Arts district, U of MD, walk/bike to restaurants & stores, Creative, thoughtful host with great resources for travelers of all sorts- arts, sights, nature nearby. Eco-friendly home, walk to 3 yoga studios, MARC & metro, bike-friendly, share smart tv
My front yard is almost all vegetables with some culinary herbs. I have a fire pit made from a recycled washer drum in the backyard and I compost. I collect vintage and global textiles from years of hosting world travelers ( pre internet)
Basement studio is self-contained with laundry access and yard. Upstairs room shares the house with me; kitchen, sitting room, front porch, media room with smart tv. Ask for seasonal veggies and herbs from my three-season garden.
I know all sorts of local attractions- the arts, history, the outdoors, spiritual places for many faiths. I know where to find local yoga, tai chi and a gym or two. If I am not working, I am happy to show you around. I have had RSI/wrist pain issues and may wish to speak on the phone rather than text or message in the app once you have booked.
My family hosted short-term exchange students through my childhood til college and I enjoy meeting people from around the US and the world.
I am open to longer term guests, but would like to speak with and if possible, meet a person first before I agree to rent the upstairs room as it is shared space.
There is street parking or a shared driveway. Basement studio apartment entrance is in the back of the house.
I like conversing over coffee with people who are in my home. I have a friendly cat (he tolerates dogs and other cats) and allow pets on a case basis for the basement space, but prefer no pets for the upstairs room. I am an early riser, so this may not be the best place for a night owl. No smoking inside, there is an ashtray on the front porch. I recycle and compost and prefer using the dishwasher as it conserves water in the long run. I am allergic to many colognes/scents, so if you must use plenty aftershave etc my home is not ideal for you.