The Rustic Modern Tiny House

House - Entire home/apt · Northeast Cleveland Avenue, Portland, OR 97212, United States
Michael And Jenny

A magical hand-crafted home in a vibrant walkable NE Portland location.

Your host, Michael And Jenny
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A magical hand-crafted home in a vibrant walkable NE Portland location.

The Space

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”. Then 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.

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.

Guest Access

This is your own stand-alone unit. You have your own dedicated street entrance into a private fenced front yard, and of course, the Tiny House is all yours!

Interaction with Guests

We are easily on-hand via phone, text or email, and love to give neighborhood recommendations! As we are not on-site, our caretaker will make sure our home is prepared for you.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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).

Other Things to Note

+ 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.

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
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $585 /week
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We loved our stay at the Tiny House! The attention to detail can be seen all over the house. Combined with the great neighborhood we can't wait for our next trip!

    July 2014
  • Jenny and Michael are the perfect hosts! They were always answering back immediately and give you really nice recommendations where to go in their neighborhood! The Tiny Beauty was perfect for two and it had everything you wished for. We would always stay there again!

    June 2014
  • We loved our time at the Tiny House for the first half of our honeymoon. It was located in an amazing neighborhood. My husband and I both agreed we could have stayed in the neighborhood the entire 4 days because there was so much to do! Michael let us borrow his bikes and we had a great time exploring. The house was clean and cozy and the bed was so comfortable!

    June 2014
  • We enjoyed our time in the Rustic Modern Tiny House. It's in a pretty, quiet neighborhood within an easy walk to restaurants and a great grocery store. It was fun staying in such a tiny and efficient house! The stairs are steeper than I expected, so I let my son take the loft and I slept on the sofa bed in the living room. Both beds were very comfortable. Guests may want to bring slippers for indoor wear, so you can keep your feet warm while respecting the "no shoes" policy.

    June 2014
  • What a treat! The Tiny House was the perfect place for us to launch our exploration of Portland, and we found it cozy and comfortable in so many ways. The hosts, Michael and Jenny, are very attentive/responsive and have really paid attention to the details when crafting this place. We are already planning our next trip out to the area, so we can stay in this cozy little gem again.

    June 2014
  • We loved the Tiny house. It was very neat and clean and had everything you needed to enjoy your stay. The location cannot be beat. We really enjoyed taking the bikes every morning to get breakfast and exploring the neighborhood. It is also very close to public transport which we used frequently. While the hosts were out of town, they were quick to answer questions and checked in on us during our stay. This was our first time in Portland and we had a great time. Part of what made the experience so unique and enjoyable was staying at the tiny house.

    June 2014
  • I stayed in the Tiny House for 3 nights, was a great spot to stay and well located for doing things in the Mississippi area of Portland. The Alberta district was an easy bike ride away as well.

    May 2014
  • The Tiny House is such a unique place to stay - we had a great time here. It's beautifully crafted, has a wonderful rustic feel and is in a good location for food trucks, bars and restaurants. Michael and Jenny always responded quickly to our emails and provided us with some great recommendations for places to go. The little courtyard was ideal for enjoying a glass of wine on a sunny day too. In short, the Tiny House may be small but it's perfectly formed!

    May 2014
  • We had an incredible and wonderful stay at the Tiny House. Michael and Jenny were very quick to respond, kind, and their tiny house is the ideal place to visit for a stay while in Portland.

    May 2014
  • The tiny house was great! It was in a fun neighborhood with lots of shops and restaurants around. We really enjoyed our stay.

    April 2014
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Hello! We are a couple with ties in both Portland Oregon and Los Angeles and travel frequently between the two. We love to create things. Michael is a professional musician and makes music. Jenny is in the tech startup industry and builds companies. We joined forces over the Winter 2012 and built a Tiny House in Portland Oregon - listed here on AirBNB. Cheers, Michael and Jenny
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