Big open space with quirky decoration, up to 6 meter high ceilings, a cozy bedroom and a nice host family are expecting you here in Shanghai. 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. We are living in an old factory building that we renovated ourselves and that we want to share with you. It's our studio, home, showroom and sometimes party space. 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.
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
The loft is our home. So you will be sharing the space with a lovely family of three. How much you want to interact with us is up to you. We both work from home, so we are at home most of the time.
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.
Treat our home the same way as you treat your own home!
Our place is a NON-SMOKING place.
Absolutely beautiful loft and one of the most unique places we've ever stayed. It's fitted with their own art and design pieces. It is also very big and comfortable. Jona and Nina are incredibly hospitable and even welcomed us to enjoy their family hot pot and gave a great massage recommendation. The other consideration would be the distance from both the main city area and their place to the nearest metro station. It was around 70 - 90 rmb from the city and 14 rmb from the nearest metro station. But great if you want to have a different experience in shanghai.
We went to Jonas' house on New year's Eve and it's an absolute delight surprise. The house is exactly like the pictures, if not better! And we were treated to a New year celebration with Jonas and Nina's friends. It was fantastic and we had a lovely time. We never thought of doing the countdown with 'friends' we just met in Shanghai!
Every item in the house is of character and style and you just want to stay there more time to contemplate on the history and work done to each piece of furniture and art in the house! All in all, it's for sure a very special and amazing experience for us.
Jonas and Nina are very helpful hosts. The room is cosy and cleaned up before you stay. The house is entirely clean. You can have your best stay in a great place, with a beautiful family!
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Jonas & Nina (Furniture Designer & Photographer)
Hi, my name is Jonas. I'm from Switzerland but I'm living in China since almost 10 years. I have been living in Beijing for more than two years and now I'm in Shanghai since more than 6 years . I can give you valuable tips for Shanghai, Beijing and some other places in China.
I'm an independent furniture designer and most of the furniture in our loft are made by myself.
Nina, my wife, is from Hubei, China. She has been living in Shanghai for many years. She is very well connected in the art world of Shanghai and can give you good advice about galleries and museums in town. She is a freelance photographer.
The newest addition to our family is our daughter Anna who was born in August 2012.
We both love traveling and we like to host international guests. We also love eating out, so we can recommend some very nice restaurants to you.