Miraculously small and simple, the cabin is just right. You won't believe how open, light and comfortable a small space can feel.
Thoughtfully designed, marrying life's basic necessities with comfortable amenities, this tiny house was crafted by my best friends over the past few years. I am offering this small backyard cabin up for your visit to Portland.
The cabin is located off a quiet street, through a private courtyard behind the main house. The space is efficient and cozy, a bathroom, kitchen, living area and sleeping loft all fit comfortably within 230 sqft.
Facing south, there is a 10ft wide glass accordion door, which can fully open onto the backyard area, creating the sense of a much larger space. The incoming natural light is terrific at all times of the year, especially in the winter when Portland can get a bit dark during the day. This is not a basement, instead you'll have views of the sky, garden and trees.
The cottage is located in North Portland, a 10 minute walk to Historic Mississippi Ave and 15 minute walk to the Arts district on Alberta St. These are the two neighborhood centers of North Portland, where you will find food carts, delicious restaurants, beer gardens, fun shopping, coffee and art galleries. Check out my guidebook for a couple favorite spots.
The bed is a double size memory foam Tempurpedic mattress (super comfortable), and is located in a small loft underneath an operable skylight. The loft does sleep two adults but it takes a few moments to get used to. It's not like your bed at home as the skylight is just a few feet above your head. At night, you look above into the branches of a large maple tree and beyond into the stars. Love that in this city you can still see stars. Anyway, the loft is a really cozy place to read a book and relax too.
The interior was renovated with bamboo floors, salvaged fir french doors and not too much ikea. The bathroom and kitchen can be closed off with heavy curtains. A large sectional couch with chaise lounge, is great for reading, watching your favorite show, or a sleeping if you find the loft too small. There's a wide variety of guidebooks, maps and brochures to get the most out of your trip to portland. I suggest renting a bike from Portland Bicycle Tours, for a unique perspective of this terrific city.
New for 2014, we added an AppleTV so you can stream your favorite Netflix, Hulu or PBS shows. Also there's built in speakers in the ceiling and outside that easily connect to your iPod/iPhone so you can rock out. Finally if you bring your laptop, there's a miniDV port you can connect to the TV if you are into that.
***Note I'm currently traveling, so the listing is being managed by my friend Matt, who is way more helpful than I am. He is a transplant from the great state of Virginia, has been in Portland many years, is a master woodworker and will be your host.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We'd be happy to host you!
The cabin is in North Portland, the fifth quadrant of the city. And because that doesn't really make sense, let me assure you staying here positions you in between three neighborhood main streets, Mississippi St, Alberta St and Williams Ave. Each of there's main centers of North Portland offer top notch restaurants, bars, venues, shopping, grocery stores and you're within an easy walk, bike ride or short drive to all of it. So, you'll find a comfortable home base for adventuring further out into Portland, if you want to. And if you're driving in, access to the freeway is sooo easy, something you won't find in other neighborhoods deeper east into the city.
Access to major freeways is very close by, parking is free on the street. Public transit (light rail and bus) is dependable inexpensive and convenient, checkout (website hidden) to plan your route (there's also an app). If you don't have a car there's two Zipcars nearby. There's also car2go. I also suggest bike rentals for a day or more, there are safe and convenient bike lanes that run throughout the city and beyond.
You'll love it
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Weekly Price:||$500 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2000 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
This was my first experience with airbnb, and it was great! Andrew & Matt were quick to respond and easy to reach throughout our quick stay. The tiny house was just as described, and in a great location.. with basically every place we drove to being only 10-15 minutes away, and within walking distance to Mississippi Ave. All in all, a really wonderful experience!
This is a great place. Cozy but nice, just as advertised, and with great light (even in March). Andrew and Matt were attentive and messaged me before and after I checked in to make sure I was all set, but that was hardly necessary since the directions on the site were detailed and the place had everything I needed.
One word to the wise: the skylight provides great light, but if you plan on sleeping in, you may want to pack an eye mask.
My boyfriend and I had spent two wonderful nights in this tiny home. While most people probably rent this place so that they can visit Portland, I happen to be a Portland resident that just rented it for the tiny house experience! I spent a lot of time in the house and miss it already. We cooked multiple meals in the tiny kitchen that turned out delicious. There was adequate space for our food in the refrigerator and a little bit of shelf space for produce and other dry food.
The weather was perfect on Friday, allowing us to open all of the folding doors to the garden. Sunlight streamed in throughout the house and it was perfect for working remotely. It felt very private and serene. We were in view of the main house but never saw or heard any of the tenants. When I needed something, I called or texted Matt and he was very attentive and friendly. I appreciated his help!
