Hello! A few years back, I founded a small company called Peak Design that makes accessories for the photographic and outdoor industries. We're based in San Francisco, so I split my time between there and Chicago so that I can spend half my month with my incredible 3 year old daughter Josephine. Her mom lives a few blocks away, so finding a comfortable place to call home in the neighborhood was a top priority. Airbnb has given me the opportunity to make this an affordable situation, and I'm grateful for it and the other marvels of the modern world that allow me to live in SF half the time and still have a full time relationship with my daughter.
I've built the majority of the furniture in my home. In fact, the kitchen table, nightstands, writing desk, both beds, and the art project on the wall were all created in my basement workshop...all from wood that I found on the premises when I moved in! I'm not sure if that's because of my midwestern frugality (I grew up in Minneapolis) or the fact that one can only handle so many lumberyard trips.
I try to take great care of my place, and I hope to find guests who appreciate its cleanliness and simplicity. I only have basic cable, but the Apple TV is yours to use, as is the Bluetooth stereo I keep in the kitchen.
The fact that I generally rent my unit when I'm in San Francisco means it's rare that we'll meet in person. Regardless, airbnb provides a great way of connecting people, and I look forward to the folks I'll get become acquainted with.
The neighbors are all well aware of my airbnb situation, and are extraordinarily friendly. Leah, my neighbor, will be helping out with some on site tasks when I'm not around. Say hello for me if you see her.