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Northeastern Professor Seeking House-Sitting Opportunity for Fall 2024

Tenant Looking for a Home in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Monthly Budget: Maximum USD $2500

Looking for an Entire Home | Willing to Housesit
Tenant Timing: From September 1, 2024 until December 14, 2024


Hello Boston homeowners! My husband and I are professors seeking a house-sitting opportunity in the Boston area for Fall 2024. I work at Northeastern and my husband is at UC Merced. Our unique academic schedule allows us to be in Boston every fall, with spring semesters spent at different campuses. What We Offer: - Experience and Reliability: We own a home in California and understand the importance of maintaining a property with care. Whether it is tending to plants or looking after pets, we ensure your home remains in perfect condition. - Flexibility in Location: Our interest lies in exploring various neighborhoods of Boston, allowing us to experience the city before settling down permanently. - Professional Backgrounds: As academicians, we bring a responsible and organized approach to house-sitting. You can learn more about me at: What We Seek: - A home in need of caretaking, preferably for someone on sabbatical during the Fall of 2024. - A location within the Boston area. - We are flexible regarding the house/apt/condo size. We just need good-quality WiFi. We are excited about the prospect of house-sitting and promise to treat your home with the utmost respect and care while you're away. Please feel free to reach out to us for any further information or to discuss potential arrangements. We look forward to the opportunity of taking care of your home!




Suited For

Property Type
House, Apartment or Condo, Studio or Loft, Guest House

Tenant Timing

From September 1, 2024 until December 14, 2024

Estimated Duration

4 Months | My dates are flexible

Comments: I'm a professor at Northeastern and will be spending every other semester in Boston. I'll be there for the Fall semester of 2024.

Desired Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Closest University

Northeastern University

Nearby Universities

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Walk to Campus
  • Bike to Campus

Tenant Budget and Terms

Maximum USD $2500 Monthly

I am fine with utilities included or not included

I am fine with or without a cleaning service


I prefer smoking not allowed in the home

I would like a car if possible

House Sitting

I am willing to housesit

Yes, I can help with pets

My husband and I love cats, dogs, and other small animals

Yes, I can help with mail and deliveries

Yes, I can help with plants or garden














Tenant Details

Who's Coming?

Party of
2 Adults

Member Background



About Me

Lace Padilla joined Northeastern University in 2023 as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Psychology, where she is a member of the Data Visualization Lab @Khoury. Her interests lie in the intersection between Information Visualization, Behavioral Decision Making, and Data Science. Her research on uncertainty communication explores how to align data visualizations of future events with human decision-making capabilities. She has received the best paper award at IEEE VIS, honorable mentions [1, 2], an APA Early Career Award, and a NSF CAREER Award. She is the PI and Co-PI on several other grants funded by NSF (#2122174, #2028374, #1810498) and DOE.


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