Raven Smith

Casa Tiny

  • Where:Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Why:Vacation

  • When:New Years Eve 2016 into 2017

  • Who:Me and my husband

Highs & Lows

  • The seclusion is amazing. You feel totally private but also the concrete structure feels super safe.

  • If you can’t be bothered to cook, Hotel Escondido is a 6 minute walk away and their food is delicious. Modern Mexican. Yum.

  • The building is just lovely from a design POV. It feels like such a great space. Good ju ju.

  • You literally can’t get groceries nearby. We had trouble getting a car last minute which meant our first day was spent in a taxi doing a round trip to the market at the nearest town. Boring but necessary.

  • You need a great book (or two) AND several magazines.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 44/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Concrete guest house

  • Vibe

    Everything is concrete but the shutters - industrial in tone but actually very homey.

  • Location

    Remote AF but the coast is idyllic.

  • Rooms


  • Music

    There wasn't any.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Aranza de Ariño

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes pool, no gym.

  • Restaurant

    No restaurant

  • Bar


  • Minibar

    A few condiments but the idea is to BYO eats.

  • Wifi

    No, this is more of a retreat for sure.

  • Children

    Eesh, the concrete stairs scream "no little kids!"

  • Price

    Medium. You are not going to feel short-changed. This is a real retreat form everyday busy life. Once you get that, it’s heaven.

It's very cool...

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Casa Wabi, Villa de Tututepec de Melchor Ocampo, Mexico

It's very cool...

Great for meals and the pool is 50m.

Hotel Escondido

Hotel Escondido, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

Great for meals and the pool is 50m.

The whole point is that you’re in the arse tit of nowhere with nothing to do.

Do nothing

Unnamed Road, Oaxaca, Mexico

The whole point is that you’re in the arse tit of nowhere with nothing to do.

Casa Tiny

Unnamed Road, Oaxaca, Mexico

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