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Update 6/2/2014: We’ve posted a follow up note about the tour here.
Update 5/30/14: Regular ticket holders and early birds who haven’t yet picked up their tickets, are encouraged to pick up tickets at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel (5009 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, 97211) on
Saturday, May 31st: 11:00am-4:00pm
Picking up your wristbands and ADU tour packet in advance will allow you to skip the lines and go right the ADUs on the tour starting at 10am on Sunday, June 1st.
Picking Up Your Tickets on Tour Day
However, it’s also fine to pick up your tickets on Sunday, June 1st, beginning at 9am, at two convenient locations:
Sunday, June 1st: 9:00am-4:00pm
Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel (5009 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR, 97211)
Sunday, June 1st: 9:00am-1:00pm
Night Light Lounge, 2100 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202
Update 5/29/14: The tour is sold out, but you can add your name to the wait list at adutour.eventbrite.com in case spots open up.
Update 5/28/14: There’s been a huge amount of interest in attending this tour, which is fantastic. Over 800 people have registered to attend.
To allow for ample access to the ADUs for attendees, we have decided to cap the ticket sales. Tickets sales have now ended. We really wanted to sell more, but feel that this cap is in the best interest of the tour registrants and the ADU hosts.
Update 5/26/14: Five of the locations being featured on the tour received in-depth coverage in the Oregonian over the weekend. We encourage you to check out the articles, which feature lots of images as well.
Tour Date: Sunday, June 1st, 10am-6pm
A tour for people interested in learning more about ADUs and meeting the homeowners, builders, and designers who built them
Schedule of Events
Date: Sunday, June 1st, 2014
9am: Pick up wristbands and ADU tour packets at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel- 5009 NE 11th Ave or The Night Light Lounge-2100 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202.
Attendees are encouraged to pick up their wristbands and packets at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel- on Saturday, May 31st, from 11am-4pm to avoid long ticket will call lines on Sunday, June 1st
10am-4pm: Attendees take a self-guided tour of 11 ADUs at their own pace
For those who may opt to bike, the total route length of the ADUs is 16.3 miles from north to south and bike racks will be provided at each tour stop.
Tour attendees can also choose to attend any of the following presentations that will be happening concurrent to the tour.
Read the full presentation descriptions here
4pm-6pm: Network with other ADU tour attendees at Caravan- The Tiny House Hotel, while checking out six tiny house on wheels—all self contained livable units that are 90-160 sq ft. Tiny House pioneer and author, Dee Williams of PAD, will be a featured guest, along with her vardo wagon.
ADUs on the Tour
|Joe Wachunas & Naomi Cole||attached, rental, garage conversion||375||$45,000|
|Sam & Stephanie Dyer||detached, rental||342||$110,000|
|Kol Peterson & Deb Delman||detached, primary, NW Energy Star certified||800||$110,000|
|Thomas Hudson||detached, primary, under construction||unknown|
|Paz Pozarycki||detached, primary, dropped floor||746||$100,000|
|Gillian Holbrook||detached, accessible, primary, garage conversion||420||unknown|
|Karen Bilsing and & Martha Metzger||detached, accessible, rental||642||$200,000|
|Derin & Andra Williams||attached, basement, rental, also, a tiny house on wheels||650||$60,000+|
|Lesa Dixon-Gray||detached, accessible, primary||590||$110,000|
|Michael Klepinger & Ellen Bassett||detached, rental/primary||660||$125,000|
|Susan Moray||detached, rental, historic design review, NW Energy Star certified||550||$90,000|
|Stephen Williams||detached, 2 BR, rental||673||$125,000|
Kids under 12 are free
Questions about the tour can be directed to email@example.com
Lina Menard, coordinator of the ADU Case Studies Project, will lead a special Guided Tour during the Build Small, Live Large ADU Tour to share the inside scoop on the 11 ADUs featured on the tour. Lina will also share insights and information from the other 30 case studies she has conducted. The tour will be conducted by bike, but a carpool option will also be available. Tickets for this exclusive guided tour are limited, cost $35, and can be purchased on Lina’s website. (SOLD OUT)