About this listing
Before you request dates or message us, please fill out your Airbnb profile with a photo and description of yourself and be sure you read this listing description all the way thru - we are not your average Airbnb space so make sure you'll feel at home here before requesting space. Our house is in the downtown arts district - walk to EVERYTHING AWESOME - farmer's market, cafes, the light rail, museums, Convention Center, ASU downtown, etc. Convenient location for the 1st & 3rd Friday art walk.
We live in a cozy, cute 1920s house in the heart of downtown.
We are very "green", eco-friendly, progressive house - our home reflects this. We have reusable toilet paper, a compost pile, lots of books on spirituality, sexuality, relationships and the like. If stuff like this freaks you out - please move along and find a space that's more suited to you.
Don't worry though - we've also got all the comforts of the 21st century - a washer and dryer, a giant T.V., high speed internet, and "real" toilet paper.
YOUR SPACE: this listing is for our private guest room. It has a king size Temperpedic mattress, a small writing desk and a small dresser with a space to hang a few things.
Our house is mostly quiet and peaceful - we work from home, like to cook at home and are general home bodies. Please respect our quiet hours of 11pm to 8am - we've set these hours because again - our house is small, your bedroom shares a wall with another bedroom, the bathroom is right outside of the if you are going to be up in the morning early, or awake/out at night later - just be extra considerate and mindful.
Our house is a great space for conference-goers or people in town to explore the art's district. It's not a great place for concert-goers or anyone in town to party, hit the bars downtown, or generally be out late.
Kitchen is not available for use before 8am! Our house is small and we are night owls, so any early morning kitchen activity frankly just sucks. You can walk through the kitchen obviously, grab stuff out of the fridge, get water, etc. but cooking, making smoothies, grinding coffee and other heavy duty stuff like that - please wait until 8 :)
There is one shared bathroom with a full bathtub/shower.
You can read more about us in our host profile, but here's a brief overview:
Katie: Female - 31 - She is a blogger and sex positive spreader of truth and joy. She likes to create in the kitchen, clean (yes, really), take pictures and travel.
Kris: Male - 41 - Writer, I.T. professional, Sex Educator. He likes regrowing his foreskin, playing guitar, throwing a frisbee, traveling and reading biographies of heroin addicted 80s rockers.
We are 420 friendly, though definitely not into "weed culture". Composting, recycling, reducing and reusing are important to us. We do not use chemicals at all in the house. We make our own toothpaste, laundry soap, etc., use natural bars of soap, clean with baking soda and vinegar, etc. which brings us to.....
A NOTE ABOUT OUR ALLERGEN-FREE HOME
Common allergens are:
-mainstream cleaning products
-mainstream personal hygiene products
We ask our guests to not use any products that are toxic or filled with chemicals. Read the label - this will tell you everything. If you need a recommendation for a good brand of soap/shampoo, etc. - check out Dr. Bronner's. It's inexpensive and widely available.
If you are nodding yes to most of the things below, then you will probably fit in great here!
(and please note the deal breakers)
-Good personal hygiene
-Conscious and aware of themselves and their impact on the world
--Must not use chemicals (no regular shampoos, hair products, toothpastes, laundry soaps, colognes, deodorants, etc.)
-Sex positive attitude - if you are uptight or easily offended, you'll probably feel very out of place.
-Communication - please be strait forward, let us know if something is bothering you, etc. We cannot read your mind and passive aggressive-ness just sucks.
-Kids on a case-by-case basis
-Pets on a case by case basis
-Alcohol. We're not into having people drinking in the house, or hosting people who are going to go out drinking. Hosting drunk people in a small house is the worst.
-Personal hygiene products - please be respectful of our allergen-free house and use non-toxic personal hygiene products.
-Someone who is into news media. We do not watch the news/read newspapers. We aren't into discussions about politics, the government, etc. If you are into general conversation on the subject - this isn't the right place for you.
-Anyone who thinks that most of this ad is "interesting". None of this is interesting to us. This is all normal for us and this is how we live.
As part of being so naturally minded, we use the A/C and the heater less than the average household. In the summer we always run it at night so everyone is comfortable sleeping, but during the day with use it very minimally, preferring to have all our ceiling fans on. In the winter, it's similar - if we use the heater at all, it would be at night to be comfortable sleeping. During the day we use it minimally and wear extra clothing.
One last thing to note, peeps. Airbnb has blown up in the last few years and as such, we've had to be a lot more discerning with reservations. Our house is small, we all share a bathroom and we are home a lot - so a personality match with potential guests is just as important as anything. If all you are looking for is a cheap place close to downtown - this is not the place for you. Nowadays, we get so many one liner messages from people who have blank profiles and haven't bothered to read our profile. Either they feel that they're "just in town for one night" or "won't really be around much" or they just can't be bothered. Here's the thing - we are real people opening our home up to you. We are not a hotel. This is not a giant house where we'll never cross paths. We don't mean to sound uptight, but this is the only way we have found to weed people out - so take a moment to write a nice message - let us know who you are, and please answer these questions:
1. What time will you be checking in?
2. What are your plans while you're in Phoenix?
3. Do your bathroom products fit in with our chemical free/allergen free/toxic free house?
4. Do you feel comfortable/are you used to sharing a small space?
Interaction with guests
We have random schedules and are typically around to hang out and show people around, but please be respectful of the fact that we do work from home, so just because we're home doesn't mean we are available.
