I am 41, from Chicago, teach a local university, and do research on neighborhoods and urban change. I am very agreeable and easy to live with. I grew up in the Logan Square neighborhood, six blocks north of where I live today. I spent most of my twenties teaching high school at a small alternative program based in the Puerto Rican community, and lived for a year in Ireland before throwing myself into cultural anthropology. I am somehow interested in learning a little bit of almost anything, which is why hosting travelers on airbnb is full of unexpected rewards.