I started hosting an AirBnB room last year with the idea of making a little extra money for household expenses. Instead, I’ve been lucky to have hosted dozens of amazing people who share the same love as I do for travel, good times and adventure and have added some new friends to my roster. It’s a strange thing, out of context, to want to stay at a stranger’s house (or to have strangers in yours) but once I started having people from all over the world stay a few nights and share their stories/adventures/personalities with me, it seems to me that I’d be missing out on something really special if I wasn’t a host.
I’m Shawn; I live at the house (Xanadont!) with my middle-aged and somewhat creepy Italian Greyhound Mr. Bailey Papers. We’re frequently joined by my Southern Belle of a girlfriend and partner in adventure Julia Darling. The house is an ecclectic fun-land for travelers who’re seeking something a little out of the ordinary. The house is painted warm, happy colors and is filled with Monster toys, lowbrow art and old skateboards, with Bailey casually patrolling to keep us safe from stuffed animals shaped like birds.
I’m not always home when guests are in town, so the house is set up complete with a wifi based lock that can be programmed with a unique access code for every guest, making it where you can come and go as you please without having to worry about a key. Your rental includes a private room, private bathroom (with the world’s tiniest shower; take note tall people) and living room with an offensive amount of DVDs and streaming services to watch.
If you’re going to be in Philadelphia and want a fun, quirky place to rest your head, get in touch. Bailey and I are always glad to have you!
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