Our house is located in a very central area in Blumenau. It hides from the big rush in a calm and quiet dead end street, amidst a little forest like garden. It takes you 5 minutes to walk to downtown, and 15 to the pavilions of the Oktoberfest.
The house has a good area, so I have other functions going on in distinct areas of the house. Besides the living area, the house hold my architectural practice and a collective graphic arts atelier. So during day time the office will be busy, as will the arts atelier on Thursday's evenings. These space are apart from the living area, but contiguous.
I do expect good manners, respect and tidiness from all my guests, as I'm hosting them in my own house, but I'm generally considered as an open minded and very social person.
I guess that basically cover's it. The important thing it is always worth recalling is: no smoking inside the house. But there's plenty of external areas.