Join us! Share our beautiful, peaceful private home, in the larger of the 2 available rooms (see the other listing for the second room). There are beautiful gardens to enjoy outdoors… native plants, fruit trees, goldfish pond and butterflies galore!
A bright and airy bedroom is available in this recently renovated private home, also known as The Center For Inspired Living. The house is in a quiet, non-gated residential community, walking distance to Hippocrates Health Institute, Chinese, Thai, and Indian restaurants, and a Publix supermarket.
The large bedroom (11x13) has a queen bed, desk, dresser, night-table and big closet. This room is suitable for two people. There's a large western exposure window at the desk, looking out on the fruit tree orchard.
There are two bathrooms for guests. One has a tub with rain-shower over-head; the other has a stall shower.
There is tile floor throughout, an Eco-quest air purifier, purified drinking water, chlorine-free showers, washer-dryer, Wi-Fi, cotton sheets and towels. If you like to garden, there's always work to be done with the veggies, fruit trees and native plantings. There are butterflies galore!
I am a longtime raw-fooder, a Hippocrates Health Educator and former staff member. This is a 100% "raw" home without a stove, but there is a hot pot for water and a burner for vegetarian cooking. There is refrigerator space available.
I live here with two sweet rescued Greyhounds – they are discouraged from being in the guests' rooms. There are bicycles available for local use.
Many references are available... Contact me with special needs, questions or for more info... I look forward to speaking with you!
Guests can enjoy the gardens, the back and front porches, the kitchen (hot-pot for water and single burner for vegetarian cooking), and living room. The only off-limits spaces are my bedroom and office.
Free parking in the driveway or across the street.
I have been hosting travelers since 2005 - I love having folks in my home, and am available for conversation, recommendations, and friendship. But none of those are required - I will also be content to honor your privacy, as you prefer.
I do occasionally host small events here - a speaker, or a movie, or a raw, vegan pot-luck. You are always invited to join in if you'd like, at no extra charge.
This is a shoes-off house. There are socks available, or you might want to bring slippers or flip-flops.
Please, no smoking, alcohol or drugs in either house or garden.
If you use the garden, please be certain to close and secure the gate - the dogs run free in the backyard during the day.
Please, no food in the bedroom. There are tables in the kitchen, on the back porch and by the pond.
There's almost nothing we (Murphy and Lucy, the rescued greyhounds, and I) like more than sharing our home, The Center for Inspired Living, with new and old friends…
In addition to many other hats, I'm an Interfaith Minister, a Florida Master Gardener, and President of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, and, for at least part of almost every day, you'll find me tending the ever-changing garden, feeding the goldfish in the pond, photographing the butterflies, pulling the endless weeds or picking fruit in season (mulberries, lemon, mango, peach, jackfruit, jaboticaba, banana, mamey sapote, avocado and more).
I've been eating a raw and living food diet since 1998, and enjoy the proximity to Hippocrates Health Institute, just 1/2 mile away. I am the founder and host of a large, active meetup group - and have been hosting a monthly raw food potluck (and other events) since 2006.
Like many people, I have a plethora of guiding wisdoms. This is one of my favorites, posted on my office wall, from George Bernard Shaw in Man and Superman:
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I can live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
So, I look forward to your visit, and hope you will find respite at The Center for Inspired Living. We will do our best to make it a wonderful and peaceful time.