Come stay in Historic New Center, just 3 blocks north of the Fisher Building. There are three adorable blocks of turn of the century homes, including one street with a pedestrian boulevard.
The house is a short distance from many of the attractions and amenities in the Cass Corridor and Cultural Center, but far enough away to be quiet and low-key. There is ample, safe on-street parking along the block in front of the house. We have spacious common areas for working, enjoying a cup of coffee or just relaxing and writing down a list of things to see in Detroit.
There is internet at the house, as well as a washer/dryer for those who have longer stays. Down the street there is a drugstore for last-minute sundries, and on Grand Boulevard there is a donut shop, two diners (including one with chicken and waffles), convenience stores and also a cafe in the beautiful Fisher Building.
We are near two "high-frequency" bus lines, Woodward/53 and Dexter/16, as well as the Fenkell and Hamilton routes. There is also quick access to I-75, I-94 and M-10 for those arriving via car.
We have 4 bedrooms, which are inhabited by me and my partner, roommates and occasional travelers such as yourself. We all have different and busy schedules, but if you manage to meet all of us you won't be disappointed - everyone is friendly. :)
*Let us know as soon as you know arrival and departure times
*Please take shoes off at the door!
*Please clean up after yourself, this is a shared house :)
*Close up the house (first floor doors/windows) if you are the last one out
Hannah & Aragorn are the most wonderful hosts you can imagine. I had a great time at their home, stayed there gor more than a week.
Hannah and Aragorn were awesome hosts. They knew so much about Detroit, were willing to share that in the end, I wished I could have stayed longer to learn more.
The room was very comfortable and private. But the best thing was that staying at Hannah and Aragorn's place was joining a community. I'd totally return for a visit!
Just returned home from our trip to Detroit. Fascinating city and well worth a visit! Our hosts were great and had good tips for places of interest and places to eat, plus how to get around the city. 10 min taxi ride to downtown and in a nice neighbourhood close to the magnificent Fisher Building with cafes, shops, a theatre and a new quirky restaurant. The room was lovely and bright and had a sun room/terrace adjoined which we could enjoy. Really good value, lovely hosts (nice neighbours and roommates too) and if you really are interested in learning more about the city and exploring beyond downtown I would highly recommend.
We had a great stay at Hannah & Aragor´s home. The house is really very cozy and decorated with love for the details. Hannah & Aragorn were very welcoming and shared with us a lot of nessesary information about food in their area and gave us a map that we don´t get lost! ;-) They did much more for us than airbnb hosts usually do, what we really apriciate. Hannah & Aragorn made our stay in Detroit! It was the best airbnb experience we had so far.
Hannah and Aragorn share their unique Detroit knowledge, they care for Detroit, I learned about more details of Detroit and found good rest.
Hannah and Aragorn were great hosts, very helpful and accommodating even when I first arrived and they were out of town. They suggested lots of awesome local sites and attractions and their house is in a great neighborhood and location. Their home absolutely beautiful and with the added surprise of their record player our stay couldn't have been better! We would gladly stay again.
This is our first trip in US. Hannah & Aragorn is excitement host. We have a wonderful time there! If you come to Detroit please come to their place!
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Hannah (also go by Hank!):
I am interested in local Detroit culture, history and politics.
In general I'm interested in urban issues and politics, which describes my graduate and undergraduate academic careers, respectively. I indulge heavily in cynical and critical perspectives on local politics.
You can find me reading / ranting about: urban design, public transit, art, language, gender issues and social justice.
I enjoy good food, meaningful conversations, walkable places, local culture and maps. I also love some good blues and jazz which is in abundant supply in Detroit. I used to live in Mexico and also Chile, so I especially have a soft spot in my heart for latin culture and Mexican / Chilean cultures in particular.
I am a transportation planner by profession, but outside of work I weave, bike around and play soccer for a local rec league. I am a member of OmniCorpDetroit, a makerspace in Eastern Market. I volunteer with our neighborhood association, the Detroit Sound Conservancy, the Citizen Advisory Committee to the Regional Transit Authority, among other organizations. I'm likely to spend a weeknight going to a workshop, public meeting or board meeting.
I am also very passionate about Detroit! I enjoy seeing the changes happening here every day. I have so many good friends that are living their dreams, starting farms, triple bottom line food businesses, working in social justice, urban planning, and creating amazing art projects.
I am currently working in high performance/research computing at Wayne State University and am rehabilitating homes in my old neighborhood, Jefferson Chalmers. In what spare time I have I dabble in art, gardening, cooking, and hackery things at OmniCorpDetroit. I am a lover of travel, music, biking, dancing, books, and I try my best to stay informed about current events.
We are laid back, flexible and tidy, and we like to host people that are the same. Let us know what brings you to town, we enjoy hearing why people come to visit Detroit.