About this listing
An old factory building transformed into a cool loft. Big open space with quirky decoration, up to 6 meter high ceilings, a cozy bedroom and a nice host is expecting you. The loft is located within one of the many creative parks in Shanghai.
Didn't you always dream about living in a cool loft? Now you have the chance to do so, at least during your stay in Shanghai.
In 2010 we renovated an old factory building to be our home and our work studio. We used a lot of reclaimed material for the renovation. Reclaimed old bricks for the wall structure, reclaimed wood for the living room floor, repurposed old furniture, reclaimed pallets and other old wood for furniture. Have a look at the pictures, they speak for themselves. Our place is a little bit out of the center of Shanghai, but hey, here you meet the real China.
We have been living in this place for the past 5 years but now (September 2015) we had to move out due to the fact that the kindergarten of our daughter is too far away. The place still looks as in the pictures and Jonas will be there almost every day for work. Nina will also come occasionally for work. But in the evening you will have the whole loft for yourself.
Our loft is located in one of the many creative parks of Shanghai. We are surrounded by wedding photo studios, artist studios and other creative offices. There are also a couple of restaurants and coffee shops within the creative park.
Although up north, the loft is only a 25 minute metro ride away from downtown. Take the time to stay here and soak up the creativity! This is truly a unique space in Shanghai, one that would be very difficult to find else where! We look forward to meeting you in Shanghai and making sure your stay is enjoyable.
You will have your own room and we won't disturb you there. Everything else is shared. But feel free to use the kitchen to cook for yourself (or even for us) or to relax on the sofa in our living room.
Interaction with Guests
Since we are not living in the loft any more, interaction with our guest has been reduced a bit. We will try our best to personally welcome you and show and explain everything to you. Sometimes this might not be possible and then we will ask a friend to take over. Jonas will be in the loft almost everyday for work during normal working hours and Nina will come for work as well once in a while. In the evening you will have the whole loft for yourself.
You can always reach us by phone or email if you need any assistance.
The creative park is located in Yangpu district. Yangpu district is famous for Tongji and Fudan university and the Wujiaochang shopping area. Another highlight is Gongqing Forrest Park which is within walking distance from our place. It's one of the biggest and nicest parks in Shanghai. The immediate surrounding of the creative park is just simple Chinese neighbourhood.
The nearest subway station is Xiangyin Rd. station on line 8. To get there, it's a 20 minutes walk or a short taxi ride.
From Pudong airport I would recommend to come by taxi. That takes about 1 hour and cost about RMB150. From Hongqiao airport it's about 40 minutes and RMB100.
For your departure we can organize a private driver to pick you up at the loft and bring you to the airport or train station. Just let us know at least one day in advance.
Other Things to Note
After your reservation is confirmed, I will send you an email with a map and detailed description how to find the loft. Please use this map and not the map provided by Airbnb app to find our place!
Treat our home the same way as you treat your own home!
Our place is a NON-SMOKING place.