I built a teeny tiny guesthouse in my backyard, between the Garage Majal and the old millworkers house in the middle of Seattle's exciting Fremont neighborhood! It's 68 sq' and can sleep 3 (if two of the three are a couple) using the sleeping loft that lets out onto the rooftop view lawn or, my not yet patented, "Garage Door Murphy Bed". There's a teeny tiny full bath (toilet, sink, shower) and a secret bathtub beneath the floor. It is private from the other living areas on the property although, being right in town, stepping outside may put you in contact with (gasp!) actual other people. There is no TV but good fast wifi for your laptop and a cool old radio with iPod plug in! (just set the selector dial to "aux" and plug the little wire into your headphone jack) I built it primarily for guests and my roomates guests but there are lots of times when it just sits empty so I put it up here on airbnb! If you'd like to stay in a truly unique little place 1 block from the Centre of the Universe then this might be for you! I strongly encourage you to watch the video to get a really good sense of just how tiny the space is and if it would function well for you.
I've filled out thier neighborhood guide up there with lots of my recommendations for places to eat, drink, shop, or just play. Take a little time and see what's up here in Fremont.
I've also provided detailed directions that become viewable to you when you book (as well as my phone number). Since I prefer if guests come in the back way to avoid disturbing the tenants in my front house it would be great if, just this once, you could put your GPS away, go old school, and print up the directions. I promise it's actually easier to find me this way!
I now have 2 loaner bicycles! Bring your own helmet, I've got a lock. (It's free to use, but $100-175 bucks if you lose one or get it stolen. That's the deal to use them. See "house rules" below.)
ps - I've been so busy with the place lately that I've had to push check in time back to 3:00PM as it was beginning to interfere with my yoga classes on Mon, Tuesday, and Thursday. If you're checking in on a different day you can still count on 2:00. If you want an earlier check in, email me and, depending on what's happening with the day before you arrive, I might be able to bump things up.
There's a small "grotto lawn" outside the guesthouse that's nice to hang out on in good weather. Below that is a private residence and I usually ask folks not to go down there unless invited by the tenants.
As much or as little as you like. It's a private space. Some folks and I hit it off and visit a lot. Others I never see. All depends on the circumstance.
There are tons of bus lines all within a few blocks that will take you most anywhere. I'm also close to the Burke Gilman bicycle trail as well as several bike trails to downtown.
I have several loaner bikes that your're welcome to use. In Seattle you're "supposed" to wear a helmet so bring one if you like to follow the rules...
This was a great experience and would stay at Hal's again in a minute. He is flexible and accomodating. The teeny tiny Guesthouse is unique and a testament to Hal's creativity and energy. The location was great, an interesting neighborhood with many things to do within walking distance, and 10 minute drive into the city "proper". Hal is a veritable font of information about local places and events.
I was worried that it might be too small, but the place totally works! It's not a hotel room and it's not supposed to be. It's the best little Seattle base camp you could ask for! Hal made sure we could find our way around and made the weekend that much easier. Altogether everything exceeded my expectations.
Hal was very nice. He gave us a quick tour when we arrived and showed us around. Also, gave us some suggestions for places around Fremont to check out. If you are looking for a small, cozy place to crash, this is the perfect place, I would recommend it to anyone.
This place has tons of character and was the perfect spot to spend a rainy Spring weekend. The location is perfect and the space is very cozy. Hal's super friendly and left tons of very clear instructions on how to access the space and use all of its space saving design features. I loved staying here.
Myself and two of my close friends really enjoyed staying in Hal's teeny house! It is definitely accurate to say it is tiny but it is also has all of the basic amenities that you need while traveling. We also loved the location: on a little hill in the Fremont neighborhood, with plenty of trees and roses in bloom (and we got to see some beautiful hummingbirds one evening, from the green roof/patio). Fremont itself has many good restaurants, bike (email hidden)-op, chocolate factory, etc.
Hal was very friendly and gave us lots of tips of where to eat and what to do in the neighborhood. He was easy to get in touch with when we were checking in and he thoughtfully had left us some snacks in the guesthouse for us to have when we arrived (which we much appreciated after our travels!). Would definitely recommend it to others who are willing to try out a small/unique travel experience!
The Teeny Tiny Guesthouse was a perfect home-base for a few days in Seattle. All the comforts of home (shower with awesome water pressure, memory foam mattress topper, beer left for you in the fridge) just smaller and more creative! To top it all off its an amazing neighborhood within walking distance to all the bars and restaurants of Fremont.
Staying in this tiny house was a perfect introduction to Seattle. Located in a lovely neighborhood, the place is close to all kinds of great food and activities, and it's easy to get downtown via bus. And Hal is such a good guy! Informative and friendly, he'll make you feel welcome instantly.
The TTG is just as adorable in real life as it is in the photo. Hal really thought of everything. Every time I found another genius part of the TTG I got even more excited. The space is small, but well thought out and cozy. I loved the location, Fremont was an awesome neighborhood I probably would not have discovered. I'd recommend this place and this host to anyone traveling to Seattle. Can't wait to come back!
The Teeny Tiny Guesthouse is a wonderfully situated and, as the name clearly states, very small space. The owner Hal has created a very pleasant quiet corner a few blocks from the heart of Fremont that is surprisingly well equipped. It works very well for one Peron but two can fit nicely, provided they are comfortable with being very close. I would happily go back to the guesthouse.
Hals driving directions were right on, and easy to understand, he took the time to help us find parking too. The tiny guesthouse is so well designed and the welcome basket was a sweet touch. We were glad to sit on the sunny rooftop to enjoy a wifi break and the view after our Sunday market wanders. What an awesome neighbourhood! We may have ate at Silence Heart Nest two days in a row.. The housemade chai and veggie omelettes were that good. Definitely suggest exploring Seattle from Hals place.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.