About this listing
co-space: the home for changemakers
The co-space 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.
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.
Everything is incredibly walkable.
Be Awesome. Contribute to Other's Ideas. Leave Inspired.
The co-space is an opportunity for people who want to make the world a better place to live and convene. As a guest, we simply ask that you contribute to that energy in your own unique way.
This was an absolutely awesome place to stay. The people that live at (website hidden) are all incredibly welcoming and friendly and I felt very much at home. I felt very comfortable coming and going as needed and using the space to complete work or relax. The highlight of the time there was eating the group meal on Wednesday night prepared by some of the people that live there. This really gave my partner and I a chance to connect with everyone, share great food and have very intellectually stimulating conversation. I highly recommend participating in this weekly tradition if at all possible when staying with them. At night it was a little loud on the streets since it is right in the middle of campus but that is to be expected. If i return to State College I won't be staying anywhere else.
Dustin & Shelby were excellent hosts. It was a great opportunity tu experience life as a Penn State Student. The house is very well located. Just a few blocks from the university´s main entrances, student´s apartments and fraternities. The property is kept spotless and area feels completely safe (well, the whole city feels very safe). Thanks guys, I will be contacting you on my next trip to visit my daughter.
This is a really neat place to stay! It was clean and boasts unique fixtures in the bathroom (sink and shower) that you won't find in a normal hotel. It was as pictured in the posting, and really cool to see in person!
The was a great place to stay. Dustin and Shelby were great hosts. See more from my back to back stay review.
This place was great! Spud and Dustin were super friendly and on site for any questions we might have had. We were in town for a wedding so had a lot of obligations throughout our stay. Spud and Dustin and their housemates were very sweet in keeping our pup company while we were away. The place was funky and unique. It was clean and had everything we needed. We would definitely stay there again!
Had a great time staying here! Hosts were very friendly and everything went very smoothly. We actually got way more than I expected from an air bnb. They had a Keurig coffee machine in the room and body wash conditioner and shampoo in the shower and everything was super clean. I would certainly recommend staying here as it was a really cool place in a great location and it exceeded all of my expectations. I will certainly try and stay here any other time I visit State College.
Off season around Penn State is quite. The bed and show are upstair away from everything else and allows private time if needed. Having the stairs directly off the kitchen was great because it always allowed you to bump into someone and strike up a conversation. Everyone was friendly and kind. I will (email hidden)(website hidden) every year that the conference I attended is at Penn State.
About the Host, Dustin & Shelby
Hi, we're Dustin and Shelby, the two House Managers for the (website hidden)! (www-thecospace-com). We refer to the (website hidden) as the home for changemakers and are based in State College, PA. There are 20 of us that live here year-round, and we have a variety of skills and interest - from sustainable agriculture to social entrepreneurship to community service.
More about Dustin: I'm the Founder and President of GreenTowers, an urban agricultural and environmental design company that specializes in creating self-contained polycultures (aquaponics).
More about Shelby: I work for Calvary Church doing local outreach, that is: hanging out with the homeless, those in jail, and coordinating service projects mostly. Two random things I really love are picnics and carpooling.
Between the two of us, we are more than happy to welcome you to our town and make sure your stay is relaxing, enjoyable, and memorable!