Stay in a cave with changemakers

House - Private room · East Nittany Avenue, State College, PA 16801, United States

(website hidden): the home for changemakers

Your host, Spud
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(website hidden): the home for changemakers

The Space

The (website hidden) is a global network of co-living spaces for world-changers. The flagship home is based in State College, PA and is home to 20 residents comprising a mix of students and young professionals. The home is in the heart of downtown State College and a 5 minute walk to Penn State campus. The residents living there have been carefully selected as some of the most driven, passionate and curious individuals we could find who share a passion for entrepreneurship, sustainability and innovation (amongst other things). For more information about the home, please visit www-thecospace-com.

Located in the home is a single room dedicated for visitors. This room allows others to connect to the home during short stays and contribute their knowledge, skills, and wisdom to the community. The room is 400 sq ft and includes a twin daybed, pop-up trundle, desk and closet space. The room has a private bathroom on the second floor (and as you can see from the pictures, it is a bathroom unlike most you have probably used). The room is themed as a cave and the stairway leading to your private room is designed to resemble the inside of a mining shaft.

This is a rare and unique opportunity for Penn State alumni, guest professors, and visitors to State College who hope to connect with some of the top students and young professionals in the area and get a glimpse of where the community is heading.

Guest Access

As a guest of the home, you have full use of the kitchen and any communal food. The kitchen is fully stocked with commercial-grade equipment and we occasionally have large community dinners - so if the timing aligns, you are welcome to join us!

Interaction with Guests

We do everything we can to make your stay an enjoyable one. If you are looking to make connections with members of the community or faculty at Penn State, we are happy to offer our network to you. When you arrive, we'll show you the house and then help you get situated. Often times if you are looking for a good place to eat, someone in the house will be more than likely to go with you and show you around.

The Neighborhood

Everything is incredibly walkable.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Cancellation: Moderate
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  • I really enjoyed my stay in the Cave with the change makers. The house had everything I needed along with a VERY big kitchen with everything you could need. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to know some of the residents. Keep up the great work. You have created a really great space for young minds to network and thrive!!!! I hope to come and stay again this year!

    July 2014
  • This place is awesome! I had a great experience, everyone was very helpful, friendly and welcoming. Hope I get to come back and visit soon!

    July 2014
  • Spud and his co residents helped me greatly! My foot got hurt on the way from New York and the residents were very kind to drop me to the University, provide me ice packs etc. I had a comfortable stay with them.

    June 2014
  • I loved it! Great stay, Great sleep and a neet "cave" bathroom. Brought me back to the days when I got to participate in similar Change-Makers groups when I was a grad student. Spud is good, too...just a neat guy who is making a difference in this world and in peoples' lives.

    June 2014
  • My wife and I had a nice stay at the cave. We were in town for graduation and therefore not in the house very often. Wish I had more time to chat with the host as there were a lot of ideas floating around the house.

    May 2014
  • A (email hidden).space made for another great weekend in Happy Valley for Christiana and me, this time enjoying the pleasant spring weather. Spud and the other residents were again more than accommodating, taking care of all of our needs as guests and creating a very pleasant atmosphere. Spud even went out of his way to give us an exciting and unique weekend tour of the new New Leaf Initiative co-working/entrepreneur incubator space at the Borough Municipal Building! I highly recommend that if you're looking to stay in State College, you look no further than the (website hidden)!

    April 2014
  • Spud and his merry gang of changemakers gave me a warm welcome in their lively house. The great part about the cave setup is if you need to retreat for work or rest, the room is nicely separate from the rest of the house, but if you want some social time it's easily available. With such a large group under one roof, you can pretty much find whatever experience you want—board games, group movie night, or outdoor adventures. The kitchen, often the hub of conversation, had everything I needed for my visit. Spud took me on a walking tour of town that included a stop at the Creamery for the largest ice cream cone I've ever encountered. Looking forward to joining the fun again soon.

    April 2014
  • This is a fantastic space and opportunity. Spud and all of the residents at (website hidden) are inviting and welcoming. During my short visit, I had the opportunity to meet and brainstorm with a number of them, and I'm in awe of their drive and talent. In terms of accommodations, this parallels a wonderfully themed bed-n-breakfast, and they clearly put in a lot of thought and effort to make guests feel at home. I have no reservations in recommending that you check out (website hidden) when you visit State College. Looking forward to next time!

    April 2014
  • I am so glad I snagged a (email hidden).space while I was in town for a hackathon. There are some people you instantly click with and Spud was one of them for sure. The entire place is Instagrammable (and believe me, I took many pics). Since I was sponsoring a 36 hour hackathon, Spud was kind enough to adjust my checkin time so I could get a little extra zzzzs. The resident were very nice to me and I loved the startup vibe. It didn't hurt that it seriously upped my cool factor by telling students I was saying there. Can't wait for this concept to expand across the country so I always have an excellent place to stay!

    April 2014
  • Very cool space, very friendly people. The future innovative people have a great place to stay. Everyone I met was very welcoming and friendly. I would definitely stay again.

    March 2014
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Hi, my name is Spud and I am the Chief Catalyst for the (website hidden) (www-thecospace-com), an international network of homes for changemakers founded in State College, PA. I find myself to be an avid connector, relentless optimist and serial entrepreneur in the social innovation field. Aside from my work with the (website hidden), I enjoy facilitating and coaching emerging social entrepreneurs and work with universities and foundations around the country. Apart from these organizations that keep me well-occupied, I have a slight obsession with fog machines and hate wearing shoes. Whenever I get a free second, I love getting outside to enjoy what central PA has to offer (hiking, soccer, frisbee golf, ultimate, volleyball, etc). But I have been known to wander and enjoy traveling around the world in search of the next great breakthroughs and the people behind them leading change in the world. I am joined by fellow co.spacer, Will Ferguson, who serves as the dedicated State College Guest Host. Will is a sophomore at Penn State and is actively working to build the entrepreneurship ecosystem in State College. Between the two of us, we are more than happy to welcome you to our town and make your stay relaxing, enjoyable, and memorable!
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