"I don’t want to leave this tiny house. :( The Tandem has been my home for the past two nights and I have never felt so comfortable. My stay at The Caravan Hotel has been wonderful and such a great welcome to Portland after my move from Houston, TX. Thank you Deb and the wonderful friendly staff! I plan to return again."
The Tandem is a spacious and beautiful 160 sq. ft. tiny house with a homey, comfortable vibe. Adorned with metal bicycle sprockets, The Tandem was named for the bike culture of Portland and for its double sleeping areas. One queen bed rests in a loft above the kitchen, accessed by a ladder. A trundle bed on the ground floor serves as a comfy seating area during the day and can be transformed to a king-size bed at night. The Tandem sleeps up to 4 people and includes plenty of room for hanging out, reading, sipping tea or playing cards. Like all of Caravan’s tiny houses, The Tandem has running water, electric heat, a kitchen, flush toilet and a hot shower.
**House trained, friendly dogs are allowed in The Tandem for an additional $25 pet fee.
Building The Tandem was a collaborative effort that began in 2011. It was framed on a custom Eagle trailer by Hannah Farrin and friends just north of Portland on Sauvie Island. Eli Spevak, founder of Orange Splot, bought the house from Hannah and finished the house with Lina Menard using custom woodwork and artistic flares. It was completed in June of 2013 and shortly after was brought to Caravan as one of its first tiny houses.
GUEST REVIEWS FOR THE TANDEM:
You have the best beds! Awesome inspiration for a future tiny house builder/owner!
-- Rachel Becker (Oxford. UK) and Anna Becker (Portland, OR)
What a magic little spot. We had a blast staying in The Tandem and our only complaint is we can’t find the steering wheel to drive off with this sweet baby. Thanks for creating such a cool and unique lodging experience. We’ll be talking it up to all our friends for EVERRR!
--Matt & Adron
What a happy, happy birthday experience we had in The Tandem. Great location. So much to do in just a few blocks. Love the walls, the sleeping Loft and downstairs “lounging” bed.
-- Matthew-N-Nancy, Salem, OR
It felt like all the best parts of a city and camping combined! We loved the spacious feel of The Tandem, the intentioned design of all the houses and the common space with ping-pong and fire. Plus the late night grilled cheese!
--Magnus, Flannery & Colleen
You thought of everything to make my stay enjoyable, relaxing. I’m eager to come back and stay longer. The Tandem is my new home away from home and I will be dreaming about it every night I am away. Grateful and happy to have experienced this!
-- Adrienne, Eugene OR
Specific Rate Details
There is a two day minimum stay during weekends and holidays. Certain holidays will have a 3 day minimum stay.