We are two women, 3 cats, and 1 dog living within walking distance of our historic downtown pedestrian mall: On city bus line, close to Greyhound & Amtrak stations. Our guest bedroom has a double futon bed and it's own heating/cooling unit. Two bathrooms (one just for guests). We are non-smokers & live simply. Kitchen privileges but no microwave. Wifi, but no cable TV. Solar power, eco-friendly, forest garden.
~We have 3 cats and 1 dog; although we vacuum thoroughly between each guest, and keep the pets out of our guest bedroom, staying at our home is not advised for people with cat or dog allergies.
~Early to bed; early to rise...This is our normal pattern. We're fairly quiet folks, but you may hear us doing early morning chores and getting ready for work.
~We have solar panels which provide about 80% of our electricity needs.
~We also have solar hot water.
~We do a lot of cooking, including meat a few times a week. There will often be the aroma of good home-cooked food wafting about the house.
Servicios y zonas comunes
Bedroom: Our guest bedroom is for your private use.
Bathroom: The guest bathroom is mainly for your use, but friends and relatives who are visiting during the day or overnight are also welcome to use this bathroom.
Kitchen: Your are welcome to use our kitchen for light cooking and food prep. However, we have no microwave. Small refrigerator/freezer is available for your exclusive use.
Screened-in porch: This is space we share with guests.
Front living room: This is also space we share with guests.
Atención a los huéspedes
My partner and I live right here in the house, so we are often available to fill you in about local attractions and recommendations and answer any questions you may have. We also may be available for conversation and socializing; we often enjoy chatting with our guests while sharing a pot of coffee or tea.
~"Quiet Hours" 10:00 PM - 7:00 AM (However, once checked-in, you can come and go as you please.)
~We have a dog and 3 cats. If you are allergic or uncomfortable around pets, please consider booking a different Air BnB.
~We recycle and conserve energy & water as much as possible. We hope you will too and we will try to make this easy for you.
~Sometimes we allow pets, depending on how they will get along with our dog and cats. We can talk about this.
CURRENT MISSION: Simplicity and ease
Originally from Buffalo, New York, I moved to VA in 1983 to live in an intentional community called Twin Oaks. I lived there for 16 years, doing economic planning, hammock-weaving, forestry, cooking, child-care, and many other activities to fulfill my work quota. Since moving to Charlottesville in 1999, my primary money-making occupation has been nonprofit accounting for a few great organizations, the most recent being Local Food Hub. I am currently transitioning to offering community-based workshops in Alexander Technique, urban permaculture, community-building, and strategies for simple living. I live with one other woman (Ann), one dog (Gerry), and three cats (Saffy, Bella, Dolly).
PHILOSOPHY: Live simply and fully, be kind to all (including myself!)
Interests: People, community, permaculture, Alexander Technique, reading, growing my own food, food processing (yogurt, butter, cheese, jams, dehydrating ...), Buddhism, meditation, partner juggling, learning new things, spending time with friends & family.
Music, Movies & Books: Latest good read: "In the Shadow of the Banyan", Vaddy Ratner. NonFiction I'm into right now: "This Changes Everything", Naomi Klein. Movies: "Museum Hours", "Love is Strange", "Sir, No Sir", "The Sapphires", "8 Women"
One Amazing Thing I've Done: "Caught" my own granddaughter when she first came into this world!