Welcome to Caravan – The Tiny House Hotel! Just a 15 Minute Drive From The Portland, Oregon Airport
Portland International Airport
Located in the heart of the popular and vibrant Alberta Arts District in Portland, Oregon, Caravan is a unique, one-of-a-kind hotel where travelers from around the world can experience what it’s like to stay in a custom-made tiny house on wheels.
These charming tiny houses are all built by local builders and range in size from 120-170 sq.ft. Each tiny house features creative, funky, artistic design elements coupled with multi-functional, space-efficient furnishings. All of our tiny houses have flush toilets, hot showers, electric heat, a sitting area, a kitchen and lots of locally made art.
THE CARAVAN STORY
The idea of opening Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel first began across the street from Caravan at the Radio Room restaurant in August of 2011. The lot where Caravan now sits had been used as a car lot for repossessed cars, a brick oven pizza food cart and an outdoor hookah bar.
The owners Kol and Deb opened Caravan because they love Portland with all of their hearts and enjoy sharing their fun and fascinating city with visitors from around the world. Their backgrounds in and passion for education, urban planning and environmental and social justice prompted them to also utilize Caravan to showcase possibilities for small housing to the public.
Featuring barbecue facilities, Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel is located in Portland in the Oregon region, 2.4 miles from Oregon Convention Center and 3.1 miles from Lan Su Chinese Garden. The property is around 3.3 miles from Moda Center, 4 miles from Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and 4.2 miles from Powell’s City of Books. The property has room service and free WiFi throughout the property.
The wonderful staff, the support and interest of the local community, the fantastic location in one of Portland’s most vibrant and creative neighborhoods, the relationships with the talented builders of the six beautiful tiny houses, and the growing national interest in tiny houses, are all a part of what has made Caravan work so well as a fun, alternative hotel for our guests and a public platform for educational and policy work around small housing.
It’s 1 mile off of I-5 exit 303, or 15 minutes driving from the Portland airport (PDX), and free street parking is available.
Caravan is located in an extremely walkable, bikeable neighborhood. Within one block, there’s an incredible vegan bar, restaurants, top notch music venues, food carts, coffee shops, and more. Experience life on one of the most vibrant, artistic and creative neighborhoods in the country at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel.
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The Amazing Mysterium
Kangablue is a traditionally designed tiny house. At 170 sq ft., it is currently the biggest tiny house at Caravan. Elegant and roomy, Kangablue sleeps up to 3 people.
The lofted sleeping area features a memory foam queen bed that is accessible by ladder. Featuring a sofa bed on the ground level that transforms into an additional full-sized bed, a comfy reading chair and a bamboo kitchen table and chairs, Kangablue is Caravan’s most spacious tiny house and offers guests a variety of places to relax and hang out.
Like all of Caravan’s tiny houses, Kangablue has running water, electric heat, a kitchen, flush toilet and a hot shower.
Kangablue was designed and built by Australian born Benn Kovco in 2014, in the Cully neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. Benn built the tiny house on weekends and at night over the course of 10 months while working at his full time job. The house features a variety of Pacific Northwest woods, including blue pine, also known as beetle kill pine.
Blue pine can be any species of pine tree that acquires a natural blue stain after being infected by the Mountain Pine Beetle. With a nod to the builder’s heritage, his building materials and the fact that this house is as adorable as a baby kangaroo, the name “Kangablue” seems fitting.