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The Hen House: Private unit in NE
The Hen House: Private unit in NE
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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The Hen House is a converted garage that has everything you need for a visit. I built the place using as much salvaged material that I could find. The loft stairs are very steep so if you are not very agile I would recommend the pullout single bed downstairs. I'm between the Mississippi area, Williams corridor and Alberta Arts District with 2 grocery stores within walking distance. It's private and there are animals (cats, dog and tortoise mostly) to hang with outside. Lots of gardens too.

The space

The converted garage has salvaged gym floor (from Portland Community College) that adds color, and 3 skylights to add natural light. There is a loft to sleep in and another small couch that pulls out as a single bed. The loft is very steep so be careful if you sleep up there. There is a full kitchen but the only oven is a toaster oven. The bathroom is large and has a stackable washer dryer in it. I will leave basic necessities coffee, fruit and surprises out there.

You'll enter by walking through parking strip (feel free to park there if clear) and going up stairs and follow sidewalk to the back unit. The entrance is separate and you have your own side garden but my family uses the sidewalk when leaving the backyard.. There is a garden you're welcome to eat from and a nice sitting spot. The neighborhood is very nice and convenient. There is a Whole Foods and New Seasons within walking distance. I am between the Mississippi, Alberta and Williams neighborhoods. I'm 2 miles from downtown and the bus is very close. There are functioning bikes you can use although they are not in tip top shape.

The place is made from mostly salvaged material. There are many crazy neat light fixtures and a curved church window from a Baptist church they tore down. It is quiet and private but you might hear a chicken, cat fight or a far away train.

Guest access

The Hen House and the backyard

Interaction with guests

Call or text me if you need anything!

Other things to note

Check-out at 11 and check-in at 2. I'm flexible unless its back to back bookings. Feel free to ask. For each dog or cat you bring please leave $20 for the extra cleanup time it takes for cleanup.

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises

House Rules
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

Smokers can smoke outside. I'll leave breakfast stuff in unit but you need to cook it! Be respectful and nice.


226 Reviews

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Suzi User Profile
October 2017
Norah was great for a last minute booking, sweet and helpful with great close by restaurant ideas!

Allison User Profile
September 2017
Good location, easy access, good size for 1 or 2 people and well-stocked. Beware of spiders!

Sam User Profile
September 2017
Norah's little house is awesome! I love the materials and furniture, and the whole place was very cozy and comforting.

Emily User Profile
September 2017
This place is extremely comfortable and charming. I wish our stay had been longer!

John User Profile
August 2017
Super comfortable!

Erika User Profile
August 2017
Norah's place was great! A cute little space in a wonderful location. A park within a couple blocks for walks with the dogs and plenty of places nearby to eat and drink. Norah made communication and check in a breeze.

Brenda User Profile
August 2017
This place was perfect, I was expecting it to be a bit smaller based on the pictures but there was more than enough room for me and my sister. Bathroom was clean and spacious, the bed was comfy & cute. Would definitely stay here again.

Portland, Oregon, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Norah User ProfileNorah is a superhost.
I am Norah. I like to exercise, listen to music and have a good time.
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