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Tiny Poetic Getaway in the Heart of Halifax

Tiny house hosted by Jessie
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
This is a tiny house, construction in-progress but about 95% finished, and already a great place to stay. While it might have a small footprint, large windows and a skylight bring the outside space in. The atmosphere is incredible and it is within walking distance to downtown and in the heart of the bustling North End.

The house is also famous -- it was used as a set for the Hipster Chef in 22 Minutes, and in an adorable skit for CBC Online.

The space
Nestled among raspberry bushes in a magical backyard garden, this tiny house on a trailer will give you a taste of tiny house living.

It is a thoughtfully designed space with lots of windows. The footprint is only 8' x 20' but most people are surprised at how spacious it feels.

There's a sleeping loft with a 3/4 size mattress and lots of head room, with real stairs to get up to it. The bed has organic cotton sheets and a wool blanket.

You can cook on the propane stove, and keep your food in the bar fridge. There will also be coffee and tea for you.

In the garden, there's a large flat deck you can hang out on, or do some yoga under the shade of the trees.

Carolyn is the co-host who will greet you when you arrive, and point out some features of the house. There is no self-check-in.

What's not finished:
This semi-off-grid house is about 95% complete. There is a kitchen sink & shower, but no bathroom sink installed yet. Also note that the shower is only about 6'3", so taller folks can use the stool to sit on during showers.

The house is wired with both AC and DC power, and has a water tank, grey water tank, solar panel, batteries, and propane tank. Carolyn will be your host, as this place is usually only rented out while Jessie is travelling. Carolyn's not the one who built the house, but knows a fair bit and can tell you all about it if you're interested in tiny house building and living.

Please note: The toilet is a composting toilet that uses sawdust as a cover material. It is not unpleasant or stinky, but if the thought of this disgusts you, then you won't want to stay here.

Also, the house is semi-off-grid, so water use is limited. There is a sink and shower, but water comes from a tank, so we expect that you will be mindful of your water usage. Your co-host will check the tank regularly, and you can notify her if it needs to be re-filled, but you won't be able to take long showers and do dishes leaving the tap running.

Guest access
You can access the entire space, all 160 square feet of it!

Other things to note
The toilet is a composting toilet that uses sawdust as a cover material. It is not unpleasant or stinky, but if the thought of this disgusts you, then you won't want to stay here.

Also, the house is semi-off-grid, so water use is limited. There is a sink and shower, but water comes from a tank, so we expect that you will be mindful of your water usage. Your co-host will check the tank regularly, and you can notify her if it needs to be re-filled, but you won't be able to take long showers and do dishes leaving the tap running.

There is a bakery next door, and some days they're up early loading the trucks, or being noisy in the evening. Some people are bothered, and some are not. If you're counting on sleeping a lot, this might not be the place for you, but if you'll be out & about doing tourist things, you might not mind at all.
This is a tiny house, construction in-progress but about 95% finished, and already a great place to stay. While it might have a small footprint, large windows and a skylight bring the outside space in. The atmo…

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 double bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Hangers
Essentials
Laptop-friendly workspace
Private entrance
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
Free street parking

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4.84 out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
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Location

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

This location can't be beat! Here in the trendy North End, you'll enjoy the best of Halifax. Less than 5 minutes from locally roasted coffee, a market that specializes in local food, the liquor store, the hipest hipster coffee shop, several restaurants and cafés, a Middle Eastern and an Indian grocery store, and the neighbourhood pub. If you'd rather stay in, it's less than 10 minutes walk to the grocery store.

I'm not right downtown, but there are lots of eateries around here. The city centre is about a 5 min drive or a pleasant 25 min walk from here, and you'll pass lots of trendy little shops and restaurants along the way (on Agricola and Gottingen)
This location can't be beat! Here in the trendy North End, you'll enjoy the best of Halifax. Less than 5 minutes from locally roasted coffee, a market that specializes in local food, the liquor store, the hipes…

Hosted by Jessie

Joined in March 2016
  • 31 Reviews
Although a Tibetan translator by trade, I was totally inspired to build my own tiny house on wheels in order to learn how to make things from scratch, live an environmentally sustainable life, and to generally simplify things. Building has been an incredible journey, and I am so happy to share my newly-built house with visitors. Otherwise I can be found dancing, swimming, and hanging out all over Nova Scotia.
Although a Tibetan translator by trade, I was totally inspired to build my own tiny house on wheels in order to learn how to make things from scratch, live an environmentally susta…
Co-hosts
  • Leeanne
  • Carolyn
During your stay
The owner, Jessie will be away during your visit, but Carolyn, the resident of the main house on the property will be there to greet you and get you acquainted with tiny house living. She may also check in on you to make sure you have enough water in the tank (at your convenience).
The owner, Jessie will be away during your visit, but Carolyn, the resident of the main house on the property will be there to greet you and get you acquainted with tiny house livi…
  • Languages: English, Français
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events