My studio is quiet, calm, and just a little eccentric. It's a nice place to unwind and rest, with quick access to pretty much any part of the city via nearby I-44.
(Before requesting to stay with me, please see the note at the end of this description, thanks.)
My place is a funky and modern one-room studio that takes its cues from a hodgepodge of styles, with an emphasis on natural and reclaimed materials. 400 square feet. Surprisingly comfortable and livable. Centrally located in the city with quick access to I-44.
The studio is effectively the remodeled, detached garage of a 1920's brick house, in front. The outside shell of the studio is a bit decrepit but the inside has been completely gutted and refurbished to my liking. Which means it is eclectic and a bit out of the ordinary.
It was important to me to use as many materials and processes as I could that were natural and non-toxic. So I chose to use things like natural stone; natural wood; existing concrete; tree branches; wood and concrete stains made from iron oxide (apple cider vinegar + rusted steel wool) and iron sulphate (garden additive + coffee grounds); paints and sealers that were low voc; reclaimed/found/bartered materials from street curbs and secondhand outlets; cleaning products derived from common kitchen ingredients; and on and on.
The space can comfortably accommodate two people, though it could theoretically sleep seven (full size bed, full size air mattress, two couches, hammock). Let's don't try that, though: in such a small space it would be a royal mess.
Please note: Thus far I have consciously left the house unplugged (NO TV, NO INTERNET) so as to make it more of a retreat and less of a life-suck. I want my home to be a place that encourages reading, sleeping, eating, thinking, entertaining, praying, or playing music more than a place that encourages zoning out in front of the television or getting lost in an endless pattern of websurfing. That said, I know these amenities can be both helpful and important to guests. So I will consider adding them if there is enough interest.
What else should I say? Feel free to ask questions...
-Clean towels and sheets and soap
-Full access to kitchen, pots, pans, blender, dishes, etc
-French press coffee pot and loose-leaf teapot available
-Built in stereo system for listening to music
I'll meet you at whatever time we arrange, give you the key, show you where everything is, and answer any questions you may have.
Nothing special to say about my particular neighborhood block. There is a fire station nearby so sirens are not uncommon. The neighborhood directly west of me is gorgeous, if you enjoy driving or walking around and looking at nice, old houses.
There is a bus stop a block away, but the public transportation in Oklahoma City is very poor.
Getting to and from the airport is about a 15 minute jump on nearby I-44.
Please help me say "yes" to your request to stay in my home by first taking some time to fill out your profile, add pictures of yourself, get some referrals from friends, establish some verification from AirBnB, etc. As a potential host, I want to get a feel for who is asking to have access to my home when I'm not there, so I'm looking for reasons to trust you. An empty, brief, or vague profile doesn't do that. Thanks!
This IS a peaceful place to stay. Mark is a thoughtful host and worked with us to get us a place to stay even though we made the reservation very last minute. And, we appreciated having coffee, fruit and healthy foods for a light morning breakfast. The space is very clean and contemporary. The location is close to many of the things we like to do while in Oklahoma City, but at the same time it was very quiet, so it makes a great place to stay.
I can't say enough about my stay at Marks place. He was super accommodating and quickly responded to anything I needed. His place is extremely clean and comfortable. You'll appreciate that there isn't internet and find how relaxed you can be without distractions. Also, be sure to check out 23rd St Antiques owned by his parents. Charming store!
Mark was the best host we could have asked for. He was quick to respond to questions, on time, and extremely accommodating. His apartment is gorgeous, peaceful, relaxing, and a great place to clear your head. There was even really great coffee and a french press for a to use in the morning! We had a wonderful experience staying with him. If you are in OKC, Mark's place is the way to go.
Mark was a fantastic host and his self-built place was amazing. Nice touches in every corner of the house! I'd recommend anyone stay with him especially Airbnb first timers.
Mark place was awesome! Very peaceful and cozy! Definitely check it out if you're needing a place in okc.
Great host! Amazing place! Everything went very smoothly. Highly recommend Mark's place if you are staying in OKC!!!
mark's place is awesome. it is private, close to everything, has two guitars and lots of books. mark is super interesting to chat to. wiah we had more time to chat! he was super suportive too as I had quite the drive to his place. i highly recomend staying here!!!
My husband and I had a great stay at the studio. Check-in and out was easy, the place was very clean, all of the fixtures were new or modern and everything was natural or organic which made everything feel that much cleaner. The iPod speaker hook-up was also a nice feature, and we had a great selection of fruit in the morning too.
Great experience at Mark's place! He was there to greet me and answered any questions I had. His place is great, just like the pictures show, nice colors and very clean. Mark was available for any issues I had and was willing to come out and help even late at night. Great place to stay, a quick 10-15 minute drive to Oklahoma University medical center, and about an equal distance to the airport. Would definitely stay here again!
I spent only a short night at Mark's place in Oklohama city. Mark is an excellent host whose place is very clean andMark'ser) neatly organized. The only thing missing (for me) was an internet connection but we improvised and I got access by parking outside of Mark's parents shop where i could get onto their WiFi network.