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Redwoods Tiny House by the Pond: And, Omg, You Can Vacation Here!

I’m so glad to add Pepper Clark’s tiny house in the Redwoods to our tiny house vacations section.

It’s always been my belief that before you even start designing and building your own tiny home, you’d be wise to take your next vacation in one first.

This way you can actually determine if you (and yours) actually feel like it’s doable or not long term.

Because the fact is, tiny living isn’t for everybody!

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Luckily, you can always go ‘small‘ instead of tiny.

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Simplicity is key. And simple doesn’t always have to be tiny.

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Less is more. But not when it’s less than you require for happiness.

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And if you love the person(s) you live with, sometimes you gotta make sacrifices for them.

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So just be happy!

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Okay. So there’s my 2 cents for the day… Enjoy the rest of this virtual tiny house tour:

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And if you wanna book your next vacation in it, click here.

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Sleeping Loft

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Living Area / Reading Nook

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Bathroom

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Fire Pit by the Pond

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That’s a Tumbleweed Linden tiny house across the pond.

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Outdoor Shower

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This tiny house isn’t really full time living ready because it doesn’t have a kitchen or a shower like many others do.

If you’re still interested in vacationing in it, though, you can check availability and book right here.

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Alex

Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • jerryd January 3, 2014, 8:37 pm

    My way to tell is ask them if they can live in a motel room. It’s something almost everyone has experience with and let them think about.

    Ask them what they need other than it and a small kitchen. That should give them an answer.

    • Garth January 15, 2014, 1:18 am

      I think about that every time I’m in a motel room, but there are major differences. I’d install my own shelving and exchange the motel room’s furniture. The tiny house will have a cathedral ceiling, a beautiful wood interior, a loft with a railing, windows where in a motel it would just go to the neighboring rooms, etc.. Most motel rooms have windows only on the front, plus maybe a small bathroom window on the back. They usually have a king or queen-size bed (which is much bigger than I and my wife want), taking up a lot of floor space in the main room’s floor. It seems that motel rooms are generally made like a small part of a big house. They make very poor use of space. It’s kind of like when the U.S. started trying to make small cars (after decades of knowing only big ones), and the new small ones made terrible use of space compared to the small cars of other countries that had experience because their people had less money, their roads were tighter, and the price of gas was several times as high.

      It would be great to spend at least a day and a night in several different tiny houses, but I still don’t know if it would give a valid evaluation if we can’t really move in. It’ll be a while before we’re ready for it though, so I have time to keep looking at the possibilities on Tiny House Talk and others.

  • Cahow January 29, 2014, 1:33 pm

    Hi, Alex! This statement of yours needs to be on a t-shirt: “Less is more. But not when it’s less than you require for happiness.” <very wise and sage advice with a touch of humour! Applause, Applause!

    I looked long and hard at these photos and just can't think of WHAT type of person would stay here. WHO doesn't eat?!? Or does this type of dwelling attract the water bottle/granola bar sect?

    The Positive:
    1) Colourful and bright.
    2) Nicely decorated.
    3) IN-HOUSE loo!!!!

    The Not-So-Positive:
    1) Chair with NO ARMS? Hassock larger than the chair?
    2) No means of even making a PBJ sammie?
    3) Desk?????? On holiday?

    How I'd change it:
    1) Get rid of the undersized and wickedly uncomfortable Waiting Room chair and hassock. Tuck a wee kitchen in the area, sharing the Wet Wall. Heck even "By The Hour" motels in Chicago have a mini frig and microwave! Bottled water and a hot plate or microwave at least allow you to make a pan of soup and sammie. Deepen the windows to the level of the counter so you can enjoy the scenery while indoors or if bad weather is outdoors.
    2) Ditch the desk and chair and have a built-in placed in this area, with windows that reach down to the cushions. This can serve many purposes: a cat nap, a sofa, underneath there could be pull-out storage, and if there was a laptop board, you could THEN haul out your laptop and blog to your heart's content.
    3) Hang two folding chairs and a folding table so you'd have someplace to eat, other than your lap.

    Nice local but not thought out very well. 🙁

  • Cahow January 29, 2014, 1:38 pm

    I found this on their website; what a hoot!

    “Legalese: You will be given access to the Tiny House with the understanding that you are staying in a tiny house at your own risk. You are responsible for any damages or injuries incurred.

    By making a reservation at the Tiny House, you acknowledge that tiny houses are atypical structures and may present hazardous conditions and/or risks including, but not limited to:
    * No/minimal Cell Phone Service at site (it’s in the woods!) – AT&T phones may sometimes work but please don’t rely on them. We have a land-line in the house for emergencies and local calls however!
    * Steep, narrow ladder and open ledges/lofts without railings and barriers.
    * Uneven steps and narrow doorways (doorway is 30” wide)
    * Ceiling clearance downstairs is 6’6” – loft ceiling clearance is 3′ 3” at the peak.
    * There are no lifeguards at any time by the pond.
    * Mosquitoes, ticks, and poison oak are present on the property.”

  • 2BarA June 26, 2014, 1:54 pm

    I would not pay to stay in a place with no comfortable place to sit, no place to make tea and a light meal and no ensuite shower. The tiny movement has been telling people that going tiny doesn’t mean going without.

  • david June 26, 2014, 6:51 pm

    Well I think she’s a little beauty. All I’d need then, would be a Mini Cooper parked outside.

  • david June 26, 2014, 7:00 pm

    Every possession is just another stick to beat yourself with: Johnny Cash

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