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Two Small Cabins and a Yurt Nestled in the Woods

Looking for a few small homes nestled together so you can live in community with a few friends? Or a home that feels far away from it all, but can still offer rental income? Then you’ve got to look at Deep Creek, a beautiful property with a small cabin, separate guest house, and a yurt on five private acres.

This mature, forested site is in Sandy, Oregon, about 45 minutes east of Portland. It’s architect owner purchased the site when it just had one original, 1980’s era cabin. Measuring 736 square feet with two bedrooms, this picturesque cabin already made the property pretty dreamy.

Two Small Cabins and a Yurt Nestled in the Woods

Cabin Deck

Cabin Deck

Cabin Kitchen

Cabin Bathroom

Cabin Small Bedroom

Cabin Kitchen

Cabin Living Room

Cabin Living Room

Cabin Living and Kitchen

Cabin Loft Bedroom

But with a great vision of what the property could really be (see the map below for the big idea), the owner added a separate guest studio. The studio is actually larger than the cabin – 764 square feet – but only one bedroom. Designed as a modern take on the cabin aesthetic, this building is bright and updated but with warm natural beams and stained glass details.

Deep Creek Property Map

Deep Creek Guest House Exterior

Guest Studio Bedroom

Guest Studio Dining

Guest Studio Kitchen

Guest Studio Living Room

And don’t forget the yurt! This Pacific Yurt full-sized tent kit is built on a concrete foundation and includes an area for a composting toilet and shower. The interior also has a striking cob wall that offers storage and creates a bed platform separate from the main living area.

Deep Creek Yurt Interior

Deep Creek Yurt with cob wall

Deep Creek Yurt Exterior

Honestly, there’s still more to this unique property: a fenced chicken coop, partially-finished treehouse, huge deck, outdoor seating made with hunks of burl wood… You’ve got to visit the Deep Creek Property website and see it all. There are even video walk-throughs of the whole property!

Deep Crek presents a number of different possible ways to use it to make your house serve your life – a central theme of my Life in a Tiny House Ebook, when I interviewed the residents of tiny homes on wheels and on foundations. Whether you want to live in a community of separate small spaces with friends, or buy a simple country house for yourself and rent out the additional spaces on Airbnb.com, this is a singular opportunity to live among nature and art at the same time. Even if you’re not in the market, it’s an inspirational, creative take on home.

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Billy Ulmer
Billy Ulmer is the author of the Life in a Tiny House Ebook, a collection of photos and in-depth interviews with people who designed and built their own tiny homes. He writes about how home shapes our lives at UnlikelyLives.com.

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  • Avatar Gigi June 7, 2016, 6:25 pm

    What a spectacular property! I see it as an extended family getaway. With a few adjustments to suit my taste, it would be perfect.

  • Avatar Porcsha June 8, 2016, 6:33 pm

    I’m not entirely sure what this is. Is this a compound/property hoping for people to move in or bring their THOWs or vacation rentals or whatever?

    I could see this being a property for a whole family. A place for my siblings, kids and our parents, all within walking distance.

    • Avatar Anthonie June 8, 2016, 9:06 pm

      Price: $379,000 and it’s all yours. Check out the website for bigger pics. That is really a great price for what you get. Grab four good friends and it’s under 80k each:)

  • Avatar ROSEE November 7, 2016, 7:44 pm

    Ooooh yes, yes, yes! Love this TH set up, blends so well with the great outdoors. Just BEAUTIFUL!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie November 8, 2016, 1:22 pm

      Totally agree 🙂 — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Patty November 8, 2016, 8:59 pm

    Very well done, beautiful property! I love it!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie November 9, 2016, 6:34 am

      Me too! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar ZACHARY E. MOHRMANN November 9, 2016, 10:23 am

    Now again don’t misunderstand me, I love everything about this group of tiny houses, and I especially love the yurt with it’s different loft type structure, with what looks to be adobe or some kind of mud..! But what in the blue blazes does this have to do with tiny house living, it is a resort or an estate of whimsy, which I am more than sure is way out of reach in cost for most folks to own because of the extent of structures and property size… How can any one relate to owning all this when they are trying to down size or get out from under the cost of a large mortgage…? I mean yea sure they are great examples of tiny house living separately, but when shown all together like this it should be shown to a city planner to show how pocket communities like this can co exist…! I’m sorry I just hate excess , more than any thing….!

    • Natalie C. McKee Natalie November 10, 2016, 10:07 am

      It could be a great option for a little group of friends — and yes, an example of a wonderful pocket community 🙂 It’s all about inspiration! — Tiny House Talk Team

  • Avatar Theresa Perdue January 1, 2018, 8:27 am

    I can’t believe that price! If I had a smaller family I would be rounding them up and heading in to buy it. beautiful property and beautiful buildings.

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