Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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. www.publishingadvising.com/house 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. 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 contribution (we do not call it rent) 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. 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 have daily meditation. 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.
1 Day | Dates are flexible for this listing
Comments: Typically people stay for a month or more, but we can accommodate short visits as well.
Comments: Includes utilities, furnishings, internet, housekeeping, and simple food shared with community
High Speed Internet
Balcony or Patio
Comments: Cable with your choice of channels! Small gym.
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