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Pacifica Tiny Home at the Tiny House Hotel

This is the Pacifica tiny home on wheels at the Tiny House Hotel in Portland, Oregon.

Outside, you’ll notice it’s curvy whimsical roofline which gives this tiny lots of character.

Inside, you’ll find a living area, kitchen, bathroom, daybed, and an upstairs sleeping loft.

This tiny was designed and built by Zyl Vardos. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

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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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  • Brian June 18, 2016, 3:43 pm

    Zyl Vardo is truly the Rolls Royce of Tiny Homes, with a touch of whimsical. Awesomeness!

    • Annette July 1, 2016, 12:48 pm

      You said it! This builder is an artist & truly thinking outside the box.

    • kristina nadreau July 26, 2016, 12:31 pm

      Well said……….. Abel is a genius!

  • Swabbie Robbie June 18, 2016, 3:52 pm

    What a fun place to come home to. Like living in a work of art. Too small for me as is, but as a concept to add onto (design around) = Wow!

  • Brian June 18, 2016, 3:56 pm

    I don’t know why, but I foresee the Tiny House movement getting hijacked by corporations, who will possible lobby to get ordinances that will only allow certain standards in tiny homes, and the building thereof. When you start to see bodies of building standards oversight orgs being assembled, it’s the beginning of the hijack. I was talking with a modular home manufacturer about this same thing, and corporate home building manufacturers are kinda burnt over the entire Tiny House movement, and this particular manufacturer conveyed Their idea of the tiny house movement, and it was painted in a very “regulated to benefit them” more so. Just throwing that out there.

    • Rev June 18, 2016, 8:41 pm

      Avoid all those bureaucracy issues by building as an RV. A home on a trailer exists beyond the bureaucrats! (At least, until they sharpen their Number Two to scribble up some new code or regulation. Remember, only congress-critters can make law…)

    • Swabbie Robbie June 19, 2016, 9:43 am

      The price of popularity. I see plenty of companies commercially building them now. But, there are many folks who build tiny houses themselves because of: 1. Necessity (can’t afford to have it built and need low cost housing). 2. love of doing it for themselves. 3. philosophical position on issues from saving the environment, living small and sustainability, and self reliance. 4. Feelings of being over taxed, over commercialized and costs of living (infrastructure and utilities) being too burdensome and turning our lives into wage slavery. For such people the zoning laws and industry standard laws will always be a moving target to work around.
      Don’t let the bastards grind you down! Choose Liberty!

  • Gabriella June 18, 2016, 4:10 pm

    WOW !! Is Super, unique in the color well researched material forms alright calibrated. When a dream vision, becomes “Pure Art”.

  • Vicky June 18, 2016, 4:52 pm

    There is no way this is actually being lived in….

    • Alex June 20, 2016, 1:07 pm

      People stay in it all the time but nobody lives in it full time. It’s part of a Tiny House Hotel in Portland, Oregon (link in the article)

  • Nancy June 18, 2016, 7:46 pm

    Finally, a handicap accessible tiny home! It’s the first one I’ve seen. Where did you find the wheelchair ramps? They look metal and like they might fold up for portability. Thanks!

  • Gigi June 18, 2016, 9:07 pm

    The tiny house “movement” is big enough to include everyone/anyone who wants to be part of it. So why waste energy bemoaning the hijacking of the idea? Just take what you want from all the examples and use those ideas to come up with your own original. Don’t worry about what somebody else will do.
    With that said, I knew the minute I saw the exterior of this tiny house that it had to be one of Abel Zyl’s creations. His designs always amaze me with their whimsy, creativity, and craftsmanship.

  • Marsha Cowan June 18, 2016, 9:12 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the flowing curves and the beautiful countertop. Just fabulous!

  • Danielle DiLisio June 18, 2016, 10:31 pm

    I absolutely love Zyl’s designs. He is a true artist and his homes are so unique. He is my go to designer when I’m ready to go tiny.

  • sc June 19, 2016, 12:33 pm

    This is great. There were some jerks who said they would complain to the authorities this Tiny house hotel didn’t have wheelchair accessibility. Now they have a unit! This must be the first truly tiny house I have see that is wheelchair friendly. It’s my understanding that the builders of the houses keep ownership and just park their houses there. I guess they split the profits. Its great advertising for the builders too. its a win win win.
    The house is absolutely gorgeous! That being said, I think the walls should have been painted white/or some light color. it would make the ceiling, door, floor, counter, trim and stain glass windows really pop.
    The white would have been a beautiful contrast against the dark greens, intense blues and the wood patterns on the door and ceiling, but those brown walls are drabbing everything out. The paintings on the walls are horrible, but they would look better against white or light color walls.
    The heavy looking dark green curtains also adds to the drabness.
    There are also not quite enough windows to make the house bright during the daytime and a lot of the windows are small. so white walls would help brighten the place.

