View from the kitchen. High ceilings, light walls, and plenty of windows create an airy cottage feel.
Tiny Home on Wheels overlooking Mountains & Horses
Tiny Home on Wheels overlooking Mountains & Horses

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Let the outdoor vacation begin. As a Sustainable Designer I designed & helped build this Tiny Home on Wheels affectionately called "The Linden Retreat" with Builder & owner of horse ranch, Brian Olson. Enjoy Montana's outdoor playground. Gorgeous views of Glacier, Swan Mountains, and the Whitefish Mountain Range are the back drop for the working horse/boarding ranch. Riding/hiking trails/lakes/town, skiing are minutes from the property. See what Tiny Home on Wheels living is all about.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock, Keypad

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee $38 CAD
Security Deposit $253 CAD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $120 CAD / night
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House Rules

The tiny home on wheels is set on a horse boarding/riding facility. It is close to the outdoor/indoor arena and horse corrals. Horses have odors. There are dogs, barn cats amongst other animals. Hence one must love animals. The home has both propane and electric (Envi) heat, propane hot water and propane range. There is a hose which supplies water to the home. There is a Nature's Head composting toilet ((URL HIDDEN) which you can watch video's on Youtube so you understand how it works. If you don't feel comfortable using the composting toilet there is a clean portable outhouse about 75' away next to the indoor arena. Conservation is key to living in a tiny home which means keeping your water intake to a minimum, plus we are in a drought. There are two 40 gallon propane tanks. The wooden ladder slides on a metal bar which should be used as a grab bar to help you go up and down the ladder. There is a light switch in the loft to the right of the window near the kitchen and a light switch to the right of the kitchen which turns on/off the kitchen light. This is my home and I'm opening it up to you to enjoy and understand what tiny living is all about. Normally I will meet you but if I can't, call/text me. There will be a full manual for your review. If you want to bring your horses there will be an additional fee for overnight boarding. It's very easy to live here and I hope you appreciate it.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Ladder up to sleeping loft
Potential for noise - People riding horses and horses whinnying.
Pet(s) live on property - I have 2 horses, but property owners owns and boards horses. Barn cats, dogs and dwarf goats roam the property

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

9 Reviews

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Jacob User Profile
September 2017
We had a great experience staying at Maria's tiny home. The surrounding atmosphere was a nice break from the mountains and city. Enjoyed the quiet and uniqueness of the home. Very easy check in and overall great stay.
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Thank you Jacob I'm glad you had the oportunity to stay in my tiny home on wheels even though it was only for one night. Thanks again for being a great guest.
September 2017

Dave User Profile
September 2017
Maria's tiny home on wheels is awesome. It was all the quiet getaway and tiny home experience we had hoped for. Easy to find, great host and perfect base for our trip to Glacier. Highly recommended!

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
We loved staying in this tiny house. Location was near enough to town while still being secluded. Maria was great helping us avoid any forest fires/smoke on our drive in and welcomed us when we arrived. We would definitely stay here again.

Anthony User Profile
August 2017
Best residents I have stayed at in my life. Maria is so helpful and accommodating
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Thank you Anthony & Nicole. I'm glad you had the opportunity to stay here. I just put it on the market & I'm hoping to sell it to people who love it as much as I do and people like you.
August 2017

Natalie User Profile
August 2017
Adorable tiny house! Located right by a horse farm and an elk farm is around the corner. Very cool to wake up and walk out to pet the horses and see the mountain scenery in the background. Everything was just as Maria described and she left thorough guidelines for both the house and the surrounding area.
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Thank you Natalie. I'm sorry I missed you but I'm glad everything worked out. I have decided to sell it and move back to New England this Fall.
August 2017

Shelby User Profile
August 2017
Maria's tiny home was fantastic! It was just as listed first off, and Maria was so sweet & thorough at explaining how everything worked! The location was beautiful & we woke up to amazing sunrises everyday. The horses were so cute! It was close enough to Whitefish to not be too much of a jaunt going into town for food/coffee and convenient enough to drive into Glacier each day & back without it taking ages. It was fun getting to live the tiny home life for a couple days--we loved it! ❤️

Barbara User Profile
August 2017
Everything in Maria's description was accurate. She is a sweet woman, and we enjoyed her home.
Maria User Profile
Response from Maria:
Thank you for the great review. The feeling is mutual. You are wonderful people and I'm glad that you had a great experience in my unique home. Happy trails. Maria
August 2017

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Maria User Profile

Hello, I'm a sustainable designer who helps people redesign their home using an eco-friendly approach. I have two horses-they are my kids. In November 2014, after selling the family home in Groton, MA (where I was an Airbnb host) I embarked on a 6 month solo road trip around the USA, exploring our beautiful country and staying at very cool properties. After coming back to work on a few projects, I decided to move to Whitefish MT in the Rocky Mountain high. Packed up my Prius, shipped out my horses and went west. I travel a fair amount and write about my experiences In The Company of None: The Joys of Traveling Solo.

I've designed a custom tiny home on wheels with Brian Olson of Lost Creek Construction and I'm now living in it on his property and renting it out to people who want to understand tiny home living. It is on a horse ranch in Kalispell near Whitefish, where they board, train and teach riding lessons. You can bring your horses and ride for miles. It overlooks the Whitefish, Swan and Glacier National Park Mountain Ranges.

I will be moving back to New England in the Fall and selling my Tiny Home on wheels. I will fondly remember this time spent in it and NW Montana.

My motto: Life is short take the road less traveled for it will open up to new adventures.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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