The SpaceWhen our son was diagnosed with cancer in 2004, our community came together in love and built this cozy (500 sq. ft.) tree house! Every piece of wood, window, door, lighting fixtures and work hours were donated. It is a sacred space to us and we love sharing it with others. Watch the story here: (URL HIDDEN)
There's 1 queen bed with a Temperpedic mattress, 1 futon couch that folds out to sleep 2 (children or small adults) in the main area and 2 twin beds in the loft. The kitchenette includes, drinking water, a dorm fridge with bagels, fruit, cream cheese and OJ. A french press, coffee beans, tea and electric tea kettle, microwave and small toaster oven and camp sink. It does not include stove top or oven. (Note: your private bathroom is in our home just a short walk across the deck, accessible 24/7.) A padded window bench seat with table and chairs are perfect for eating or relaxing. There is a DVD player near the queen bed. Free WiFi, but it is finicky at times. A curly slide is attached to the front porch along with a child's swing. We are only 25 minutes from downtown Portland depending on traffic. The coast and Mt. Hood are only a 1.5 hour drive away. We are 15 minutes from wine country and wine tours. The Columbia River Gorge, 45 minutes from our home, is filled with spectacular waterfalls and glorious hikes. Portland boasts of many great restaurants, food carts, music and comedy venues, Powell's Book Store, VooDoo Donuts and more. Guest AccessThe bathroom is an easy walk across our deck and inside our private home. It includes a sink, toilet, and claw-foot tub/shower. It is available to guests 24/7. If arranged ahead of time, guests may have access to the large washer and dryer and our outdoor fire pit. Our home kitchen will not be available to guests. Interaction with GuestsWe have hosted people from all over the world and enjoy visiting with our guests. However; we also honor their privacy and appreciate our privacy being respected as well. The NeighborhoodWe live on a quiet flag lot, so our home is back off of the street. The House in the Trees sits on the back of our large lot connected to our large deck. Parking is provided next to our garage with easy access to the House in the Trees via the deck. Getting AroundHaving your own car is best, but there is a Trimet (public transportation) bus stop 1.7 miles or a 30 minute walk down the main road for those hearty walkers. It's 700 ft elevation gain on the way up. There's a side walk almost the entire way on the right side of the road. The Trimet 99 bus is the express bus into Portland. If you miss it, the 93 is an easy transfer to the 12 at the Tigard TC. Having a car would be more convenient. We have Uber, Lyft, Zip Car and Car2Go in our area, as well. Other Things to NoteIn the winter we have a wall heater, a separate box heater, an electric fireplace and heated mattress pad for warmth. However; all of the heaters cannot be on at the same time. Our summers are becoming increasingly warm, so we insert a window AC. We do have one cat, Macbeth, who is an outside cat only. In the summer, if you leave the top of the dutch door open, he will come in and wake you!