Walk 25" Cornell (or bus); walk 10-15" Aldi's/GreenStar/downtown, farmer's markets, waterfalls/lake/trails! Rooms for grad students/scholars in quiet home of artist/birder/educator. Non-smoking, clean, fragrance-free home (e.g. no colognes, no perfumed lotions, no detergents like Tide, ...), vegetarian kitchen (no meat/fish, eggs/dairy ok), patio/garden. Preference for LONG-STAYS (prices vary by season). Loaner-bike by reservation. Please read HOUSE RULES to ensure compatibility.
Well maintained 5BR/2BA, owner-occupied, 1890's home under mature maple trees on quiet street. Permaculture garden/patio/sitting porch, bird feeders,.... GUEST ROOM #2 is on second floor with comfy futon bed, strong wifi, desk, large closet. View of surrounding treetops and garden (much bird activity, you may even see deer, raccoon, possum, rabbit, chipmunk, squirrel....). Shower on first floor unless otherwise discussed. Well-maintained 5BR/2BA 1890's home under mature maple trees in quiet family neighborhood. Eco-practices (compost, recycle, cooperative, conserve water/energy, brief showers).
• SHORT-STAYS: toaster/microwave/fridge, coffee/tea 24/7
• LONG-STAYS (7+ days): above plus cooking/washer/dryer (one load/week)
• SHARED SPACES: kitchen, dining/living room, garden patio
• Carbon-filtered water, ice-maker
• Shared loaner bike half-day, use at your own risk (24-hour-notice reservation)
Interaction with guests
I like to socialize if we share a connection and there is time, but I know your time may be short and your work-load heavy, so I am fine if we don't socialize too. I am very busy with projects myself; and since I work from home most days, I appreciate it if you save questions for check-in or before or after my work-day starts when possible. Even better, if you could read the detailed orientation book I made for you. Also, please note: this is a home-stay with shared spaces, not a hotel and not a hostel. I am sharing my home with you. So please be extra tidy in shared spaces, ask before borrowing something; and if you break something, please let me know ASAP. Thank you, and I look forward to meeting you!
Other things to note
--Please read House Rules and ask questions to ensure compatibility.
--This is an ecohouse, which means we conserve water, turn lights off when leaving a room, cool house with night air, compost/recycle, wear a sweater and socks when cold.
--Vegetarian kitchen (dairy/eggs ok, no meat/fish)
--No eating snacks or food in bedrooms (tea ok)
--No perfumed products (good hygiene and deodorant necessary)
--No visitors dropping by or waiting inside, no quick tours
--No street shoes in house (indoor slippers with tread recommended)
--Quiet hours 9PM-8AM (no cooking/washer/dryer after 9PM)
--Lock main door 24/7, coming and going
--Dry and put dishes away before leaving kitchen
--Keep showers brief (5 minutes), tidy and vent shared bathroom
--Long-stays help with chores and may be asked to sign a lease (fall only)
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Welcome to the EcoHome! My name is Sandy, and I've been hosting international guests since 2009, before Airbnb started! I am a conservation educator, artist, avid birder, and author/originator of the Cayuga Basin Bioregion Map. I work part-time as a substitute teacher and part-time on writing and art projects or in the garden. I grew up in southern California and northern Florida, and I have lived in Ithaca for 25+ years now. I am a world-traveler and made an orientation booklet to make your stay in Ithaca as easy as possible. I look forward to meeting you!