Pedalpalooza ADU & Tiny House Tours on Saturday, June 29th, 2013

tiny house tour 2012

Last year, in conjunction with Orange Splot, I coordinated the Pedalpalooza Accessory Dwelling Tour and Tiny House Tour, which each drew around 100 riders. This year I’m co-coordinating with Kimber, who has completed the Oregon Tradeswoman pre-apprenticeship program and now helps out with Portland Alternative Dwellings once in a while.

We decided to host both tours on the same day this year so that people who are curious about small spaces can see a wide variety of them in real life. The tours are guided by a fabulous bunch of small space builders, designers, owners, and inhabitants, so it will be a great chance to ask questions. We have a great line up again this year.

On the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Tour, riders will see:

  • A super energy-efficient basement apartment built by Shelter Wise
  • A backyard cottage built as a sister-in-law house by Small Home Oregon
  • An eco-friendly and accessible granny flat in an idyllic setting, which was My Summer Garden Cottage last year
  • A basement mother-in-law which provides flexibility for an extended family
  • A set of houses with ADUs that create a little community called Sabin Green
  • A house with two detached accessory structures in a garden setting called Ruth’s Garden Cottages

On the Tiny House Tour we will showcase:

Those who choose to join us for both tours are in for an epic adventure!

I’m still in touch with many people I met during the tours last year, so I’m looking forward to meeting this year’s riders. We have received more than a dozen inquiries about the tour, many of them from folks who are coming from out-of-state for the tour. There are no RSVPs required, so come join us if you’re able!

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8 Responses to Pedalpalooza ADU & Tiny House Tours on Saturday, June 29th, 2013

  1. Mary E. Collins says:

    This is great. I have tons of friends in Oregon who I hope attend this event. What I’m wondering is how can your organization visit my neighborhood association in Milwaukee, WI. I have a growing interest of folks who want a chance at viewing and hearing more about The Tiny House movement. If you have any suggestion on how we can do this please respond to me via my email. Thanks!

  2. sally mcgregor says:

    Is registration required? I’m in Bend and am very interested in attending.

  3. Diane says:

    Ooo…. it’s killing me that my trip to Portland was LAST weekend. For a college reunion with friends, which was magically wonderful. But it would have been the icing on the cake to be able to see some tiny homes while there. : )

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  5. michelle says:

    awe…so bummed i missed this

    I just found your blog and am happy to say we’re sorta neighbors to your walla walla house (we live in Richland).

    We will HAVE to make it next year for sure. We live here but our hearts are in PDX. (headed there next weekend as a matter of fact)

    I look forward to reading about your adventures.

    • Little Life says:

      Dear Michelle,

      Glad you’re enjoying my blog. It’s great to hear there are tiny house enthusiasts in Richland! Please do come check out the great tiny house events in PDX next time around!


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