The "Treehouse" is a cozy hideaway on the 3rd floor of a 10-room house built in 1903. The room looks out into trees and over a garden. A bath shared with other long-term tenants and guests is on the 2nd floor; a half bath is on the 1st. (Baths are shared by all other guests in the house.) A ceiling fan cools the room on hot days.
An oasis in the city. The house with side porch is on a shaded double lot. The third floor room is quiet, private, cozy.
Accès des voyageurs
Bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, kitchen, dining room.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
I enjoy helping guests get oriented to the neighborhood, city, state. If you need help getting to and from the bus or airport, let me know. I'm usually available at 9:00am to prepare a vegetarian breakfast.
The house does not have air conditioning. We cool with fans.
Don't let out Smokey the cat.
Let me know your ARRIVAL TIME as soon as possible so I can plan my day. Generally, check in is after 3:00 pm; check out by 10:30 am.
SAFETY AND SECURITY: No candles or other open flames.
Do not leave open doors or 1st floor windows unattended.
Parents with young children must supervise them at all times as the house is not child-safe (no locks on cabinets; no gates on stairs).
BE RESPECTFUL of other housemates and guests.
Clean up the kitchen, bath, and other common areas after using them; e.g., Wipe down stove and counter tops after preparing food. Clean hair from tub drain after bathing.
Hang wet towels on hooks on doors - not on furniture.
No drug use or excessive drinking.
Quiet down after 10:00 pm.
BREAKFAST is available to guests staying 6 days or less.
There's no on street PARKING in Providence without a permit. Guests may need to negotiate order of parking so everyone can easily get out in the mornings.
EMERGENCY information is posted on the refrigerator.
First aid supplies are in the lower cupboard in the 2nd floor hallway.
I enjoy making people feel comfortable in my home. I also enjoy traveling. A trip in 2015 to Iceland for 12 days was a marvel with continuous opportunities for taking pictures. Staying at guesthouses with shared kitchens was a great way to meet other travelers. Peru was the destination for 2017. Machu Picchu was breathtaking. Hiking in Colca Canyon at 12,000 feet was exhausting. (My next trip will be less strenuous.)
I've been an ESL teacher, a community organizer, and a curriculum developer with consulting experience in several countries, particularly in Sierra Leone (see photos on flickr/khlynsky). I chair a neighborhood association, manage a monthly book sale at the neighborhood library, and write a monthly newsletter.
It's hard to hear music without wanting to dance, especially swing and Argentine tango. A native English speaker, I can get by in Spanish.