Private room
3 Guests
2 Beds
Per Night
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For less than the price of a motel, we offer this simple, clean room with a private entrance and private bathroom, in our solar-powered urban homestead. Ample parking. Self-serve coffee and tea included. Discounts for stays of one week or more.

Interior room. The large windows are the heating system in this passive-solar house.

Interior room. The large windows are the heating system in this passive-solar house.

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The Space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $25
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

JP Green House is a energy-positive homestead in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston. The house is fully powered by sunlight, using electricity from solar panels, and passive-solar design for heat and hot-water. Our yard is an organic community garden used by four local families.

This is a GREAT DEAL! We rent two spaces, and this one is meant for the budget traveler. You'll find it clean, pleasant, basic and friendly.


A double bed, shelves, chairs and a desk; a chest-of-drawers (A single loft-bed is also available.)
Clean sheets and towels
FREE PARKING close to public transport
COFFEE AND TEA in the room
KITCHEN: Use the fridge or microwave anytime.
OUTDOOR PATIO in garden.
WASHER/DRYER: For use in the basement, $2/load.
BIKES (and helmets and locks!) for rent for $10/day.

SUMMER GUESTS please note that there is NO AC in the house. It is well shaded and cooled by fans.

You're in a family space: There are children in this household, and we get up at 6 am weekdays. If you are a late-sleeper this may not be the place for you, as some household sounds in the mornings are inevitable.

There is a DOG in the house. He does not enter the guest room, but will be in the kitchen and common areas. He is very friendly and loves people.

Want a FULL, PRIVATE APARTMENT with a kitchenette? See our other listing JP Green House: Garden Apartment here

Guest Access

Guests have a private room, bathroom and entrance.
A washer/dryer is available for use in the basement for $2/load.
Two road bikes are available for rental for $10/day/each. (Helmets too!)

Interaction with Guests

We are available for as much interaction as the guests desire. Total privacy is fine, but we are always happy to chat and help.

The Neighborhood

We provide maps, directions and advice on the area. Jamaica Plain is a funky, alternative, multi-cultural community. It has many good restaurants, coffee-shops and bars, and several famers markets. There are fun thrift shops and boutiques for shopping, and an abundance of green space, including the Arnold Arboretum. All of this is within 1-2 miles of our house--a good walk or quick bus ride.

Getting Around

TRANSPORTATION: It's a 3/4-mile walk from our house to the Forest Hills T Station (metro). At this transportation hub you can get on the metro, catch a bus to almost anywhere, or get a cab. There is ample FREE PARKING by the house.

Other Things to Note

Allergy Info: Be aware that the household includes a dog. (The dog is not allowed in the guest room.) We use only natural cleaning products throughout the house. There are rugs but no carpets.

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House Rules

Quiet times are 9pm-8am. Please note that there are children in the house getting up for school at 6 am on Thursdays and Fridays. This is not the ideal place for late-sleepers!

All overnight guests must be booked through Airbnb. If you plan to have visitors to your room please check with us beforehand.

No smoking or drugs in the house. Moderate drinking ok. No candles or any open flames.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay
Double bed is comfortable.

Double bed is comfortable.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Member since February 2012


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