However, we're happy to hang if schedules allow! And regardless - we're always available to give neighborhood info, restaurant/coffee recommendations, etc.
The neighborhood is full of independent cafes, coffee shops, music venues and art galleries. We are walking/biking distance to The Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Theater, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Children's Museum, Chase Field, US Airways Center, Phoenix Convention Center, City Scape and ASU Downtown. There are lots of little parks and green spaces in the neighborhood. A bustling area with lots of character and local charm!
We are very near to 4 major freeways - the 51, 202, I-17 and I-10 - making it very convenient to get around.
We are less than a mile from the nearest light rail stop. We are convenient to multiple bus lines. The public transit system is called Valley Metro, so just do an internet search to find the website and look up schedules and routes. There is a bike rental program called Grid Bike and several bike docks nearby. Lyft and Uber are popular around here. Address + specific directions and how to get here are sent in your booking confirmation.
Other things to note
Regarding pets: It's really more up to you and your dog(s) needs and temperament.
The biggest thing to consider is that we have virtually no open yard space. The front yard is small and not fenced so there's also really nowhere for dogs to hang outside or run around or even be tied up really, unless it was just in the car port. There's no backyard.
So, it's up to you. If you're dog is super mellow, house trained, etc. then it'd probably be fine.
Probably worth mentioning that we have lots of open shelving that is either on the ground or low to the ground, and lots of open floor level shelving/cabinetry in the kitchen - so lots of stuff for dogs to "get in to", if that makes sense.
Quiet hours: 11pm to 8am.
Kitchen is not available for use before 8am
Respect the small space and remember that the bedrooms share walls - be light with your steps, mindful when opening closing bedroom doors and bathroom doors, etc.
No alcohol or cigarettes, no coming home drunk.
We are an allergen-free/chemical free house.
We are super sensitive to all kinds of perfume, cologne, scented soaps, shampoos, and deodorants. Please be respectful of our chemical-free house and use non-toxic soaps and shampoos. Read the label of your product: if it has ingredients you can't pronounce, or wouldn't eat - please don't bring it inside. If you have questions about the products you use, please ask! We are happy to help :)
Please don't spray any air fresheners, room sprays or anything else that will leave a lingering scent.
Just use basic common sense - this is our home, please treat it kindly :)
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Hey there! Here's some info about us!
Katie: Female - 32 - She is into women's health, sex positivity and blogging. Obsessed with: Broad City, sparkling limeades, and Trader Joe's. She likes to create in the kitchen, clean (yes, really), take pictures and travel.
Kris: Male - 41 - He is a former business owner (IT Consulting)/Mortgage Holder/Slave to Society, but has abandoned that load of crap in favor of rediscovering himself and finding something to do everyday that he is passionate about. He likes regrowing his foreskin, playing guitar, throwing a frisbee, traveling, making Kombucha and reading biographies of heroin addicted 80s rockers.
You can find us at CockandCrow (add the dot and the com if you want to see the website) where we house our blogs, books and podcast - on topics ranging from polyamory to simple living tips to travel to an anal sex guide to a DIY placenta encapsulation guide.
We also created an e-course "Reality Rehab: Your Road Map to a Life of Freedom". It's an e-course for anyone who has ever felt stuck, and offers a step-by-step guide to resetting yourself, getting out of the mainstream, and creating a life you love. It covers sexuality, healthy eating, eliminating clutter, lowering your overhead, creating passive income, making travel a part of your life and oh so much more. You can see the details for that at Reality Rehab (dot co)
We're super outdoorsy, love yoga & meditation, talking about relationship anarchy, and foreskin restoration, listening to live music, and are into the urban farm scene and green living in general.
Composting, recycling, reducing and reusing are important to us. We like to know where our food comes from and support the farmers market versus a commercial grocery store as much as we can. We generally try to steer clear of single-use made-to-be-disposable items (coffee cups, to go boxes, plastic silverware, individually packaged snacks, etc.) We do not use chemicals at all in the house - we make our own tooth powder, use natural bars of soap, clean with baking soda and vinegar, etc.
We are passionate about all things birth related. We can teach you how to encapsulate a placenta. We can educate you about the myths of circumcision and about restoring your foreskin. We can enlighten you on anal sex. We love the work of David Deida & Mark Manson and enjoy applying their principles to all of the relationships in our lives.
Being active Airbnb hosts ourselves gives us a unique perspective and, we think, makes us better guests because we know what it's like to open your home to travelers. We have been hosting people for 5+ years and have met some of the most amazing people, many of them have become lifelong friends.