Raw vegan wellness consultant and food product developer, with another very grownup job on the side, I am a fairly seasoned adventurer at this point...Tokyo and Costa Rica are the latest, and South America/more of southeast Asia are probably due a visit next, once I get through the Mendocino coast. I also do sustainability and continuous improvement analyses for global and small enterprises.
When I Host in Los Angeles:
Feel free to retreat to your cave or tell me to get lost if I’m in the house, and I’ll go tromp around or plot the world’s progress. I do telecommute to work, but I have recently discovered that I concentrate better in the park than in the apartment, so there's a good chance I will be there rather than home.
Coffee, tea, raw juice, and various alcohols are always around the house. You are welcome to whatever food I have, which there is some of since I have to eat every day (it is obviously vegan). You are also welcome to all the common areas, though I ask that you spend the night in your given room so the common area can stay "common". If I’m home and you are feeling sociable, there is a good chance we will end up on one of the porches to watch the sunset or to check on the citrus trees (they are mischievous, you know). Or, at the dining room table eating or drinking. Or both! Who knows - but that's only if you're like that. The guest room has its own bathroom provides any amenities you forgot - mostly very good stuff, too!
When I Visit:
Depending on the purpose of a given trip, I am very open to either spending time with my host or going off on my own. Ideally I have some quiet time and yoga in the morning. I don't need caffeine, so that leaves more for you! I lived communally as a younger person, and those lessons die hard so I am good at cleaning up after myself.
A few notes about reviews from my very sweet reviewers:
-I used to have a home with multiple bedroom offerings in IL, so that is what many of them are referring to.
-The air mattress room was a small room (and priced accordingly for an air mattress :))...my current room offerings are NOT air mattresses.
-My longtime pup recently passed, so she is not around to greet you in case you were looking for some puppy love on your trip. Sorry for the bad news :(. My kitty is very doglike, though, and she looks forward to seeing you :)!