About this listing
This cozy one bedroom apartment has a full kitchen, gas fire place and spa bath. Right out your back door is a fully functioning organic farm with goats, chickens, bees and pigs. Have a fresh omelet before you take the 10 min train ride downtown!
A farm on the West Side of Chicago? Yep, that's unique!
CTA Green Line will have you down town, to the lake or to Michigan Ave in 11 minutes. Moments to the United Center for a concert, Hawks or Bulls game. Easy access to highways. Plenty of free parking. The bedroom has a comfy queen bed. There are two full size, fold down sofa beds in the main room. The yard is at your disposal with a grill, smoker and patio. There is a bike share Divy station a short walk away.
Interaction with Guests
We can be your host and cater to you and your family with meals, some transportation and concierge service or you can grab a key and be on your way.
East Garfield Park is definitely the inner city! It's also erupting with art. A nationally recognized art corridor both highbrow and underground. Think SoHo in the 70's. We like to run our rebel flag high here. Stop at a beer tasting, check out a painting at a loft gallery, see some mud wrestling, milk a goat and buy some fresh Chevre, grab some BBQ all in one walk.
The Metra, CTA and Kedzie bus are all less than 5 minutes walk. Where are you going? You can get there. Lyft or Uber cab from either airport will cost about $25 and take 20 to 40 minutes.
Other Things to Note
The unit is a garden unit with free laundry and Wi-Fi. There is a full barbeque pit outside big enough to roast a full pig. We have bikes you can borrow and occasionally a car.
No fire. No vomit. No anger.
Folks, Just to let everyone to know that we are adding a pergola to the farm. For the next two weeks the farm will be under construction.
Our quality of life depends on how well we deal with adversity! Feel positive. Live positive. I grew up in a small costal town in Maine. When I turned 19 I realized that I was a closet wanderer. So I hit the road and covered much of the U.S. and all of Europe. I taught skiing in the Rockies and rode my BMW R65-LS from coast to coast. When I was in Europe I was amazed at how willing people were to open their homes to a total stranger. I had one of my best experiences living with a family in Romania in the Carpathian Mountains. Amazing! I feel this is the best way possible to travel. It's part of why I love Air B&B. Hotel shmotel! Live the life of the area. That's an experience. Now my wandering days are over. I'm rooted in one of the coolest communities I know. Rich with art and spirit. I have two amazing girls that help me garden, can, collect eggs and milk. My husband is a world class chef and former Chicago S.W.A.T. officer and I tour with an ABBA tribute band but don't hold that against me. I hope you like it here half as much as we do!!