My brother and I have been hosting on and off for almost 2 years. The vast majority of guests are satisfied with the service. We have met a lot of wonderful, interesting people through hosting, and we are happy to answer questions and give advice about the area.
Occasionally we slip up and miss a spot cleaning when we are in a hurry or we make some logistical mistake. We try to learn from these mistakes and avoid repeating them.
There is no kitchen access. Your room and the adjacent library and bathroom are the spaces for guests. If you are planning on taking a nap promptly upon arrival please let us know in advance so we can make sure your room is ready right when you arrive. Otherwise, while you will be able to check in at any time, your room may not be ready until the evening. This is because we both have jobs and we've decided to give guests more leeway on the check out end rather than rush them out before we change the rooms over.