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Mt. Hood Village Resort offers tiny houses for rent

Open house and tour introduces concept to public

They may be tiny, but they have a huge impact and the public is invited to tour the five small houses that make up Mt. Hood Tiny House Village from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 20, in Welches.

Each tiny house has a name that corresponds to its specific decor, said Ann Colletti, senior marketing manager for Equity LifeStyle Properties.

Atticus, for example, is “sleek, rugged and modern,” she said. Zoe, on the other hand, is “wild and free,” Savannah oozes “down-home grace” Southern style, and Scarlett offers “farmhouse charm,” Colletti said.SUBMITTED PHOTO - Take a look at Scarlett's farmhouse charm, find out more about Mt. Hood's Tiny House Village and tour the other four tiny houses, during the open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on May 20. All five tiny houses will be available for rent on Memorial Day weekend.

The tiny houses, ranging between 175 and 260 square feet, are located in Mt. Hood Village Resort and will be available to vacationers beginning Memorial Day weekend.

The rates for the homes that sleep three, Atticus, Zoe and Savannah, are $129/weeknight, $139/weekday and $149/holiday. The rates for the homes that sleep five, Lincoln and Scarlett, are $139/weeknight, $149/weekday, $159/holiday, Colletti said.

“These tiny houses are a great fit for Mt. Hood Village because of the location,” Colletti said. “It offers a unique way to experience the Mt. Hood area, and still offers easy access to the vibrancy of Portland. The views from the tiny houses are incredible.”

Colletti said the houses come with all the comforts of home.

“RVs are similar, but feel just like that — an RV. The tiny houses feel like a genuinely cozy home,” Colletti said.

Each home includes a television, full bathroom, queen-size bed and kitchen.

The resort also offers yurts to rent “but the biggest difference here would be the interior amenities. The yurts are more rustic and don’t offer a full bathroom or kitchen. The tiny homes have beautiful wood detailing and storage options.”

The five tiny houses were built by Tumbleweed of Sonoma, Calif.

“Tumbleweed provides a full range of products and solutions for the tiny house enthusiast, including fully built tiny house RVs, barn raisers, which are partially built RVs, trailers, plans, workshops, how-to DVDs and more,” Colletti said. “They focus on providing high-quality products while giving the customer control of their tiny-house dreams.”

“The most interesting thing about this accommodation option is the personality piece,” she said. “Each home has a distinct personality, and the decor reflects that throughout. The stories are shared on the website, and we’ve already seen people feel a connection to each home simply based off of the personality traits.”