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Walk to Georgetown University, Contemplative Faculty Community

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Listing #132929


House | Private Space
Rates from USD $1700 | Monthly
Last Updated 182 days ago

About

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.

Private Space Offered

Bedrooms
4

Bathrooms
3

Offices
0

Size
2,315 ft2

Suited For
3

Property Type
House

Availability

From December 1, 2020 until May 31, 2021

Minimum Stay

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.

Location

Private Space in a House in Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Closest University

Georgetown University

Nearby Universities
American University, George Washington University, Dumbarton Oaks

Comments: Georgetown

Surroundings

  • On Campus
  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $1700 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is included

Comments: Includes utilities, furnishings, internet, housekeeping, and simple food shared with community

Considerations

Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

TV

Printer

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Dedicated Parking

Accessibility

Stairs

Temperature Control

Air Conditioning

Fitness

Gym

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Creative

Piano

Comments: Cable with your choice of channels! Small gym.

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