A separate entrance leads to the office, eat-in kitchen, and living room with fireplace and Murphy bed. A screened porch opens onto the private backyard with hammock. Guests are welcome to share meals and facilities at the Center for Human Science.
… Located with its own separate entrance at the back of the Pink House, this cheerful, well-equipped, compact apartment is right in the heart of things yet extremely private. Short of living in a sorority, there is no closer place to the UNC Hospital or Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Social Work,
… Despite the convenience of its location, the apartment is surprisingly private. You enter through a bright and cheerful office with a side door into a large, screened-in porch which opens onto a private backyard with hammock. A second door leads into a fully-equipped eat-in kitchen. You pass the bathroom with tub on the way to the living room where comfortable armchairs flank a small dresser, a decorative fireplace, large mirror, and a small closet. Where’s the bedroom? you ask. You’re looking at it. A queen-sized Murphy bed is waiting for you to pull down, fully made.
... This apartment is part of the Center for Human Science, which consists of seven air-conditioned houses on its own 2-acre campus in the heart of Chapel Hill. Run by a charity chartered in 1981 to promote interdisciplinary communication in the behavioral and social sciences (it conducted the famous Nags Head oceanfront conferences for 25 years), the Center provides short- and long-term accommodations to graduate students, faculty, and members of the general public interested in understanding the world we live in. It also sponsors lectures and seminars.
… Breakfast, snacks, fruit, and coffee are available 24/7 in the breakfast nook of 219 McCauley next door (see House Manual for entry code). The nook is equipped with microwave, toaster oven, and instant hot water for tea.
… Happy Hours are frequently held in the Quorum dining room, whose bar was relocated from a favorite watering spot in Research Triangle Park.
... The covered porch at 219 McCauley has rocking chairs and a swing overlooking the street. It is a great place for reading and quiet reflection. Soon, the back deck will have shaded seating and tables.
... The seminar room has a large screen projection TV.
… Wooden (12), metal (6), and tile (4) picnic tables, park benches (7), hammocks (4), hanging swings (
... The shaded grove between 219 and 223 may beckon you with its grill, tables, and hammocks - perfect for lazy days and nights from March through November.
... A computer lab, library, indoor swimming pool and rudimentary gym are located in another adjacent building, for which you will be given the entry code if you wish. The "Endless" swimming pool has an adjustable current, allowing you to swim at your own pace for as long as you like without turning.
... An elegant livingroom w/ fireplace, kitchen/dining room with fireplace, sunroom, and porch in 213 can be booked separately for all or part of your stay, if you would like to entertain guests for dinner or a party (see "Party room next to UNC and downtown")
... A washer/dryer in the garage will soon be available for guest use.
… There is a basketball court and a covered bike shed, with some bikes available for your use (they may require use of an air pump).
… Finally, there is an awesome two-person swing and a bronze elephant, suitable for riding by both children and adults!
Interaction with guests
... Your host lives in an adjacent building and can suggest things to do, places to go, and answer any questions you may have.
... You may share meals in the dining room with Fellows at the Center for Human Science, and attend Center events.
... Or you can stay to yourself, as you please.
... Your unit is individually keyed.
Other things to note
Change in Reservation:
Because this room is occasionally in demand for guests here for longer stays, we reserve the right to upgrade you to alternative Center accommodations suitable to the size of your party for no additional cost. If you have any additional specifications for the room, we will try our best to accommodate those in the alternate housing.
Pests: Pests are an unfortunate fact of life in NC, especially in historic houses and well-treed properties. However, many guests object to the use of conventional pesticides. We have engaged Sage Pest Control, an environmentally friendly company that uses chrysanthemum-based products to provide guaranteed treatments. If you see any ants, roaches, mosquitoes or spiders, please report the problem to the company and they will send someone over. The contact information will be provided in the House Manual.
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I am a part time student and historical reenactor, I have a fascination with the history of humans and how they developed new techniques and tools throughout the world. I'm a student of Anthropology with a fascination with metals and their role in human societal development, and have presented posters at Archaeological conferences in Seattle and Quebec on the subject of the First Colony in the New World.