The converted garage has salvaged gym floor (fromPCC) that add color and light. There are 3 skylights so an abundance of natural light fill the place. There is a loft to sleep in and another small couch that pulls out as a single bed. 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. There are chickens in the backyard so always fresh eggs to eat and I will leave basic necessities (such as coffee and cream) out there.
You'll enter through a set of carriage doors to my backyard. The entrance is separate but the backyard is shared with me and my 2 girls. 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 church that was demolished. There is lots of privacy but you might hear chickens or a far away train.
The Hen House and the backyard
Fun and quiet neighborhood but you can walk to a bar or a really good restaurant within minutes.
Please park on the street next to the church or side of the house to the south of mine.
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!
Smokers can smoke outside. I'll leave breakfast stuff in unit but you need to cook it! Be respectful and nice.
I have nothing but totally great things to say about this place. It's super cute, feels very unique, quiet, and it's in a great neighborhood. Norah was super responsive and very welcoming. This is definitely one of those Airbnb gems that makes you glad you opted not to stay in a hotel. Highly highly recommended.
This was such a sweet place, we loved the simplicity of the Hen House and it accommodated all of our needs for our stay! Everything was communicated throughly and Norah was very open if we needed anything. Will definitely come back again :)
The Hen House was perfect! My mother and her friend stayed one night while in town for a workshop. The house was clean, adorable, and super cozy. Norah also left out a nice breakfast for them complete with eggs from the chickens in the yard. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
We had a very pleasant stay at the Hen House. The apartment is as described by Norah, and very nice and quiet. The place is not very close to downtown (as visible on the map), but public transportation is easily reachable so we didn't find it bothering at all. We would very likely go back there for a future trip to Portland.
This was a perfect place to decompress for a night and part of a day after a long plane journey. The cottage felt like a cozy cave. Great heating system. Loved the fresh eggs and breakfast food Nora generously provided. Friendly neighborhood, too.
We loved the Hen House. Nora was very welcoming but gave us our privacy too. Very nice quiet neighborhood. It was so nice having a kitchenette and a washer and dryer in the unit. It was within walkin distance to our kids. We would definitely stay again!
The Hen House was the perfect place to stay. The place was modern and super cute. My friend and I stayed for 2 nights, and both nights it was quiet and comfortable. Every amenity we needed was there. We will definitely stay here again.