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Google Fiber Hacker House Room
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The Space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Weekly discount: 27%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

One room available in the Homes for Hackers house fully wired with Google Fiber gigabit internet.

Perfect opportunity to visit Kansas City and test out your latest app, startup idea or consumer hardware on a gigabit fiber-optic network. We now have a total of 18 ethernet jacks positioned in 7 different rooms in the house to plug directly into a hard line, accessing Google Fiber. We typically experience upload & download speeds of 800-900 Mbps over ethernet and 150 Mbps over wifi. One block from the Google Fiber Space.

Click on the Street View tab above to see a 3D tour inside the hacker house using Google Maps Street View.

The other rooms in the house are already in use by up to 4 startup entrepreneurs as part of the Homes for Hackers program. Excellent collaborative opportunity to bounce ideas off of other entrepreneurs and hackers that are also staying in the house. In fact, by renting this room you are directly supporting startups and entrepreneurs in Kansas City. Homes for Hackers is also a member of the KC Startup Village, around a dozen startups in a 2 block radius, including the 3 startups at this location. Find out more at HomesForHackerscom & kcstartupvillageorg.

Plenty of desk space around the house to work, with whiteboards in 3 different rooms.

The bathroom is shared. The accommodation itself is very basic. Kitchen is fully equipped and available for your use but breakfast is not included.

Ample parking spaces. Walking distance to the Country Club Plaza upscale shopping area and Westport restaurants/bars/coffee shops.

Other Things to Note

The bed in the airbnb room is a twin bed with a twin mattress. Some guests have expressed surprise at how small the bed is so I thought I'd mention it here to reduce surprises. (All the rooms in the house are very small and most cannot realistically accommodate larger beds than a twin.)

Please do not park on the driveway on the north side of the house. That is the neighbor's drive, not ours. The houses are very close together and the driveways are confusing. As you face the front of the house, the drive on the left (south) is ours and please make sure you park there.

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House Rules

- Don’t do anything illegal in the house
- Please don’t have girlfriends/boyfriends sleep at the house without prior permission.
- Please clean up after making food in the kitchen within a couple hours.
- Please don’t leave the coffeepot on
- If you use anything in the kitchen, please make sure you leave it clean.
- The sewer pipes are REALLY old. Please don’t flush anything except paper and poop down the toilet. Flush often and please don’t use a lot of paper to overload the system.

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1 night minimum stay
Google Fiber Install Day! Yay! Note the Google Fiber Rainbow Bunny in the window.

Google Fiber Install Day! Yay! Note the Google Fiber Rainbow Bunny in the window.

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About the Host, Ben

Kansas, United States
Member since December 2012


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