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282: Tiny House, Heart Of Missoula

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282: Tiny House, Heart Of Missoula

A few years ago, we built a tiny house in Missoula, Montana. We call it 282 because the space is 282 square feet of bright, clean, open space. Our family of four lived in 282 for two years and we found tiny living quite comfortable. We have since moved into the main residence on the property and want to share our tiny living experience with others who are visiting our lovely mountain town. Recently updated, 282 offers one queen-sized bed and one pull-out, full-sized bed perfect for children. The space can accomodate four people (two adults and two children, for example) or two adults quite comfortably. 282 is a studio with a full kitchen (stove, fridge, sink, etc.) and one bathroom with a sink, toilet and shower. It is completely stocked with dishes, pots, pans, a coffee maker and towels. It has a kitchen table and french doors that open onto a small patio. The house is seperated from the main residence by a privacy fence and has its own entrance but you are welcome to hang out in the backyard by the garden beds.

282 is a ten-minute walk to downtown Missoula, a ten-minute bike ride (20-minute walk) to the University of Montana and is nestled in Missoula's eclectic Northside neighborhood. Full of artists, writers and filmmakers, the Northside has a brewery, an art's center and, in summer, an outdoor cinema. It's a short bike ride to Greenough Park, the Rattlesnake trailhead and the Clark Fork River.

We have public transportation a few blocks away and our close-in location allows you to walk downtown.

We live onsite and are happy to help answer any questions about swimming holes, restaurants serving local food or where to find the best latte in town.

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Jennifer Savage
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Jennifer Savage

My husband and I moved to Missoula 14 years ago for a one-year job in a van packed with books. We never left. We've lived on a farm surrounded by fallen down fences where we had our two daughters. We've lived in the heart of Missoula in a tiny house with our daughters, two dogs and a wayward bunny. After two amazing years of living tiny, we've moved out of our 282 square-foot house and want to share it. We love our town, our community and our home. We hope you will too.

Jennifer Savage purchased this house in 2009


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

282: Tiny House, Heart Of Missoula
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews


  • 5 of 5

It was one of the coldest weeks in Missoula in a long time with -15 degree mornings, but I was very comfortable and cozy in the tiny house.

The tiny house really doesn't seem that tiny!

Seth and Jennifer are the absolute best!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal! Location, access, supplies and charm

  • 5 of 5

This will be our go-to whenever traveling to Missoula! It's a perfect location for accessing everything from the interstate to downtown to campus to trails to parks. Very well supplied and excellent hospitality.

Thank you so much for such a cute house!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely little house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Jennifer and Seth's cozy little house. They were extremely generous and accommodating, and the house is very well organized and maintained. The location is excellent, and we were at walking distance from downtown. I am sure we will come back next time we are in Missoula and need a place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded my expectations!

  • 5 of 5

282 (not the address, but sq ft) was an awesome place to stay!!! Super clean, quiet, and quaint. Owners went out of their way to make my stay a great one...literally the vaca of a lifetime! I'll be back to 282 (again, not the physical address)!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was a fun place to stay, and much nicer than a hotel room, with the convenience of a kitchen. We enjoyed the proximity to downtown.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little home, but a couple of issues.

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four really enjoyed staying at the 282 property over the 2016 Missoula Marathon weekend, pretty much everything we needed was in the property, minus a microwave, however there were ways around that. The owners were VERY friendly and let our kids play in the backyard with their kids, which was very cool. It's also in a neighborhood which makes it have a at-home feel instead of a hotel where you are surrounded by traffic and parking lot.

It is exactly a mile away from Caras Park in downtown Missoula, which was nice as I was able to jog to the 5K race Saturday morning.

A couple issues we had was one of the neighbor dogs loved to bark quite a bit, which was a little annoying while trying to sit on the patio and relax or fall asleep. The other noise complaint was on Saturday night, we're not sure if it was a neighboring house or some near-by bar (which we never saw), the music starting playing around 8 PM and seemed to get progressively louder as the night wore on. We had to be up at 4 AM for the Marathon and trying to fall asleep to THUMP THUMP THUMP of bass does not help that.

The only other thing that was a little bother was having kids and trying to get them to sleep on time (8 PM) might be a challenge in summer months as this has skylights and no shades or curtains and the sun sets around 9:30 PM in the summer months, therefore kids were not falling asleep til about 11 PM.

Overall this property is a success, but there are a few things that may not work for others trying to stay here for certain situations. We did overall really like our time here in the 282.

Thank you!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the feedback. So sorry to hear about the noise. We don't have restaurants or bars near us but I suspect at least some of the noise came from an outdoor cinema we have each Saturday night in the summer at the park across the street. They show the movies when it gets dark which means they can start really late around the time you stayed because it doesn't get dark until almost 10 that time of the year. We've never gotten a noise complaint before as our neighborhood is residential and usually very quite so I apologize. Also, we installed the skylights because the house is tiny and we wanted to have as much natural light as possible. In the summer that means longer days and I totally get that could be a problem getting kids to sleep. We felt it was worth the trade off though as our winters are filled with short days and long, dark nights. Thanks for staying with us and I hope your marathon went well!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Northside, Montana

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
9 Dec 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
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1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £16 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Northside in Montana

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 282 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

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