A magical hand-crafted home (email hidden) Portland location.
Welcome to the Rustic Modern Tiny House!
This house was designed and hand-built by us, your friendly AirBNB hosts. For years we’ve been daydreaming about “maybe building a house one day”. This year we finally made it happen - using our own two hands (DIY! The Portland way!) and with the help of some great friends (thanks, everyone!). We had a vision in mind, but a lot of the details came together as we built, based on what materials we had available to us.
As a stand-alone house, the Rustic Modern Tiny House has its own street entrance and private gated front yard. Downstairs is the kitchen, living room with fold-down sleeper and bathroom with tiny clawfoot tub. Upstairs is the loft bedroom with comfortable queen sized bed.
Sustainable design is important to us, and the house is constructed and furnished from an eclectic array of reclaimed materials - squirreled away over the years, and now creatively reused and repurposed. See photo captions for a detailed walkthrough of the house.
*A partial snapshot:*
+ The trim and shelves are reclaimed from an old shed that used to be on the property.
+ Teak hardwood flooring, cedar shake siding - salvaged from high-end construction jobs.
+ The wood-clad windows salvaged from a horse farm in the Oregon countryside.
+ The kitchenette stove/refrigerator sourced from the Hood River History Museum.
+ The leather rug, a rescue donated from the Falcon Arts Community.
We love our walk/bike friendly N. Williams Ave neighborhood - Sunset Magazine loves its “low-key urban vibe”, bustling with award-winning restaurants, bars, coffee shops, yoga and indie boutiques. Our street has even made an appearance or two on the TV show Portlandia.
The Tiny House is very close to all, yet nestled on a quiet tree-lined residential street - lots of easy parking!
+ A 5 minute bike ride to trendy Mississippi Avenue or 7 minute bike ride to Alberta Street. Even more shopping, restaurants, bars and coffee shops!
+ 15 minute bus ride to Rose Quarter Transit Center, a central transit hub to just about anywhere in Portland.
+ 7 minute drive/ 20 minutes via bus to downtown. Or 15 minutes via the Bike Highway one block away (a Portlander's preferred mode of transport).
+ Before you book please be aware this is a handmade house, and we’ve taken a deliberately Rustic Modern approach. As such, set your expectations closer to “hand-crafted” rather than “Hilton”.
+ As a Tiny House, proportions are scaled-down or modified. Stairs are comfortable to use, but steeper than standard stairs. The bathroom sink is recessed - easy to wash your hands, but harder to brush your teeth/ wash your face. The bathroom also features a small clawfoot tub with shower head, you’ll need to be able to step up into it.
+ The upstairs ceiling is steeply sloped - you’ll need to duck your head to enter and leave the loft. Once upstairs, the upstairs bedroom has enough headroom to comfortably stand and navigate if you are under 5'10" (if you're taller, you'll have to duck your head a bit more often).
+ This is our secondary residence and we are delighted to share it with you. Please read the house rules and be sure that you can honor them before booking.
+ As we are not on-site, we have a caretaker who will make sure our home is prepared for you.
We love this little slice of DIY Portland, and hope to be able to share it with you.
Jenny and Michael
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$585 /week|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
so sweet tiny place. You have everything you need. Owner is a great artist who designed all the details to create a lovely space.
Where to even begin! Michael and Jenny's tiny abode is hands down the best roof I have ever spent a vacation under. Not only is it beautifully crafted and designed, but it provides such a nice, homey experience for its guests. (Not to mention, it was perfectly roomy and not cramped at all -- my parter in crime is 6' 5 and vouches for this.) Michael and Jenny are also extremely kind and generous hosts; they checked in on us periodically throughout our stay and were very accommodating. Next time we are in PDX there will be no question about where to spend our trip. Thanks M & J! :)
What a great little spot in NE Portland! This is seriously the hottest place to be in PDX right now, and this little house is the best antidote for the usual hotel room. It's cozy, with lavish attention paid to the small details. Our hosts were great and attentive too! We will be back as soon as we can!
Great place with good access to restaurants, bars and shopping right around the corner. Very clean and cute as well. Would definitely stay here again.
Location is great, as is parking. Very close to many good stores and restaurants-the area felt very safe and house was private. Kitchen was well appointed. All the instructions from owners were clear and worked.
Heaters took a long time to heat up the space whenever we returned, which is the main drawback to staying there in the winter..
Tastefully appointed with wonderful attention to detail, this space is a great launchpad for adventures in Portland. We enjoyed our stay here and highly recommend it. Thanks Michael & Jenny!
It is a perfect place for a couple. The location is great and we didn't run into any troubles during our stay.
I had such a lovely stay here! It was exactly as described - cozy, full of character and completely charming. Michael made a point to check in on me and make sure everything was going smoothly. And it's also just a short walk to countless places to get a drink or enjoy a meal. (I did not have a car and it was not an issue.) I stayed for a week and even though I was working during this time, Michael and Jenny's little house helped me to feel like I was on a partial retreat. I would easily stay here again.
Fabulous stay! Weather was very cold. In the morning when we woke there was snow in the garden. Michael was in touch often to made sure we were warm enough and had everything we needed. The two electric space heaters did a good job of keeping the house toasty... it is well insulated and quiet.
Something we were especially grateful for was the fenced-in front yard which offered privacy from the street. Also, we prefer to cook for ourselves, so between having a New Seasons Market in the neighborhood and a kitchen to cook it all, we felt very at home.
You can tell they put a lot of love into building/finishing and decorating the space. It has an easy, fun vibe. It may be a tiny house, but it doesn't feel small or cramped.
We would certainly stay here again!
This is the place to stay in Portland! My wife and I had such a good time!