Portland Simple Tiny


Portland has recently become a hot bed for creative tiny home living and accessory dwelling units (ADU) , since they removed many fees required to build ADU’s in 2010, resulting in a recent spike in construction of the urban density icons.

The Sustainable Business Oregon (SBO) blog recently featured this stunning 160′ Tiny Home, by Mike Mercer and Laura Vincent.

The Tiny Home owners offered some interesting feedback with regard to life in their new home:

Image“For us, the most challenging part was moving in; figuring out what to bring in and what to sell. Honestly, the upsides have been significantly greater than any of the challenges. Well, OK, making the bed in the loft is a little tough on my knees,” says Mercer.


When asked for their advice, they commented, “Probably the greatest advice is to not do it on a whim. We didn’t make this choice out of necessity, it was a result of many factors: the strength of Laura’s and my relationship, our comfort with having less of our stuff around us and a desire for an adventure.”

To read more about the Mercer’s and Vincents, and the Sustainable Business Oregon site, click here.

The Rustic Tiny House

Rustic TinyBuilt in the Portland area by Designed and built by Ian Dorresteyn and James Sterrett in Portland, Oregon, you’ll discover this rustic modern designed Tiny Home.
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Lots of windows and a vaulted ceiling flood it with light and give it a spacious feel. Oiled cedar and fir throughout the interior reflect warm tones from floor to ceiling. From frame to trim, the 80% reclaimed wood adds romance and a historical sensibility.

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For information and sales,  click here .