Home Exchange / House Swap

Chicago Illinois 60615 United States of America

Listing # 122917

Academic Pending
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Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

3-bdr modern townhouse in Chicago for exchange

I am a full professor of political science at the University of Illinois, Chicago. My wife, Laura, and I have a lovely, modern (brand new) 3-bedroom townhouse in the Kenwood/Hyde Park neighborhood on the city's southside. We are two blocks to Lake Michigan, and one block from a major bus stop (with a 15-minute express bus downtown) and a train stop. The house is also just blocks from Barack Obama's house and Louis Farrakhan's house, as well as quite close to the University of Chicago. Laura and I are quiet and would care for your home well, and we would love to find an exchange with a family/person of a similar nature. No pets, no yard work. Potential to exchange cars, too, if that works.
We are open to suggestions as far as dates and locations of exchange, but dates from May 15 to August 15 and from Dec 30 to Jan 15 is best. We are especially interested in sub-Saharan Africa, but we would also entertain Europe or other non-US exchanges.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices


Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Monday, May 14, 2018 onward
Minimum Stay
7 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
July and August of 2018 would be great, but open to suggestions
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Chicago
Postal Code - State or Province 60615 IL
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Kenwood, Hyde Park
Closest University University of Chicago (walking distance)
University nearby University of Illinois, Chicago; Northwestern University

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1: Gaborone

South-East District

Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

Perform Housesitting Duties?:


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About Me
I am a political scientist, and currently the director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois. The IGPA is a public policy think tank that focuses on domestic US state policy and politics. My wife and I own a lovely small (approx 1200 sq feet) 2 bedroom apartment in downtown Chicago. Our South Loop neighborhood apartment is on the 24th floor, and it has excellent dining and music venues, with very easy access to the "El" (subway) system (1.5 blocks from a station with 3 lines) and the passenger rail system. It is within easy walking distance of Lake Michigan, Grant Park, and the great museums of Chicago (the Art Institute, the Field Museum, etc.), as well as easy subway access to sports arenas (baseball, football, basketball, etc.). We would like to exchange approximately two weeks in our apartment for the same in your accommodation. We are especially interested in London, Paris, and Munich, but would be open to discussing anywhere else outside of the US. If not a city location, warm and beach areas (southern France, Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean, south seas, etc.) are also preferred. Let's talk about it-- thanks.

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