Looking to Rent or Sit

Wanted in California United States of America

Listing #141755

Looking to rent or sit in greater Davis area (Sacramento, Folsom, Elk Grove)

I'm an award-winning freelance translator from French, independent scholar, and recent PhD in Literature from USC. My wife is a ghostwriter. As freelancers, we have traveled widely in the past, but now, with our daughter who will be turning 3 in September, we're looking in this time of upheaval and uncertainty to be closer to my aging mother, who lives in Sacramento (Natomas). With her housing arrangement, she is unable to put us up while we look for more permanent lodging, so we're seeking a temporary place to land for anywhere from 3 to 11 months (though we are fairly flexible with dates and duration). Though we were always quiet homebodies, the pandemic has made us even more so, and exceedingly cautious with safety and hygiene habits. We plan to home-preschool our daughter in the coming year. We would be arriving from Eugene, Oregon, in a state and county with very low COVID case numbers, and none of us have been sick. We have a small, elderly (25 lbs., 11 yrs.) pug who sleeps most of the day.

Independent Scholar
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Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2021


Number of Bedrooms
2 3 4
Number of Bathrooms
1 2 3
Number of Offices
1 2

Accommodations suited for
3 people
Property Type
Any Type

Availability (Month/Day/Year)

Available from Thursday, July 15, 2021 until Friday, December 31, 2021
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Extremely flexible

Sabbatical Destination:

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


State or Province
United States of America

Rental Price:

Minimum Rent Fee
Maximum Rent Fee

Rent Open To Offer


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Info:

  • Furnished
  • On Campus
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Unfurnished
  • Off Campus
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • SemiFurnished
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Elevator
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Security System or Doorman
  • Fireplace
  • Piano
  • Pool
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • ArtStudio
  • Gym
  • Baby Furniture


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome

Perform housesitting duties?

  • Look after Pets
  • Care for Plants
  • Forward our Mail

About Member:

Name (Alias)
Independent Scholar Independent Scholar (working outside traditional academia) & Retired Academics
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Member Since Aug 16 2020
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A full-time freelance translator since 2006, Edward Gauvin has made a living by translating almost exclusively creative work in various fields from film to fiction, with a personal focus on contemporary comics (BD) and post-Surrealist literatures of the fantastic. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s, and World Literature Today, and twice placed in the British Comparative Literature Association’s John Dryden Translation Competition. It has also been shortlisted for several major awards—the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize, the Albertine Prize, the Best Translated Book Award, the National Translation Award—and twice nominated for French-American Foundation Translation Prize. He has received fellowships from the NEA, PEN America, the Fulbright program, and the Centre National du Livre, as well as residencies from Ledig House, the Lannan Foundation, the Banff Centre, and the Belgian government. A multiple grantee of the French Voices program from the French Embassy, he is a frequent contributor to their cultural initiatives. As a translation advocate, he has written widely, spoken at universities and festivals, and taught at the Bread Loaf Translation Conference. The translator of over 350 graphic novels, he is a contributing editor for comics at Words Without Borders. Home is wherever his wife and daughter are.



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