"My time spent in The Caboose is without a doubt one of the most pleasant and memorable hotel stays I have ever had! The tiny house is beautiful, cozy and fantastically located. Thank you so much for your hospitality!"
--Angira, Berkeley, CA
The Caboose joined Caravan in the winter of 2013, and it is a beauty. Modeled after a train caboose, the interior pops with detail from the custom built benches, cabinets, ladder, and fold out dining table, to the cobble-wood floor, curved roof elements and copper shelving. Built with the finest craftsmanship, the builder included his signature artistic elements such as the Mason jar lighting and copper piping. Within its 134 sq. ft., The Caboose holds an impressive amount of richly designed, unique and artistic features. It features a “cupola” loft- a second story, bright and roomy sleeping loft with a queen bed, big windows and lots of fluffy pillows. Beneath the sleeping loft are twin bunk beds adorned with custom-made quilts. The Caboose comfortably sleeps up to 4 guests, making it a great option for families.
Like all of Caravan’s tiny houses, The Caboose has hot running water, electric heat, a kitchen, flush toilet and a hot shower. The Caboose can sleep up to four people, and is a particularly great option for families. Children will have fun sleeping in the semi-enclosed bunk beds and parents will love the luxurious sleeping loft in the cupola loft.
The Caboose was designed specifically for Caravan as an ideal space for groups of four. It was designed and built by Hal McClendon in 2013 in the driveway of his Salem, Oregon home, in collaboration with Caravan’s owners. Recently retired, The Caboose is Hal’s third tiny house. Working on it full time six days a week, he managed to build it in three months.
GUEST REVIEWS FOR THE CABOOSE:
The Caboose is a masterpiece of epic proportions. The craftsmanship is a mixture of pure beauty with strong bones. The decor is DIVINE! Honestly, it could not have been better. Thank you.
--Bobby, Kelly, Flynn & Kemper, Carmel, CA
We had the best Portland experience ever at The Caboose! All of the highly considerate and personal features e.g. tea selection, kitchen utensils, sound machine and super soft sheets were greatly appreciated! Furthermore, the condition was immaculate. The ladies responsible for upkeep and hospitality here deserve all the praise possible. We would stay here again in an instant. Thank you Tiny Hotel!
Haley, Dawna & Tyler, Dallas, TX
My boyfriend has been fairly obsessed with the idea of a tiny house for some time now, so he was thrilled when he realized he could try out tiny living right here in Portland! From the moment we entered The Caboose he couldn’t stop laughing and smiling-- it was everything he’d imagined and more. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this tiny house and hope that it will not be our last!
-- Amber & James, Portland, OR
Looked forward to our stay here and our expectations were more than met. Loving all the little details-- the dishware, furniture, shower curtain, little owl salt + pepper shakers! Very well built tiny home, great use of space and feeling so comfortable. Our stay is definitely making us consider building our own tiny house. Thank you so much for such a lovely and unique lodging experience. This is definitely the highlight of our honeymoon.
--Heather & Ryan Wheaton, Arcata, CA
Absolutely incredible experience. We had a great nights sleep. The “master” bedroom was really spacious. We were sold on tiny houses before, now we can’t wait to have one of our own.
--Chuck & Kristen