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Video Tour of America’s 1st Tiny House Hotel & Interview w/ Owners

I know we’ve been posting a lot about the Tiny House Hotel lately.

But Faircompanies has released interviews and video tours of the tiny houses on the property.

I’m so inspired how someone found a way to turn what used to be a repossessed car lot into a Tiny House Hotel called The Caravan.

From Repossessed Car Lot to a Tiny House Hotel


I encourage you to watch the video below to hear how it was done! Including how zoning was passed and how the tiny homes on wheels got there.


Designated as a Recreation Park as a lot. So it’s NOT an RV park.

The tiny homes themselves are designated as traveler’s accommodations. So the hotel is on an urban campground. The owner/operator explains more in the video below.

3 Tiny Houses to Stay In

The owner has leased three unique tiny homes that have been built on trailers from different owners. I showcase all three of them in this post. But they do a great job of giving you a video tour in the video below so I definitely encourage you to watch it below.

Video: How the Caravan Tiny House Hotel was Born

Learn how to book your stay at the Tiny House Hotel here.

Read the original story here.

I’m looking forward to booking a stay there soon and experience it for myself. The hotel, the tiny houses (especially the Miter Box), and Portland. What was your favorite part of the video?

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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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  • alice h
    September 4, 2013, 11:32 am

    Very encouraging! The more precedents that are set the better. This is often how big changes come about, one small step at a time. Congratulations to all involved in finding a way forward.

  • Cahow
    September 5, 2013, 1:12 pm

    Well, that was 11 minutes and 46 seconds of my life that was worth using up to view this extremely well-made video. Applause, applause, Ladies! You’ve Dreamt the Dream and Achieved It through hard work and perseverance!

    Before marriage, I lived with my Grandparent’s during Uni in Portland; they had sold the dairy farm and “retired” to growing fruit trees. SMH! Also stayed in Medford; amazing state but far too WET for my Prairie tastes. I need blue sky and sunshine, not fog and clouds and drizzle.

    I snickered at this innocent comment, “This is our LARGEST UNIT and the most popular but we don’t.know.why?” Uh, could it be because it’s the LARGEST unit???? ~continue snickering~

    Fascinating topic, listening to her and about the different code variances they had to go through to achieve this dream. That area is very Hipster/Hippie-Dippie; you’d need another city like Portland to try this out. Chicago would be a No-Go but I can easily see Madison, Wisconsin, another hot-bed of youthful ideas, entertaining a Tiny House Motel.

    Alex, I can easily see your complete and utter fascination with this ground-breaking concept. Sure hope you get to stay in The Pearl, soon!

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