"The Tiny House of Love and Abundance"
Located in the Heart of Hawthorne...In a
Unique and Spirited Neighborhood!
Be Adventurous and Join Us in the Fun!
Calling all mature and responsible creative types!
Well mannered and respectful Artists, Writers,
Lovers, and Bohemian spirits are invited and
welcome to stay at a very reasonable rate
If this listing is booked~ please look at our other additional spaces in the same gorgeous house and book away! See the links to our other Rooms below.
We would love to host you!
This is an outdoor cabin experience, in a
studio/office/outbuilding, with a dorm size futon.
There is no toilet or running water, but you would
have full and easy access to the house, which has
a shower, 2 toilets, and a fully stocked cooking kitchen.
The Cabin is constructed of natural rustic wood, with a brown fur accent wall. It has a small built in wrap around desk, and a small bookshelf. There is a clock/radio/iphone dock. And it also has a couple of heating options for the colder months,
an electric wood stove heater with fiery flames, and an infrared heater to get it warmed up and toasty.
In the summer we have a fan available-and are looking to get a ventless air conditioner.
It is ideal for those who plan to be out and about most
of the day and just need a place to come and crash.
Or for someone that also needs a simple work space as well.
It also has a padlock for security purposes.
The only caveat with this space, is that it is not 100%
private--as it also serves as an office space for me.
So I will need to have access to it on some days/evenings.
If you have questions about this particular lodging
arrangement--we can discuss the all the details!
La Pico Casa di Amore et Abbondanza is a back to the
basics simple, warm, and charming alternative to those
wanting a unique lodging experience.
It is a beloved addition to our awesome and full spirited
House in SE-Hawthorne District! The neighborhood and
location are perfect for creative spirits that are traveling
dropping in for a night, or visiting Portland!
Please Note: This is a very spirited house! We are not a
House for the "Faint of Heart or those that desire a controlled
and quiet environment.
Boldness and Adaptability are a MUST at The Heart of Hawthorne House!
We are a Friendly and Fiery Bunch.
It is very much a permissive "When in Rome" in this case "When in the Heart of Hawthorne" do as the Heart of Hawthorne-Landians do...a very go and groove with the flow kind of house dynamics.
The house and neighborhood is located in a very lively area of the Hawthorne District. It is an "urban" setting...it is NOT Quiet and Serene...and the spirit of the household follows suit--Both Hood and House are lively and boisterous, and have a constant flow of hustle and bustle and various activities.
This space and house is unique and can be utilized in a number of creative ways, beyond just basic lodging.
It would also be a suitable room for a lively creative type that needs a portable office space...unless that person needs quiet space to work!
It also is a perfect spot for adventurous lovers that need a warm room
for a discrete rendezvous in a Bohemian Love Hotel!
The possibilities are endless...
We are a creative, friendly, and supportive household, send us your ideas, requests, and intentions and we will do our best to accommodate you and your space needs.
The House itself has: large front porch, back deck, a good size gated backyard and garden, dishwasher, washer/dryer, and hot tub.
It is close to downtown. Close to several main bus lines.
Placed right in the Heart of the Awesome Hawthorne District!
What to expect: A shared kitchen and bathroom, lively conversations in the kitchen around the "round table", people on the porch participating in various activities, reading, writing, conversing, people watching. We have recently coined the term: "Porch-Landia"!
You might arrive and hear the strains of a saxaphone or guitar coming from a window above, a painter with an easel out in the garden, collage making, gardening and other house projects. Sometimes at night we will have a fire going in the back garden, s'more making and eating, night owl bohemians around the fire or around the "round table" talking about art, music, and whatever other passions evolve.
Smoking is allowed outside the house in designated areas, if someones smoking is bothering you, politely ask them to refrain or take it somewhere else.
Hawthorne District Location:
The Hawthorne District is a popular avant-garde neighborhood just across the Willamette River from Downtown that runs along Hawthorne Boulevard between 17th and 43rd Avenues.
The Boulevard is lined with locally-owned coffee shops, antique stores, cafes, and trendy clothing shops, many with a bohemian flavor reminiscent of the 70's. Popular restaurants on Hawthorne include Cup and Saucer Café which serves up vegetarian and organic fare, and New Seasons, a local healthy food store. Bread and Ink, a bistro with and northwest-influenced food and wonderfully rich desserts is also known for its ample Sunday Yiddish brunches.
Hawthorne Boulevard has a rich nightlife and many of the pubs have sidewalk seating. Favorite fare at the Bridgeport Ale House is their oven-fired pizza. The Lucky Labrador Brew Pub produces hand-crafted ales and even allows patrons to bring their dogs to enjoy the fun on the back patio.
Landmarks in the Hawthorne District are: Powell's Books Annex, the Hawthorne Bridge (the oldest vertical lift bridge in operation in the United States), and the Bagdad Theater & Pub, a Portland relic owned and restored to its original glory by the local McMenamins chain. The Bagdad offers the usual pub fare as well as craft beers and second-run movies at reasonable prices.
