What a wonderful memory we created at the Silverton tiny house. A storybook experience.
We had wanted to experience tiny house living for a while. What is it like? Could we do it as a way of life? When we went looking for an airbnb for the eclipse, we found this tiny in the path of totality. What a great opportunity to combine eclipse chasing with a tiny house experience!
First, the Tiny: what a wonderful home. It is on the smaller side of tiny houses, but it is so well laid out that we never felt cramped. The kitchen had everything we needed: coffee maker, toaster, a larger refrig than we expected, and plenty of kitchen gadgets, too. The bedroom loft was larger and safer than some others we have seen. The deck out front was our favorite place to sit. We slept well on the queen bed. Best of all, the Tiny has a personality, brought to life by the decorative touches throughout. A quiet pride of ownership shows.
Second, the setting: the Tiny sits in the middle of a deep lot, back from the road, on the edge of a grove of fruit trees. We ate from the yellow plum trees - so delicious. Thx to our hosts for providing a ladder so we could get the bigger ones higher up. No traffic noise at all. The property's main house, where the hosts reside, was not too close but not too far.
Third, the hosts: absolutely delightful people !!! So friendly, quietly outgoing, and accommodating. They were an unexpected pleasure. They didn't impose themselves on us and they respected our privacy. But they also wanted to ensure our 3 nights were memorable. It's obvious they enjoy hosting via airbnb.
If you're lucky enough to be offered some fresh eggs from the ducks they raise, then you should definitely accept the offer and cook some in the Tiny kitchen. They will be the tastiest eggs you have ever had. (If you really want to experience tiny house life, then you really should cook yourself a meal.) Everything you need will be in the Tiny.
One other observation: the Tiny is an incredibly romantic setting. I asked her to marry me while we were sitting on the Tiny's deck after dark. She said yes, and the next day there was not a cloud in the sky as we all watched the eclipse together. And I have a witness in Jerry concerning the eclipse playlist. It's a good story; get him to tell you about it, over a glass of wine on the repaired picnic table.
We made a lifetime memory there, made even more special by the Tiny, its setting, and its hosts. It was a genuine storybook experience.