Home Exchange / House Swap or House to Share

Austin Texas 78751 United States of America

Listing # 112578

Rates From USD 750 Monthly
Academic Verified
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Last Updated: Monday, August 7, 2017

Cottage within Bike/Walk/Bus of Univ. of Texas

We have a small cottage in our backyard that we routinely rent to academics and other's needing a place to stay for a month or more. (We are also open to house exchange - see below.) Our home is a little over a mile from the University of Texas and a block from a bus that passes through UT. We live in one of Austin's loveliest old neighborhoods, close to everything but somehow quieter and a bit more "old Austin" than other central areas. Three blocks away you will find four popular restaurants (vegetarian, Italian, Mexican and home cooking), a great old Austin bakery, a neighborhood grocer, a fabulous cheese shop and a cocktail/ gelato bar. The cottage has a small deck and is tucked in next to our chickens. Guests have a private entrance into our home and a sunny living space with attached bathroom both of which are dedicated to guest use. Guests share our kitchen and are given space in both the fridge and pantry to store groceries. Guests also share our washing machine and the cottage comes with a drying rack as we do not have a dryer. We do have a cat and a small schnauzer. The cat is quite friendly but easily deterred if you are not a feline fan. The dog is easy going with the exception of a vigorous, very "schnauzery" greeting until he gets to know you. We are experienced hosts with long-time commitments to hospitality in the broadest sense. We are new to SabbaticalHomes but have a five star rating on Airbnb.

If you are interested in exchanging homes, here are the basics but please contact us for more detailed information: 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, two stories. Approximately 2,200 sq. ft


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
400 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type
Room in Private Home


Available from Wednesday, December 20, 2017 onward
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Austin
Postal Code - State or Province 78751 TX
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Hyde Park, Hancock
Closest University University of Texas
University nearby St Edwards

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Rental Price:

USD 750 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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I am an artisan working with reclaimed textiles and my husband, Chris, teaches special ed at our neighborhood high school. We have a fifteen year old son into tennis and ultimate frisbee. Our household also includes an affectionate kitty named Steve and a small schnauzer named Winston. We love living where we can walk, bike or bus to most anything. We are active, community minded people with a history of welcoming many diverse people into our home. We have chickens, subscribe to a CSA, shop at the co-op, collect rain water, line dry our clothes, hand dry our dishes and power our home with solar panels. We are committed members of a small peace and justice oriented spiritual community. Hopefully all these details give you a small idea what kind of people we are. We look forward to hosting you and helping you experience Austin.

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