge and a hot plate.
Each of the tiny houses is able to accommodate one to four people, depending on which house you book. The Tandem house can sleep up to four people. It features a daybed with a pull-out trundle and a queen bed in the loft. The Pearl can sleep up to three, with two people on a queen bed and one person in the loft on a twin bed. The Rosebud can sleep up to two people with one queen bed in the loft. This house is also the only house that allows small, house-trained dogs.
Outside is a fire pit surrounded by chairs where you can relax and visit with other guests. The layout of the hotel makes it a great place for a family get-together or a retreat.
Caravan’s nightly rates start out around $125 per night. They have a two-night minimum stay requirement. Caravan offers specials regularly, which can be found on their website. Keep in mind before booking that, because of the small nature of each house, the houses are not wheel chair accessible.
One of the best parts of this hotel is the killer location right in the heart of the Alberta Arts District. Not only will you be surrounded by art galleries and awesome boutiques, but this area is also home to many great eateries like La Petite Provence, Salt and Straw, Pine State Biscuits and Waffle Window. The Radio Room restaurant even offers room service for Caravan guests. There are also many popular bars here, such as the Bye and Bye and Alberta Street Pub.
Caravan, the tiny house hotel, hopes to add two more tiny houses in the near future.