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Sarah Lawrence College, Brown University
writer, anthropologist
English, Español
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Portland, Maine, United States · Member since April 2012
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We live in Maine (USA), my family and I, having moved here 15 years ago from Rhode Island. We bought this 200 year old farmhouse, rewired it, replumbed it, and repainted it. We put a large, long covered porch on the back. But basically we left this old house to be as it was originally, with lots of rooms, stretched along its cape and ell. There's a fire that burns in the fireplace all winter long. I am an anthropologist and a writer and I spend many hours in my home office working quietly. Luckily I have a wonderful view (the same one you will have) and the wildlife keeps me distracted. My family and I have lived in Mexico, and travel each summer, for the summer, to another country, or we return to Mexico to see all our friends. We try to go to Quebec City when we can, as it is only 4.5 hours from here. We speak Spanish and we are trying hard to learn French. We have stayed in Airbnb rooms throughout Ireland and France. Our own Airbnb bedroom does not come with a cooked breakfast, but there is coffee ready to be dripped by you in the morning (all set up and ready to go, just press the button on the tea kettle), tea is available. You can buy groceries and find room on a shelf for them, if you want to make sandwiches or cook something simple for dinner, working around our use of the kitchen. We'd ask that you clean up after yourselves. Our house is quiet during the day, after the morning flurry, 6:30-7:30 am. Then there is some flurry from 5-8, then it is quiet again. Our beach makes for a wonderful walk (bring rubber boots or borrow ours if you are size 7.5, as it is muddy, with rocks at one end), the fields for a ski if you are so inclined and when there is snow. We have a kayak and a canoe, if you want to go out, so long as it is not winter and the tide is right. We have lifejackets for most sizes. As a guest, you may not see us much, as we are wrapped up in too many commitments. But if you have questions about the area, where you might bike or eat or sight see, we are happy to make time to make suggestions. Right now, as I write this, the tide is coming in, the sun is out and the water is sparkling, the lobster boats are gathering their traps.