1960 Barth Caravan in original condition. Parked in front of our
If you are an Urban Farming pioneer, enthusiast, or gonna-be, a Cultural warrior, jammer, or creator or perhaps a Thinker, Poet, Artist or Dreamer. Then GREAT! We want to meet you and share the wonders of how being connected to one's food creates community, beauty, healing and security. We can't wait to meet you!!!
However, we are not a hotel with air conditioning, nor are we a Bed & Breakfast with doilies and syrup-ey sweet hospitality. We are a clean simple Farm community and we love meeting warm, open and creative people. If this all sounds fine to you then this might be a really good fit and we look forward to hosting you. If not, you might be happier somewhere else.
Tierra Soul is located in the fun and hip Mississippi Avenue Historic District ~ a couple blocks from boutiques and coffee shops, restaurants and parks. We are a 5 minute drive, and 10 minute MAX ride from downtown and a 5 minute drive, or 30 min. walk, to the Alberta Arts District. We are 3 blocks from a MAX station and bus stop and also have bikes available for your pedaling pleasure!
Check out the TriMet trip planner to arrange your travels to and from the airport or other destination.
Large house surrounded by magical urban farm (sometimes we call it an un-farm), Founded by Mama and Papa Arias and their two little ones in Spring 2010. Since then Tierra Soul has evolved into community endeavor. We have had a host of interns and WWOOFers. Together we have tended dairy and fiber goats, ducks (including the famous Hettie Quackers) and chickens for eggs and meat, honey bees and an expanding perennial fruit, flower, herb and vegetable garden. Join us for a warm and fun time whether or not you have children. House has lots of communal space to enjoy with a front porch, out-door fire pit, and piano! We also have WIFI and a kitchen available for light guest use during non-quiet hours.
Tierra Soul Annex:
We have a new spot on Mississippi Ave. right around the corner from the original Tierra Soul Urban Farm & Guesthouse, and guess what? We have two new additions to our guest accommodations. The Mercantile: A turn of the century restored Storefont turned wonderful loft studio, AND The Corner Caravan, our sweet silver 1969 Barth Caravan all made up in the corner of the lot for those of you looking for something, um, a little different and hip. For booking or more Details click here:
THE MERCANTILE: Completely self-contained, bright and spacious. It has a comfy King bed as well as a Single mattress available if you need it. It has a full kitchen, bathroom and living room with gas fireplace and dining area. High ceilings and rustic warm wood floors. $150/night single or double occupancy, $20/extra person, child, or dog*
THE CORNER CARAVAN: Sleeps 3 comfortably (though technically 5 can fit) and has a complete kitchen, dinette, full and single beds and a rear bathroom. Firepit out front for your enjoyment and located right on a tucked away corner of Mississippi Ave. $100/night single or double occupancy, $20/extra person, child, or dog*
GYPSY BLUE: This room got it’s name from our very first guest – La Magdalena, a Flamenco Dancer. Complete with accordion and four poster bed and whimsical library. Queen room with shared bath, $75/night-Fall/Winter, $85/night-Spring/Summer. Sorry, no space for kids or dogs* in this room.
BLUEBIRD: Our other Queen room with shared bath is dedicated to the Literary Arts, featuring local zines and a small poetry/fiction library – and a cool birdcage., $75/night-Fall/Winter, $85-Spring/Summer. Sorry, no space for kids or dogs* in this room.
BARN DANCE: Full bed with single pull out futon, and shared bathroom. This room is slightly larger than the first two and features a Farm/self-sifficiency library and a cute red barn. $75/night-Fall/Winter, $85/night-Spring/Summer. $20/extra child or dog* /night.
THE LOFT: Self-contained second floor suite with private bath, kitchenette and balcony. $125/night-Fall/Winter, $125/night-Spring/Summer. $20/extra person child or dog*.
If you are traveling with a small child, let us know and we can set up the wooden crib for your little one. If you do come with children, please respect our quiet hours and supervise them at all times. Also, sick kids are welcome but running a guesthouse exposes us to more foreign colds than we can handle and still be good caretakers. We ask that you keep sick kiddos contained while in common areas especially with other children.
LATE CHECK-INS are fine just let us know.
Cleaning fee includes the 12.5% Oregon lodging tax.
A WORD ABOUT BREAKFAST:
Meals are not included (most of our guests are eager to have a taste of Portland's culinary richness so, we don't want you to feel like your missing out). Enjoy our complimentary coffee and tea bar! Once you book, ask about our Sunday Brunch availability!
QUIET HOURS: (9pm -7am) We have guests from all over the world crossing time zones, sleeping children and a deep respect for the rhythm of the sun. Our family does rise early for farm chores so don't be surprised if you hear us, and the animals, even earlier.
We look forward to welcoming you!
The Tierra Soul Clan
quiet-ish hours: 9pm - 7am
no chicken (or cat) eating dogs. smile.
human's only on furniture.
The caravan is a small space, but incredibly well-designed. It has everything you could need, with plenty of quirkiness to spare! The location can't be beat.
For a quirky, comfortable, convenient trip to Portland, you HAVE to stay in the corner caravan. Small but impeccably formed, it's hard to believe it dates from 1969. David and Krista were very helpful and friendly. Give it a whirl.
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The Arias Clan are farmers, artists, independent thinkers and dreamers. We are currently on sabbatical in Canada blowing glass, chasing wild horses and writing manifestos. Our Gnome helpers are happy to assist you while we are away and are only a phone call away!
We love cooking and gardening and run a small farm-school called Tierra Soul. We help global villagers who want to live more sustainable lives. We are also avid seekers and ceremony leaders.
We have other accommodations available, so if one is booked for your dates, contact us about our other options!