About this listing
Private room in Unpretentious, Artsy, Urban, Micro-Farm & Mini-Spa 1950's home w' WiFi. Ayurvedic themed rooms. (pitta, kapha, vata). Center of city. 3 mins to both freeways, bike paths and city bus. Uber available.
100% NO SMOKING. NO ILLEGAL DRUGS. Vaping OK.
Every room includes chroma therapy (colored light therapy), electronic massage chair, sound spa, desk, reading light, dream catcher, queen bed, fan, heater, yoga mat, full size mirror, towels, Albuquerque maps and guides. The house has 24/7 video surveillance and an alarm on the door.
Micro-farm: chickens, ducks, dwarf angora goats, angora bunnies, all free-range, living together and very domestic and friendly. Honey bees and fruit trees out front. Veggie and herb bed seasonally.
Micro-spa: Full body electronic massage chair, salt water Hottub, Bright light therapy (lux 10,025), Steam Sauna, Infrared Sauna, chroma therapy. The house is designed with Feng shui, color therapy and ayurveda.
Interaction with guests
I live here and will meet you at the door, but YOU MUST LET ME KNOW at booking approximate arrival time! Albuquerque has A LOT to offer; Affordable and Authentic. Let me know what you are looking for and I will help you find it faster. (food, art, culture, nature, nightlife, spirit, etc.) If you are just here to sleep, let me know.
Center of city. 1/3 acre park half block away. Award winning, locally owned, Coffee shop (Napolli) and Local Breweries (La Cumbre, Distillery 365, Left Turn Distillery, Santa Fe Brewing Company, Altitude Sports Bar, Canteen Brewhouse) IN WALKING DISTANCE! Green Jeans Farmery is a commercial plaza build of re-purposed shipping containers, with restaurants like Rockin' Taco, Soup Dog, Amore Pizza, Rustic on the Green, Chilln (organic ice cream) and others. 3 mins by car or 18 mins walk.
First, I am literally exactly 1 minute off the center of the city by car. The UBER service is very good. The freeways cross and you can go anywhere in the minimum amount of time; great for people who want to experience everything Albuquerque and beyond. Second, I am less than a block away from multiple city buses, which, for $2 will take you all over the city and to the train, bus, and airplane. Its $11 round trip train to Santa Fe on the local train. Third, you can rent a bike, helmet & lock from me for $10 a day. Inquire ahead of time for availability. There is lots of free street parking.
Other things to note
The outside is not finished. Expect this. There is a 1/3 acre grassy park with playground, gym and walking path half a block away.
1. Don't be a jerk.
2. Clean up after yourself.
3. No smoking. no illegal drugs. Vapes OK.
4. At booking, give me an approximate (at least) arrival time. Check in is anytime after 3pm.
5. Check out is before 11am.
6. Use airbnb system.
7. DO NOT PARK in front of my neighbors house! Park in front of, even at the opposite side of my house. In a pinch to the south is ok, but unlikely needed.
8. Your "pet" and/or "animal" is a guest. Add he/she.
9. No local short term bookings.
Ten years ago, I nearly died, 9 times. I lived (obviously I am not speaking through the grave), not everyone did. For someone who catches a mere cold only once every 7 years, the 2 year recovery to do basic things like drive a car, plan a meal or sleep, was world shattering. Besides losing my spectacular health, I lost my career and harmed or maimed important relationships, some irreparably. Previous to the experience, I held no debt. After paying medical bills (the largest bills I have ever experienced) I decided, to buy a house for the same amount I spent on the bills and create a healing place so I can rebuild resilient health. I spent a year with the initial remodel of the house but it is an ongoing endeavor.
Initially I rented rooms to graduate students and it shows. Lots of reading nooks and desks. I started with airbnb in June 2013 and it has been a great success. I would like to offer the opportunity to stay at my home to people interested. I intend to eventually be a therapeutic foster parent for teens. When this works out, the house will no longer be available. I set up a : ) BOOpage called Albuquerque Micro-Farm, where you see more pictures, and experience the labyrinth, and small videos of the animals.
I am a TEDhead, Life-hacker, U.S. Soldier, Vegetarian, Researcher, Artist, Permaculture Enthusiast, Psychology/Social Work Student. I believe in and constantly strive for resilient health. I've can't resist a dance flash mob :) A 'Foodie', yes I take pictures of food, often.
FAVS: Movie: The Wizard of Oz/currently, The Wolverine; Book: The Velveteen Rabbit, and whatever Malcolm Gladwell recently wrote; Music: Lead Me On (Amy Grant), club remixes of pop songs, Super Mashups; Food: Pizza; Destination: My Hammock (w' book); Show: currently, The Fosters, generally The Colbert Report.
I have many life mottos:
If it doesn't move you, whats the point.
No matter how trustworthy he seams, never give your gun to a monkey.
You can never trust quotes on the internet- Abraham Lincoln.
If life gives you Melons, you may be dyslexic.
At the end of the day, the issue is always, the person in the mirror.
What doesn't kill you...Will really F*** you up!
Never Drink and Derive.
If you think you can, or if you think you can't, you are correct; Choose wisely.
Should I go this way or that way? Well it depends on where you want to end up.