Mt. Hood's New Tiny House Village
A weekend away in a tiny home might be just the ticket to figure out what it's really like to live life with a small footprint. The Tiny House Village at Mt. Hood Village Resort is a vacation getaway in Welches, with five unique tiny homes, each between 175 and 260 square feet. It opens for the first time Memorial Day, with all but one house already rented for the weekend.
The homes are built by Tumbleweed and full of amenities, which include a television, full bath, queen-size bed and kitchen in each home.
Mt. Hood Village Resort and Mt. Hood National Forest hiking trails, year-round skiing and Timberline Lodge are right at hand. Cottages, cabins, yurts and RV sites are available at Mt. Hood Village, in addition to the five tiny homes in the resort.
Central Oregon Wildflower Show
The 28th Annual Central Oregon Wildflower Show and Native Plant Sale is coming June 11 to 12 at the Sunriver Nature Center and Observatory. It's a chance to see hundreds of native wildflower species, native grasses, shrubs, sages, fungi, mosses and lichen.
The event also includes free lectures on topics by local experts and booths on medicinal plants and rare or endangered plants of Central Oregon. It's a family friendly event with kids' activity booths, family botanical hikes and more. Saturday, June 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, June 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $6 adults; $4 for kids, good for both days.
REI, in partnership with the American Canoe Association, will present a free kayaking basic course at its Old Mill Store on June 22 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The presentation includes an introduction to different types of kayak, paddle and safety equipment, and destinations to try this summer. On water instruction is also recommended.