About this listing
A large brick home in a historic area of Detroit near canals and river side parks. Your private room in this shared living space allows you the opportunity to really make yourself at home.
Hello! Welcome to Jefferson Chalmers! I have done much traveling, and I know the importance of having a friendly, clean, and safe refuge when traveling in unknown territory. Jefferson Chalmers is the neighborhood that I grew up in, and I have been working on homes here to preserve the community. This home is one of them. It is very large, and had been converted to an open floor plan, so it is perfect for hosting many people. There are five bedrooms shared with longterm roommates and airbnb guests. The home is always full of interesting and friendly people, 2 cats and 1 dog. There are 2 full baths, one with a tub, and one with a shower. A full and open kitchen is available for cooking and storing food. This house was built in the 20s, but has had some major renovation done to the interior. Given the increasing interest in Jefferson Chalmers, and given my need to fund my preservation projects in the community, I decided to make this space available to travelers looking for a quality, laid back living space, for a reasonable price. This provides a place for you, brings awareness to the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood, and funds improvements on the Marlborough block!
The house is fully furnished, and you can make yourself at home here. There is speedy wifi, a lot of space for working or relaxing in communal areas, and a washer and dryer. The neighborhood is filled with beautiful old homes, and a number of parks along the river. There are also canals that run through the neighborhood, and a couple of small single block islands with homes on them! Jefferson Chalmers is working to bring back its shopping district, but there are grocers and restaurants nearby. We can help you find anything you may be looking for. The Grosse Pointes are also situated on the edge of the neighborhood, providing upscale options for shopping if needed.
Interaction with guests
I don't live in this house but I am easy to contact for anything you might need. Guests often find that the roommates in the house are great resources for recommendations. Also, I will send a full list of suggestions for restaurants, grocers, and things to do once your booking is complete.
The housing consists of bungalows and Arts and Crafts houses built in the early 20th Century that have maintained their character and beauty. Most blocks have many owner occupied houses and mowed lawns. The neighborhood is on the Detroit River and is bordered by beautiful river side parks, canals, and residential islands accessible by bridge. The Jefferson-Chalmers Business District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004 and is one of a few early twentieth-century neighborhood commercial districts that still survive in Detroit. During the 1920s, this district along Jefferson was the center of the east-side neighborhood's commercial, social, and cultural life. The district is unique in that two big-band era ballrooms, the cultural fulcrums of the early 20th century social scene, still exist within the district: the Monticello and the Vanity Ballroom.
*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
*Be Nice! :)
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I am 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 OmniCorp Detroit. I am a lover of travel, music, biking, dancing, books, and I try my best to stay informed about current events.
I am laid back, flexible and tidy, and I like to host people that are the same.
Let me know what brings you to town, I enjoy hearing why people come to visit Detroit.