  • Nanny M June 19, 2016, 8:13 pm

    It would be living in beautiful art. I like the wood-colored walls. Some people need more light and “pop” than others. I appreciate the soft quiet nature of this.

  • Abel Zyl June 22, 2016, 1:01 am

    Thanks Alex!

  • Jane on Whidbey July 3, 2016, 12:44 pm

    Abel, I get more excited over every house you build, although the Little Bird is still my favorite. This is lovely, too. I designed my house for wheelchair access, because I know the time is coming. I’m just more than a little sorry that I didn’t go to you to build my home. Looks like the next best thing is for me to visit Portland again. I’ve stayed at Caravan twice, already. I hope lots of folks get to experience staying in a tiny before buying and/or designing one. Congratulations at finding your true metier.

  • jm July 19, 2016, 5:30 pm

    For all the anti-government extremists and anarchists who think all laws are bad…There is a reason, sometimes many, that these laws come to exist. Handicap people have many varieties of disabilities. These can hinder them in not only their daily lives–but endanger them in emergencies such as fires, etc. If laws did not address their concerns–you can be sure, as history has shown–that the “corporations” simply would not spend a dime addressing their concerns. I count my blessings everyday. It is why they have my wholehearted support.

    • Rev September 20, 2016, 2:53 pm

      jm,
      You did it. Congratulations.
      Karl Marx is smiling in his tomb.
      Lenin is so proud.
      Comrade Glorious Leader Yakov Stalin is looking up from Hades with fresh hope in the black pit where his heart should be.

      The progressive liberal Marxist fascist social justice warriors are chomping at the bit for more laws, codes, regulations, opinions. Diversity is talked-up… unless I disagree with their goals, then it’s off to the Re-Education Camp. Or off with my head. Is everybody ready for their form of Sharia ‘law’? It’s coming faster than you realize.

      And yet, I feel no more secure knowing you traded my liberty for your illusion of security.

      s,
      Delighted Extremist!

      • AmyCat =^.^= November 25, 2016, 11:15 pm

        You DO realize you’re conflating about four competing ideologies here? Also, anyone using “Social Justice Warrior” as an insult is indicative of a troll who’s getting his ideas as sound-bites from alt-right websites and talk-radio yammerheads. Go troll somewhere else.

        • Jane on Whidbey November 29, 2016, 5:23 pm

          Don ‘t feed the troll.

  • Sarah July 20, 2016, 1:44 am

    My favorite designer by far! Not afraid to be creative and use color. Outstanding kitchen, love the countertops and sink! A!!!!

  • Cyndi Raper July 20, 2016, 7:13 am

    Those stairs are to die for!!

  • Sparrow July 22, 2016, 9:00 am

    I absolutely love Zyl Vardo houses. I could TOTALLY live in this full-time. My only changes would be white paint in the interior and a railing for the stairs (and some stair railings can be whimsical too, and add to the ambience). Love Zyl Vardos so much!

  • Sandra August 10, 2016, 4:23 am

    I am in augh of your roof lines.

  • Sparrow August 10, 2016, 1:23 pm

    This is an adorable tiny house, and I can definitely see staying there, or even living there. But $165 a night???? I can book a hotel room at Disney World for less! And what’s there to do in Portland?

    Too bad. I’d really like to stay in this house to see what tiny living is like, but not at THAT price!

    • Michelle September 19, 2016, 10:01 pm

      My brother lives in Portland, so I visit often. That’s definitely a competitive rate for a decent hotel in downtown Portland, and there is lots to do there. Fantastic restaurants and microbreweries, cool shopping, not far from the gorgeous coast, etc. Mind you, the thought of Disney World makes me shudder, so perhaps my idea of a good time differs from yours!

  • Arthur August 18, 2016, 6:58 pm

    I am in the beginning of my first build (a cedar cabin) (mini-tiny) 12’x7′ and I have a single axle; so I was impressed to see such a large build on a seemingly single axle, because I am concerned about weight.
    Am I seeing this correctly? Thanks for the great pics!

  • Tammie Miller August 30, 2016, 7:24 pm

    I love love love this tiny house! It’s perfect! I don’t need anymore space than this. The person who built this is so creative!

  • Sarah September 8, 2016, 2:47 pm

    I don’t think there is any better designer with wood and glass. The front door and the different types of wood used are absolutely beautiful. I’ll take 3 of these, one for my crafts, one for my teaching stuff and one to live in!! :) :) :) :) :)

  • Gabriella September 19, 2016, 4:44 pm

    Large complex and sophisticated work. Those seeking art, art expresses.

    • Large Marge September 20, 2016, 2:59 pm

      Gabby,
      Again, your words dance! As light as clouds, as sweet as requited love.

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