Spring, 2015 Updates


Announcing the Second Annual Build Small, Live Large: Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour-  Friday, May 29th- Sunday, May 31st


Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel, with support from the City of Portland- Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Metro, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and Earth Advantage, is hosting Portland’s 2nd city-wide tour of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) from May 29th-31st. ADUs are secondary housing units on single-family lots. After last year’s sold out one-day event where 850 attendees toured 12 ADUs, this year’s event will be double the size with a two-day tour that includes 25 ADUs across Portland.

Build Small, Live Large: Portland’s Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour, offers attendees the extremely rare chance to see the interiors of 25 finished ADUs in a variety of locations across the eastside of Portland. The self-guided tour gives attendees access to the homeowners, builders and designers of the ADUs, and to printed and online comprehensive, educational information about the building process for each ADU.  Additional materials and registration can be found at: http://accessorydwellings.org/adu_tour/

On Friday evening, May 29th, there will also be a 3-hour ADU Workshop called “Getting Started with Permitting, Financing, and Design”- presented by Kol Peterson and held at the Alberta Abbey. Saturday, attendees will tour 12 ADUs throughout NE Portland. Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel, the first tiny house hotel in the United States, will open the doors to its six tiny houses on wheels to tour attendees for the entire weekend. Saturday evening, there will be a party at Caravan, featuring live music from Alexa Wiley and the Wilderness, as well as s’mores and local beer. On Sunday, attendees can tour 13 ADUs in SE Portland.

Tickets are limited and they’re selling fast. Learn more and register at http://accessorydwellings.org/adu_tour/

Tiny House Tours

On selected Sundays we open our gate to the public for our Tiny House Tours. Usually between 60-100 people from across the city, county and country to attend and learn about the tiny house movement, Caravan, building techniques and legal aspects of tiny house living. Upcoming April tours are scheduled for April 12th and 26th. Tell your friends and register here.

Caravan Campfires- Songs & S’mores

Selected Wednesdays at Caravan from May- September

May 6th, 7-10pm- The Robin Jackson Band

Join us as we gather around the bonfire on Wednesday evenings to listen to incredible local music, make new friends, and introduce Caravan guests from around the world to our creative and inspiring Portland community. Each week we’ll feature local musicians from different genres- some weeks we’ll have solo acoustic acts and others we’ll feature full bands. Our aim is to highlight both well-known Portland musicians and to introduce exciting new talents to attendees.

We’ll provide fantastic local music by creative and talented Portland-based musicians, an amazing atmosphere at the first tiny house hotel in the world and all-you-can-eat s’mores:) Attendees can BYOB and BYOBBQ (*please bring your own reusable cup & plate.)

Gate opens at 7pm / Music from 8-9:30pm / Event ends at 10pm



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