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Nation's First Tiny House Hotel In Portland, Oregon

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  Original Published: 8/18/2013 What's believed to be a first-of-its-kind hotel is making a big splash in Portland, Oregon. Keely Chalmers takes a look at the "Tiny House Hotel," proving bigger is not always better. Tucked behind the Grilled Cheese Grill on northeast Alberta. "This is really creative." Sit a first-of-its-kind. "We've got our tiny house and our children have their tiny house." A tiny house hotel. "These are definitely tiny houses." Three very small houses-slash-hotel rooms, ranging in size from 90 to 160 square feet. "In New York we think of it as a sacrifice having to live in a small space, but here it really feels like a privilege," says Dana Cotton. Cotton is visiting Portland from New York City with her husband and two teenage daughters. She was nice enough to invite us in for a tour, where, inside, we found a surprisingly spacious "tiny room." "It really has everything we need," says Cotton. "Even though tiny, this hotel has most of the basic amenities most normally hotels would have you got your morning tea, coffee, Wi-Fi, even room service," points out reporter Keely Chalmers. "Our neighbors next door, the radio room, have offered to provide room service for us," says Kol Peterson. Owners, Kol Peterson and Deb Delman, opened the "Carabam Hotel" last month and say it's already booked out for most of August. :There's a whole movement afoot of people who are interested living in smaller spaces and this is one of he only places, probably the only place where you can actually come in and test out living in one of these tiny houses," says Peterson. In addition to its small environmental footprint, the hotel has also incorporated recycled wood, metal, even bike parts into its design, all part of its "green theme." "It's your home away from home," says Cotton. A tiny, temporary home for those wanting to live not-so-large."
   
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