About this listing
Double bed in private room. Located in the heart of Sheffield city centre. Within walking distance of both the University of Sheffield & Sheffield Hallam University (international students are very welcome). Close to Devonshire Green, as well as many bars, restaurants, independent shops & boutiques. Shared access to bathroom and kitchen. WiFi internet (optical fibre broadband up to 100mbps). Discounts available for longer stays. Bookings will only be accepted through the Airbnb website.
A private room with double bed available in my home, the room also contains a large desk and chair, wardrobe, and shelves. There is a computer monitor, scanner and speakers (I also have a laser printer under the desk, but it doesn't have any toner at the moment, so you won't be able to use that until I get this replaced!), you can plug any of these devices into your laptop if you wish to use them. Bedding is provided, and clean towels are on the shelf in the bathroom. I have recently repainted the room, put up a new blind and blackout curtains, I have not had a carpet fitted in this room yet, but I hope to get this done in the near future.
I'm a circus artist (I specialise in hula hoop, but I do other stuff too!) and I use my living room as a training space, so I don't have lots of furniture, but there are bean bags and soft things to sit on (which I can easily move away when I want to stretch or do things in there).
If you want to train in here that's fine (if I am busy in here training or working on things then I will just close the door) - I have an aerobic step, resistance bands, small weights, medicine ball etc. and lots of hula hoops.
My work takes me all over the world, so I am not always here, which is why I have listed the room (which is normally my bedroom), but if I am around some of the time you are here, then I will be staying in the training room, as I have a couple of fold out beds in there for friends to stay over. If I am here then I may be in the living room stretching/training or just chilling out on the bean bags and watching a film on netflix, but feel free to come in and use the space, unless I'm asleep or busy working (but I'll just shut the door if I am).
You would have access to the larger bedroom, and you would be sharing the bathroom (which has a bath, sink and toilet) and kitchen (oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave etc.) with myself and/or anyone else who happens to be staying in my home at the time.
Help yourself to tea, coffee, sugar, rice and pasta. For health reasons I avoid eating wheat and dairy, so I'm unlikely to have bread or milk stored in the kitchen unless a previous guest has left some here. I might be travelling so I don't have masses of food stored so if something runs low please consider replacing it so that future guests have some basics.
I don't live in luxury, I have been studying a lot over the past few years and working on social circus projects which don't earn me lots of money (but make a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged young people) as well as doing a lot of voluntary work organising circus events and things, so I don't earn lots of money to spend on things I don't really need, for example I don't have a TV or games consoles. But my apartment has all the basic essentials, lots of circus toys and some fitness equipment. I try to keep it clean, and the location is very central.
Interaction with guests
If I am here and not too busy, then I am happy to come and meet you at the train/bus station when you arrive (I have found this to be very helpful when I’m tired from travelling and have just arrived in a new city, so I am very happy to do this for others when I can).
I may be away travelling, working and training circus arts for extended periods of time, but will return home at times in between. Access to keys will be arranged if I am not here when you arrive.
At times I train quite a lot and I'm often busy with various circus related projects, so that can pretty much take over my life. But if I am not too busy I might have time to show you around the city, or invite you to join us if we are juggling/spinning things in the park, or going to watch a show.
I often invite circus friends and other guests from around the world to come and stay in my home, so it is possible there may be others around at the same time you are here.
My flat is located very close to Devonshire Green which is in the city centre.
Ideally located for university students, walking distance to both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield campuses.
Shops, nightclubs, bars and restaurants all very close by.
It's not far to walk to Sheffield Train Station and the Bus Interchange (a lot of the buses will also stop at The Moor shopping area which is very close to my home). The closest tram stop is on West Street.
Please be aware that if you are getting the Megabus to Sheffield, you will most likely arrive at Meadowhall Interchange and not in the city centre, from here you can catch a tram (Stagecoach Supertram) to West Street in the city centre (this is probably the easiest option and will bring you closest to my home, but there are also buses or trains from Meadowhall into the city centre).
If you are coming from abroad, I would suggest flying to Manchester Airport as it is easy to get from there to Sheffield on the train (and likely cheaper than travelling via London). Book train tickets in advance to save money!
Other things to note
I have taken time to complete my profile, describe my home and I have verified my ID. So it is nice to know a bit about anyone I am inviting into my home, so I appreciate when guests take the time to complete their profiles.
No guests are permitted in the flat without my permission (but it's probably fine if you ask me).
No loud noise at unreasonable hours (after 10pm), but it's fine if you want to play music during the day, when I am here training in the daytime then I will often be playing music (I've got to have some good tunes on to hula hoop and exercise to!).
Smoking is allowed inside the apartment, but not in the main entrance to building and communal hallway (I allow smoking in my home, but I try to open windows and let some air in when anyone is smoking, except in the middle of winter and it's too cold to let all the heat out!).
Please keep my home clean and tidy, and be considerate of other guests.
Please help to look after the planet, make sure to turn off water taps properly when you're not using them, as well as lights and other electrical items when not in use.
Please also recycle your waste. We have facilities to recycle paper/card, tins, cans and glass.
Please ensure that you close the main entrance door to my home when you leave or enter (the entrance way to my flat sometimes creates a vacuum and my front door doesn't close completely). Please check when you leave or enter that the door has completely locked shut.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I love circus arts, it is my passion, my work and my life. I have trained in a variety of circus skills, however I initially focused on Hula Hoop (I can spin hoops on almost any part of my body and keep multiple hoops spinning at the same time), and have more recently shifted focus to a new discipline called Cyr Wheel.
Cyr Wheel is basically a giant metal hoop that when stood up comes to a little over my head height (they are custom built to the users height), I grip the wheel and use my body weight to make it spin and do acrobatic moves in. It's pretty fun, a bit scary and it keeps me fit!
I teach classes, perform shows and hand make hula hoops. I organise circus skills training sessions, classes and events. I am a qualified fitness instructor, and I sometimes teach hula hooping as a fitness class in gyms.
My work in circus takes me to countries all over the world, and I like meeting people from different countries and cultures. I can speak a little bit of German and understand a tiny bit of Dutch. I have spent some time travelling around Germany and the Netherlands, teaching hula hoop classes, attending circus conventions and festivals, training and performing. I have visited France, Spain and Switzerland for circus events and training. I have spent a lot of time in New Zealand, as the guys who first introduced me to Cyr Wheel are from there, and I spent a year there on a working holiday visa.
I love sailing and outdoor adventurous type sports. My boyfriend lives on a sailing boat in New Zealand, so I plan to spend time there whenever I can.
I love music (I used to play violin and piano, and although I don't practice now, understanding music helps when working to music with circus arts). When I first moved to Sheffield, I worked at Corporation which is a great venue if you like rock and alternative music, I have seen lots of bands play gigs there.
I am quite a creative person. I like to sew, draw, design and make things.
I am trying to cut down on waste, be more eco friendly, not buy stuff I don't really need and live a more minimalist lifestyle.