I'm a Danish graphic designer living and working in London since 2000. I have my own business, which I run from the loft of my lovely London house. I use my local community a lot, but also like to go into town (20 mins on the mainline train) regularly to enjoy all that London has to offer in terms of culture, markets, dining, networking etc.
I'm an easy guest, not least because I don't spend much time inside/at home when travelling. I do like a pleasant, welcoming, comfortable, safe and stylish nest when I do though. A comfortable bed gets five stars with me.
Meeting new people, and generally widening my horizon on a regular basis is part of my 'ideal life' plan, which is why I prefer house swapping and renting people's private homes as opposed to using hotels.