Friday, January 13, 2017

Big Adventures in Tiny Homes

We spent last weekend in a tiny home - this one. It was a grand adventure. There are six tiny homes at Caravan - The Tiny House Hotel so we gathered up a bunch a friends and rented all six for the weekend.

Hubby and I went to preview the place after all the arrangements had been made and I became worried. These place were really, really tiny. I voiced my concerns to the group but was overwhelmed by everyone's spirit of adventure. Even as temperatures fell below freezing, the group was still up for it.

Then it snowed. Pipes and shower drains froze. And, you know what? It was still fun. We huddled around the fire pit absorbing smoke into our clothes, hair, and lungs and roasted marshmallows. We sang Kumbaya. We connected with one another. We trudged through the snow to a local brewery and watched the Seahawks beat the Lions and stayed warm for a few hours.

The next day, we found ourselves ensconced in ice. We had to chip out our cars in order to slip on down to Pine State Biscuits for breakfast. All in all, it was a big adventure in a tiny space. No one slipped on the ice and everyone got home safely.

Caravan is located in Portland's Alberta neighborhood within walking distance of bars, restaurants, and food trucks. Everything one might need for a big adventure.

Next big adventure: Mt. Hood Tiny House Village. This time, we'll aim for warmer weather.