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Washington District of Columbia 20007 United States of America

Listing # 132929


Rates From USD 1500 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Walk to Georgetown University, Contemplative Faculty Community

Join three other faculty scholars in this welcoming intentional community. It is based loosely on a House of Studies model. The house features peaceful common spaces, shared meals when possible and desired, interfaith meditation, and facilitation of study, writing, and publishing. It's joyful here. We are people of personal faith who welcome others of different traditions; you are invited from any background and faith tradition as long as you are interested in community, meditation, and social justice, and have a deep respect for the lived faith of others. LGBT friendly.

Because I have worked at Georgetown University for 20+ years, I can help you make the important professional relationships you seek during your time in Washington. Personal introductions from this house can help open up a Georgetown world for you that many others have said they found quite difficult to penetrate without a guide. Also, this neighborhood can be SO expensive, and I can help you with that. It has one of the highest cost-of-living indexes in the nation, so very few Georgetown faculty members actually live here. They live far away and commute long distances! That's much of why I started this house: to create a haven for scholars that is affordable and comfortable, yet only steps from campus. **IMPORTANT: I do not make money on the house,** but instead run it through an academic not-for-profit with the goal of keeping each place as affordable as possible. Your portion of $1,977 a month includes everything I could think of to keep your costs lower.

We are smoke-free, alcohol moderate (wine and beer), and vegetarian-friendly (meaning we can adapt with respect). Two cats live upstairs, but do not go into the basement apartment, so depending on where you live you can have a cat- or cat-free experience. A housekeeping service comes once a month.

The best thing about this house isn’t the accommodations themselves (although they're fine). It’s in the people. Us. We’re such friendly scholars (although we are quiet), and we’re here to share our university and city, and also the culture of the contemplative life that brings us so much joy. We’ll have meditation in the house from time to time. University guests will come over for meals, either from the university or from around the city. Historic Georgetown Visitation Monastery is just steps away, and if you want to you can join me when I attend mass there with the semi-cloistered nuns. There are also many other places you can go (Presbyterian, Jewish, Buddhist... DC has so much...) If your time in Washington is brief, I can help you make the most of it. My dream is to eventually have a wall of this house filled with photos of people who have lived here and shared our table, our meditation space, and our vision for community.

Basics:

Number of Bedrooms
4
Number of Bathrooms
3
Number of Offices
0
Surface Size
2315 Sq. Feet
Suited for
3 people
Property Type
Room in Private Home

Availability:

Available from Wednesday, July 1, 2020 until Sunday, January 31, 2021
Available from Wednesday, July 1, 2020 until Monday, August 31, 2020
Available from Tuesday, September 1, 2020 until Monday, May 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
3 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Yes
Comments on Dates
Typically people stay for a month or more, but we can accommodate shorter visits
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Washington
Postal Code - State or Province 20007 DC
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Georgetown
Closest University Georgetown University
University nearby American University, George Washington University, Dumbarton Oaks




Rental Price:

Asked
USD 1500 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Includes utilities, furnishings, internet, and simple food shared with community
Rent Negotiable
Yes
Utilities Included
Yes
Cleaning Services Included
Yes

Surroundings:

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

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • On Campus
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term

Amenities:

  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Other: Cable, choice of channels! Small gym area.

Considerations:

Kid Friendly
Negotiable
Small Children Safe
Negotiable
Smoke Free
Yes
Pets Welcome
Negotiable
Car Available
Negotiable

Perform Housesitting Duties?:

No

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Scholar of early modern history. Founder of an intentional scholastic community established on a House of Studies model. Traveler to over 30 countries. Strong interest in meditation, contemplation, monastic communities, and the wisdom of silence.
https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/dcs_hidden_places_dent_place/8777

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