Located in the heart of the vibrant Alberta Arts District in Portland, Caravan is a one-of-a-kind hotel that offers comfortable accommodations in custom-made caravans. Built by local builders, these charming houses on wheels are designed and decorated with artistic and creative elements and multi-functional, space-efficient furnishings. Caravan is located just a short walk away from some of Portland's favorite restaurants, café, and bars, as well as art galleries, locally owned shops, tattoo parlors and more.
Caravan features six custom-built ‘houses-on-wheels’ which are set in a circle around a central gathering space on an urban lot. Built for comfort, trailers range in size from 120 to 170 square feet and feature kitchens with microwaves, stove-top burners, and refrigerators, sitting areas with sofas, comfortable bathrooms with hot showers and flushing toilets, and electric heating. There are also fully equipped teardrop trailers for rent.
The tiny houses are decorated with locally made art and stocked with an array of amenities, including Italian coffee makers and organic coffee, kitchen supplies, high-quality bedding and linens and plush handmade quilts. Guests will also enjoy a range of Fair Trade products in each caravan, such as organic shampoo and soap, graham crackers, vegan marshmallows, and Fair Trade dark and milk chocolate.
Modeled after a train caboose, The Caboose is a 134 square feet in size and features a cobble-wood floor, custom built benches, a fold out dining table, and copper shelving. Built with the finest craftsmanship, The Caboose boasts an array of unique and artistic features, including a bright and airy sleeping loft on the second floor of the caravan with a queen-size bed in deluxe linens, and distinct Mason jar lighting. The lower level of the trailer houses semi-enclosed twin bunk beds adorned with custom-made quilts and a private bathroom with a hot shower and flushing toilet.
Named after the house that was featured on the TV show The Librarians, The Amazing Mysterium is a 120 square foot custom-built caravan designed to model a traditional Vardo gypsy? wagon, and features featuring custom-made stained glass windows and other unique features. The Mysterium can accommodate up to four guests with two queen-size beds and a convertible sofa in the living area, a private bathroom with a toilet, sink, and shower, and a fully equipped kitchen with a beautiful kitchen counter. The Amazing Mysterium features local artworks, handmade quilts, and plenty of eco-friendly products.
The Tandem is a spacious and beautiful 160 square foot caravan with a homey, comfortable vibe. Named for the bike culture of Portland, The Tandem is adorned with metal bicycle sprockets and has double sleeping areas with a queen-size bed and a trundle bed by day that converts into a king-size bed by night. A private bathroom has a flush toilet, and a hot shower and a spacious living area feature a kitchen and ample seating for up to four guests.
Built almost entirely from salvaged materials by Eric Bohne, Skyline is one-of-a-kind tiny house with charm and character. Featuring reused metal and wood, the caravan offers 142 square feet of space and boasts beautiful stained glass, a unique triangular toilet, and metal handrails. Skyline can accommodate up to four guests with a queen-size bed on the ground floor and a cozy queen sleeper couch on the second floor. A private bathroom has a flush toilet, and a hot shower and a spacious living area feature a kitchen and ample seating.
Built by an Australian and appropriately named, Kangablue is a traditionally designed tiny house with more than 170 square feet of space for up to three guests. The ground level features a spacious living area with a bamboo kitchen table and chairs, a comfy reading chair, and a single bed, while the upper level has a memory foam queen bed that is accessed by a ladder. Like all of Caravan’s tiny houses, Kangablue has a private bathroom with a hot shower, flushing toilet, running water, and electric heat.
Designed to be universally accessible for wheelchairs, Pacifica is built on a single axle trailer and boasts a spacious interior with custom-made stained glass windows, a Talavera tile sink and countertop, and nautically inspired architectural characteristics as a nod to the Pacific Ocean. The ground floor has a queen-size bed and accessible bathroom with a roll-in shower, and an upstairs loft has a queen bed accessed by a beautiful staircase.
Caravan’s central gathering space includes a barbecue and fire pit, plenty of Adirondack chairs for relaxing, and ping-pong table (upon request). Bikes can also be rented from two local companies near Caravan.
Weddings & Events
A variety of events is catered for at Caravan, ranging from family reunions and birthday parties to weddings, rehearsal dinner, baby showers and weekend workshops. Functions are held in the courtyard, which features locally made, recycled art, a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs, a sunshade adorned with twinkly lights and ample seating for up to 90 guests. A Ping-Pong table and a sound system are available on request.
5015 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, 9721, Phone: 503-288-5225