About this listing
Charming 1965 vintage restored Airstream trailer with its own private garden and courtyard in back of property for privacy. Cook in the trailer, or use the outdoor patio and kitchen, wifi in the patio, cafes, buses. Quiet and cozy!
Beautifully renovated vintage Airstream trailor, with it's own private patio and garden offers cozy privacy in the center of Tucson. This early 60's Airstream has a shower, toilet, fridge, sink, coffee service, hotplate, toaster oven and other appliances, and a DVD player. There's Wifi in the outdoor kitchen/ patio area although it's not always accessible in the trailer, and also a microwave. There's a friendly wifi cafe less than a block away, and we also have a barbeque.
I'm an artist with a 40 year career, and my work is found throughout my house, a personal gallery. I am building a new studio where I will teach occasional art workshops, and I love when fellow Creatives come to "join the conversation". Groups may inquire for artist and writer retreats. I'm very interested in green technology, and in the winter a vegetable garden is available to guests. I'm a vegetarian (although you don't need to be).
The University of Arizona is just 15 minutes away with easy access to buses. Three major hospitals are also 15 minutes away. Around the corner is a Cafe, a Mexican Bistro, a Polish restaurant, a health food Chinese restaurant, American breakfast cafe, bakery, and of course a convenience store. Sprouts market is 10 minutes away. Buses to downtown are a block away, and beautiful Sabino Canyon is 20 minutes drive.
Please smoke outside if you're a smoker. I have a big yard on a quiet street that offers great privacy, but this is central Tucson and not pristine desert. There are the occasional sounds of dogs, traffic, sometimes the sounds of children playing.
Please provide a profile or tell me something about yourself. Generally I cannot accept same day reservations.
Private patio, "sun deck" chair, cooking in the trailer and the use of an outdoor kitchen and dining area by the house as well. Wifi is also easily available in the patio.
Interaction with Guests
I enjoy talks, but my experience is that people tend to want privacy, or they are busy with a schedule. I'm always happy to share information, and a cup of tea or coffee!
The neighborhood is convenient and central - not far from the University, downtown, shopping and restaurants, and Reid Park for bike riding, the Zoo, etc.
Buses up and down Broadway are literally around the block.
Other Things to Note
Many people ask what's fun to do, and I always say "Hike up Sabino Canyon, drive up Mount Lemmon, visit the Sonoran Desert Museum, watch the sun set at Gate's Pass, and go to Club Congress downtown if you like to dance and nightclub."
We request guests respect others needs for quiet, and if you are a smoker, please smoke outside (ashtrays are provided).
I'm a professional artist specializing in masks and community arts. I'm 63, love conversation and creativity. I'm a vegetarian, concerned with the environment, and have traveled internationally. I had so many good experiences with B&B's in the British Isles and Europe, where it is very traditional for families to open their homes, that I decided to try it myself. I had the same good experiences when I travelled in Indonesia, and stayed at "home stays".
Because there's a great wifi cafe around the corner, I no longer cook breakfast, but I do enjoy creating a bright, colorful, serene space for the women who come to visit, and am always happy to share what I know about Tucson and the Southwest. I love Arizona, especially its warm, sunny winters.
Renovating the 1962 Airstream trailor in the back yard, and creating a patio for it, has been my latest "art project"..........I love making things old new and inviting.