We took full advantage of the Apple TV, and it was a very comfy space for watching movies. The location was also perfect for walking down to Mississippi or along Killingsworth for coffee, happy hour, or food. It was fun getting to know another neighborhood! There are plenty of options for food and dining.
My only regret was that there was only a curtain for the bathroom, making it difficult to have other people over to see the tiny home. That and perhaps the tight (but comfortable!) sleeping quarters are the only reasons why I might not be able to live here full-time. It is a great home to rent while visiting Portland, however, or if you just want to try out the tiny house experience. It's fun and I highly recommend it. Thanks Andrew and Matt!
I stayed here alone, and this was a great little space. I've stayed in converted back houses before - in Portland for that matter - and this was the best that I've seen. The folks living in the front house were all polite, but I was in town visiting friends, so I didn't need to seek out much tourism advice or anything. There was always parking. The location was super close to my favorite Portland neighborhoods. All in all an excellent experience with no complaints or critiques.
Great home-base for our trip to Portland! Kept us safe and warm (with the awesome space heater!) during the rain and cold, and really conveniently located between all sorts of great NE Portland Hot Spots. Was particularly thrilled there was a McMenamin's Pub on the corner (love their rehabilitations), and just a short .7 mile walk from the Yellow Line that will take you straight into downtown.
Andrew was quick to answer any of our questions, and a great host!
Andrew was great to communicate with before, during + after my stay. He was actually out of town during my stay but his local friend Matt also kept in touch with me. Plus Matt helped out tremendously by bringing over road salt + shovels to help me dig out my car that was stuck because of a very un-Portland-like snowstorm that threatened to force me to miss my flight. The tiny house is a well-designed + comfortable space to stay in + I would stay there again without a second thought.
Probably the best AirBnB experience to-date. The host was awesome to work with - flexible and responsive. The unit was as described in the profile - a backyard cottage with lots of cool features. It reminded me of a fort/crash pad we dreamt of having when we were kids! Very comfortable bed, quiet neighborhood, lots of great restaurants near by. A few minor tips for guests: the only sink is in the kitchen area, so need bring a travel mirror for shaving. Need to bring your own soap and shampoo. Will definitely stay here again.
We had such a lovely time in Portland, it's a great city! Andrew's cottage is very cute, comfortable and hospitable. It comes with the basics and for the price the 'basics' here are excellent. Everything is clean upon entry and easy to keep it that way.
If you are cool with keeping it basic than this is the place for you.
The loft bed is comfortable but a little daunting at first because there isn't a lip to ensure you don't roll off, but we didn't, and because of the skylight above the bed it's awesome to look up at the stars as you fall asleep and wake up to the morning sky.
The bathroom has nice fixtures, but no sink so you have to wash your face and hands in the kitchen sink. Oh, and there is a curtain instead of a door to separate the living room from the toilet which was fine by us.
The Roku was great. Loved being able to watch TV in the afternoons to wind down from a day of exploring the city.
We never figured out the bus system, we couldn't find a good map, so plot that out before you go if you are strictly using public transportation. We used cabs and rented a car. Cabs need to be called for, it's difficult to just hail them from the street, but the response time is pretty fast.
The cottage is very close to Mississippi and all the bars and restaurants there. Gravy is a must for breakfast! Sidecar was also a nice bar.
All in all the cottage was clean, very cute and modern, and very relaxing. Matt was easy to get a hold of during our stay and even lent us some Advil, thanks Matt!
Spacious, clean studio loft. Bed is amazingly comfortable and staring out at the night sky through the skylight before going to sleep is lovely. Agree with other reviewers that the space is ideal for 1 due to the loft size and bathroom setup. Though I had a +1 who slept on the couch and we were super happy. Warm and cozy with the heaters on and enjoyed the Apple TV as well.
Host was very responsive, friendly and helpful with all of my questions. Highly recommended!
Nice, clean space filled with natural lighting. Mattress is super comfy and skylight over the bed is a nice touch! We are always on the go so we mainly used this space as a hygiene and sleeping headquarters. It was nice to have a couch to lounge on in the AM to lounge while planning the day. Typically we stay in a hotel for our visits to Portland but this was a nice change .9 mile away from what we consider the start of alberta arts. Awesome GF bakery .2 miles away for breakfast/coffee. Only POSSIBLE downside is hope you are close/comfortable if you are traveling with someone, it is a 1 room apt so "bathroom" divider is a curtain. Also bathroom/kitchen sick are one in the same and the only mirror is located over the toilet which makes makeup a little tricky. :) I left my wallet in the apt and was able to return after we had "checked out" to search (again) and find it! We were glad we stayed here. You should stay here too!