Our Other Rooms
Hawthorne St-Butterfly & Blossom Rm https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/483059
Heart of Hawthorne -Aphrodite's Den
The Van Gogh-Yellow Monk's Room
Hawthorne House: Freud's Parlor
La Pico Casa di Amore et Abbondanza
Hawthorne House I'm in a Bind Futon
My stay was really nice because of the location and the nice room.
Here is so close to the main street and supermarkets so is nice place for sopping.
The room is big enough for two people and I like the girlish furniture.
There were other people in other rooms when I stayed there and helped me when I feel something uncertain about the use of the house. That was really helpful.
Cynthia is such a nice person and treated us well. We totally enjoyed our stay!
Thank you so much!
My stay at Cynthia's place was excellent. The room was just as advertised. A little small, sure, but perfect for one person looking for an affordable, fun and unique stay in Hawthorne. The local area is full of entertainment and surprises. There are many great bars within 100m of the house, and so many healthy food options around the corner. The other housemates were lovely, and Cynthia herself is gorgeous. I highly recommend. Wifi strength not an issue with any if my devices.
Cynthia's place is very comfortable. The location is excellent. It is centrally located and within walking distance of a variety restaurants, shops and venues, i.e.the Hawthorne area.
Cynthia is also an excellence host. She is very timely in her responses and is very helpful in responding to questions about Portland and the local area.
We arrived pretty late, but directions and accessibility was easy to follow. I was pretty cozy and the futon was surprisingly comfortable. I would recommend staying here if you're planning on it being a late night and dont mind a quaint backyard cabin.
We had a wonderful time at La Pico Casa di Amore et Abbondanza.
Cynthia was a great host & super accommodating. Our room was warm & cozy and we loved the use of the kitchen. The location was perfect too.
Cynthia was great! Super laid back, but clean and comfy place. Fabulous location. The backyard hot tub was an extra treat! Will definitely be returning.
Cynthia's a courteous host, and the accommodations are pleasant and as advertised. For a cabin without much visible insulation, the space heater keeps it surprisingly warm.
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I am a Portland native.
I grew up in a very Italian American Family.
I am a free spirited Bohemian. Beauty, Truth, Freedom and Love are my mottos!
I am always an artist at heart-I love any and every medium no matter how unique and unorthodox it is...
I am a Sagittarian...a warm blooded Italian and expansive thinking Jupitarian…
I always create space and make a welcoming place for "all creature great and small, the good, bad and the ugly, and for all who are stunning and beautifully ordinary…all walks of people in life is what makes the world be and spin forward!
I am a lover of any thing that sings soulfully and dances freely to the beautiful unique beat of their own drummer...
I am Unique and Quirky...Funny, goofy and dorky and like to clown around, laugh and giggle and be merry…...
I am a visionary…
I work hard and play hard...
I have a blessed tribe of amazing, down to earth friends and beloveds..
I sensually imbibe with all my senses...
I love to cook…
I am a good and loyal friend…a musketeer always...I practice the code of "palabra de lobo" "word of wolf" guilty at times of being way too forgiving...in a material world; those with heart-driven aspirations mean the world to me...
I am more aboriginal than I am techno and cyber, though I am fairly savvy in the latter realm…
I am sometimes a stubborn and fierce activist...
I am a holder of contradictions...people have a hard time defining or pinning me down in an easy all-inclusive bundle--just when they think they know me--they are completely surprised by some new facet.
I am a true romantic at heart…yet anything that even hints at being uber-trite or a bad cliché makes me a bit "cringy" and "crawly".
I believe in timing and synchronicity…
I absolutely love the things that defy...the irrationals as I call them.
I have a huge replenishing well of "joie de vivre" and I am a completely self-professed existentialist~paradox~ (awe the beautiful contradictions) though I view the angst as just an element of life's ironies and an inseparable part of being given a mortal coil and an earthly existence...though wings should be arriving soon...even with the courageous acceptance of irony and angst I am a full-blooded optimist…
I get heavy hearted when I read or watch the news too much, lose a client, or feel my heart is not being cared for properly--but I am also very resilient by nature...
I tend to pass through my funks rather quickly...and if I don't my host of comrades will pull my head out of my ass for me...they are such a blessing...
I think imagination and curiosity and reciprocity and generosity are extremely important qualities to embody to be the best, most fully realized human being possible...
I march to the poly-rhythmic beats of my own drummer…I have been told that I am both graceful in spirit and guileless...
I love adventure and I find great beauty in the mundane.
I love the combination of fire and metal, thus love anything combustible and incendiary
I always try to stay in the present in both mind, body and spirit, with eyes always gazing into the future or towards whatever my heart is calling to my attention to in the moment.
I am a work in progress...And my home is too...
My mission is to create an open, inspiring, creative, and welcoming space for all who enter!