Portland, Oregon, United States 97211
**Pacifica is built to be wheelchair accessible. To accommodate our guests who use wheelchairs, we install a ramp on the day the reservation begins and remove it after the guests check out. If you make a reservation to stay in Pacifica and require the use of our wheelchair ramp, we need at least 48 hours advanced notice to set it up.**
Pacifica joined Caravan in March of 2016. Pacifica was built in Olympia, Washington by nationally known and highly respected tiny house builder, Abel Zyl, of Zyl Vardos. http://www.zylvardos.com/
Pacifica has a very unusual design for a tiny house on wheels. It is built on a 10ft. wide single axle trailer and is designed to be universally accessible to accommodate those who use a wheelchair for mobility. The billowing and undulating roofline and the concentric arcs of the cedar-shingled exterior reminds us of ocean waves. The expansive interior space is extremely unusual and hosts many colorful components, namely the Talavera tile sink and countertop, designed and built by Caravan owner Deb Delman, and the custom-made stained glass windows, designed by Abel and built by Mansion Glass. The name Pacifica, a nod to our west coast ocean, embodies all of these architectural characteristics.
As with all of Abel's curved tiny house designs, Pacifica was designed using a 3-D modeling program, and a CNC machine was used to cut the complex forms that create the arched roofline. In terms of accessibility, creating a space that is navigable by wheelchair, yet is confined by the innate characteristics of being on a road legal trailer, was a design challenge. The bathroom has a roll-in shower, the underside of the kitchen countertops is cleared of obstructions, and the bed on the first floor is fully accessible. There is also an upstairs loft with a Queen bed, accessed by a gorgeous handmade staircase with storage space.
Like all of Caravan’s tiny houses, Pacifica has hot running water, electric heat, a kitchen, flush toilet and a hot shower. It can sleep up to four people, and is a particularly great option for families or honeymooners, as it is our most high-end tiny house to date.
Pacifica was designed specifically for Caravan in collaboration with Caravan’s owners by Abel Zyl in 2015 and constructed by his crew in under three months.