Home Exchange / House Swap

Portland Oregon 97214 United States of America

Listing # 49364

Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Saturday, October 31, 2015

Cozy urban cottage available for exchange April--July 2016. Possibly part of September/October 2016

Charming, modest, renovated 1905 former farm house. Ideal for couple. Possible for four people. Living room, dining room open to kitchen, two rooms we use as offices, large loft bedroom, comfy guest/music room that doubles as second bedroom, exercise/play area room, and shop. Small, private back yard has deck, dining patio, barbecue grill, and garden (lots of raspberries to pick late June and July). Our house is in a tree-lined residential neighborhood. 3-10-minute walk to supermarkets, cafes and restaurants, bank, library, movies, shops, two bus lines, and inviting large, multi-use park with tennis and basketball courts. We are 5 minutes to downtown Portland by car, 10 minutes by bus. Portland is a lively, culturally rich and environmentally forward city 1 ½ hours equi-distant from mountains and gorgeous Oregon coast. The city has both world-class and intimate ethnic restaurants, great public transportation, and is a paradise for bikers. Excellent art and science museums, central library, galleries, 30 miles of parkland and hiking trails within the city. Spectacular 5-week chamber music festival in June and July. Music, theater, clubs, nightlife, and dance opportunities of all kinds. Amazing local produce at farmers markets throughout the city. Oregonians are friendly and will welcome you. We are close to Reed College, Concordia University, Portland State University, Lewis and Clark College, and The University of Portland.

What we're seeking: We seek simplicity and comfort, not luxury. We are looking for a small apartment or house in either a scenic location (small village or town) where we can walk to shops with basic necessities or in a major city within walking distance to public transportation. PLEASE NOTE WE PREFER TO EXCHANGE WITHIN EUROPE.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1500 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Friday, April 1, 2016 until Monday, July 4, 2016
Minimum Stay
2 week(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 Portland
Postal Code - State or Province 97214 OR
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Sunnyside/Hawthorne district
Closest University Reed College, Portland State University
University nearby Reed College; Portland State University; Concordia and Lewis and Clark Unversities

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Preferred Exchange Destination(s) and timing:

Destination 1:


Neighborhood Keywords
Paris, Marseille,

Destination 2:


Destination 3:


Rental Price:

Rental price not specified.


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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About Me
Chuck is a retired electrical engineer, I am a writer. We served as Peace Corps volunteers 1996-98 in Moldova, and have also taught in a gymnazium in the Czech Republic. We are amateur recorder players, English Country and contra dancers, grandparents, adventurous cooks and interested in food and wine of other countries as well as our own. I am a choral singer and have performed with the Portland Christmas Revels for seven years. We are interested in getting to know people with many interests who are open to friendship.

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