Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday studio in Sandpoint - Garden Caravan, Sandpoint
1 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 2. Garden Caravan - Tiny House on Wheels
Enjoy your stay in this unique handmade gypsy-style caravan in a beautiful garden setting. You have all the comforts and amenities of a well appointed studio apartment, yet the feeling of being on a new exciting adventure. This Tiny House on wheels is parked in a lush corner of our 5 acres, with a view of the pond and your own private grassy sitting area. Watch the ducks and herons splash in the water while you enjoy the morning sun, then drive or bike 2 short miles into Sandpoint for great shopping, restaurants, music, entertainment, or a day at the lake.
The 10' X 20' Garden Caravan has been a labor of love. Built with many recycled materials, and adorned with touches of arts and crafts, it is also built sturdy and strong (with a hint of the maritime theme) by an experienced boat builder. The queen sized bed sits in little nook, but the rest of the open floor plan is full of windows and skylights to make it feel big and bright.
Complete with RV type appliances (gas stove, small refrigerator, water saver marine toilet, shower, and electric heat/hot water) it is very comfortable, just on a small scale. Try out the concept of 'compact living' in this cozy space with everything you need, and an abundance of nature just outside your door to give you the feel of space and freedom.
Your hosts live in a house on the same property and may be seen tending to the nearby berry bushes, flower gardens, and vegetable patch. We are available to help in any way you may need, and provide information on the area and all the great recreational opportunities in our town, mountains, or lake. If privacy is what you want, the Garden Caravan is tucked away in it's own peaceful world, but if you need anything, your hosts are right there to assist. If you are here during the growing season you may be offered a bowl of fresh berries for your breakfast, or some bounty from the garden for your evening meal. Laundry is available on request, and limited (slow) wifi internet is provided.
We have plenty of secure off street parking in front of our house, but you will need to walk 150 feet or so across the grass to get to the Garden Caravan. We live an a rural, friendly neighborhood that is very safe and accommodating. And while the gypsy-type wagon has all the comforts of home, it is a self contained RV and so water use is limited (10 gallon hot water tank for a nice hot short shower).
Treat yourself to something different this vacation!
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- not suitable for children
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Amy Hanson
My husband Glenn and I have lived in the small resort town of Sandpoint in North Idaho for the last 23 years. We own a business where we manufacture solar panel mounting systems for the renewable energy industry. Our work keeps us pretty busy and close to home, but when we can get away, we love to travel. In the summer we host exchange students, or members of World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms (WWOOF). We love the concept of people sharing who they are and what they have with others, and incorporating more of the 'personal touch' in an increasingly impersonal world.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"We really enjoyed our stay in the tiny house. Though small, it was thoughtfully and efficiently laid out and had everything we needed. The bed and sleeping area were very comfortable, even for my husband who is 6 foot 3". It was well ventilated and the cool nights made for great sleep. We were able to cook simple meals easily. The location is great - both peaceful and quiet yet close to downtown Sandpoint. The pond is just steps away and a perfect place for quiet reflection and wildlife viewing. We even saw moose on the property during our stay! Our hosts were friendly and made us feel welcome. We would definitely stay there again."