Hello! I'm a young professional in the city of Pittsburgh. I love to travel and just got back not long ago from a summer trip to Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. I also spent a month in Europe (Berlin, Poland (southwesten parts), Prague, Milan and Venice) in October 2011. I've found that staying in hostels instead of hotels and meeting fellow travelers is what really makes the experience when I've been abroad so I'm excited that a site like this exists and have really enjoyed opening my home to travelers as well as staying with a couple airbnbers when I've traveled. I speak Polish fluently as well as the standard English of course. I'm originally from Poland and moved to the US when I was young, but still have family there.
I came to Pittsburgh to go to college at Pitt and have lived here ever since, about 12 years now so I know the city pretty well. I bought this house in the summer of 2008. I fell in love with salsa dancing about 7 years ago so if there's anything you want to know about the Pittsburgh Latin scene, I can probably tell you! I have worked in Oakland at the University and downtown so I know the bus system quite well also. I commuted by bus to both Oakland and Downtown from my home.
Hosting: I host because I truly enjoy meeting people and having travelers in my home. My place is always clean, not annaly spotless, but clean. I own a vacuum cleaner and a toilet brush and know how to use them :) I'm willing to be as helpful as you need or to stay out of your way if that's what you prefer. I am traveling more for work and personal reasons these days so chances are we will not meet in person but I will have everything ready for you and I am always reachable by phone, text or email. I assume you will treat my home as if it were your own, clean up after yourself and leave your room as you found it when you check out. I'm more interested in helping interesting and trustworthy travelers than I am in just making a quick buck. Please ask me any questions and if you are unsure if something is available or ok with me, let's just talk it out! I also sometimes have out of town friends and/or other guests staying in my home so you would be sharing the common areas in the house with other friendly folks and expected to be tiddy and respectful towards them as well as I expect of them to act towards you :)