Unpretentious, Artsy, Urban, Micro-Farm & Mini-Spa, w' WiFi and study rooms. I rent 3 private rooms themed off of the ayurveda doshas. This is the "earth"/ Kapha room which corresponds to Zen. Center of city. 3 mins to both freeways, bike paths and city bus. 100% NO SMOKING. NO ILLEGAL DRUGS.
Every room includes chroma therapy (colored light therapy), electronic massage chair, sound spa, desk, reading light, dream catcher, queen bed, fan, heater, yoga mat, full size mirror, towels, Albuquerque maps and guides. The house has 24/7 video surveillance and an alarm on the door.
Micro-farm: chickens, ducks, dwarf angora goats, angora bunnies, all free-range, living together and very domestic and friendly. Honey bees and fruit trees out front. Veggie and herb bed seasonally.
Micro-spa: Full body electronic massage chair, salt water Hot tub, Bright light therapy (lux 10,025), Steam Sauna, Infrared Sauna, chroma therapy. The house is designed with Feng shui, color therapy and ayurveda.
1. Don't be a jerk.
2. Clean up after yourself 100%.
3. No smoking. No illegal drugs.
4. At booking, give me an approximate (at least) arrival time. Check in is anytime after 3pm.
5. Check out is before 11am.
6. Use airbnb system.
7. DO NOT PARK in front of my neighbors house! Park in front of, even at the opposite side of my house. In a pinch to the south is ok, but unlikely needed.
8. Your "pet" is a guest. Add he/she. If you think your animal companion is not a guest and perhaps decoration, please don't book with me. I don't like humans who think like this.
Ten years ago, I nearly died, 9 times. I lived (obviously I am not speaking through the grave), not everyone did. For someone who catches a mere cold only once every 7 years, the 2 year recovery to do basic things like drive a car, plan a meal or sleep, was world shattering. Besides losing my spectacular health, I lost my career and harmed or maimed important relationships, some irreparably. Previous to the experience, I held no debt. After paying medical bills (the largest bills I have ever experienced) I decided, to buy a house for the same amount I spent on the bills and create a healing place so I can rebuild resilient health. I spent a year with the initial remodel of the house but it is an ongoing endeavor.
Initially I rented rooms to graduate students and it shows. Lots of reading nooks and desks. I started with airbnb in June 2013 and it has been a great success. I would like to offer the opportunity to stay at my home to people interested. I intend to eventually be a therapeutic foster parent for teens. When this works out, the house will no longer be available. I set up a : ) BOOpage called Albuquerque Micro-Farm, where you see more pictures, and experience the labyrinth, and small videos of the animals.
I am a TEDhead, Life-hacker, U.S. Soldier, Vegetarian, Researcher, Artist, Permaculture Enthusiast, Psychology/Social Work Student. I believe in and constantly strive for resilient health. I've can't resist a dance flash mob :) A 'Foodie', yes I take pictures of food, often.
FAVS: Movie: The Wizard of Oz/currently, The Wolverine; Book: The Velveteen Rabbit, and whatever Malcolm Gladwell recently wrote; Music: Lead Me On (Amy Grant), club remixes of pop songs, Super Mashups; Food: Pizza; Destination: My Hammock (w' book); Show: currently, The Fosters, generally The Colbert Report.
I have many life mottos:
If it doesn't move you, whats the point.
No matter how trustworthy he seams, never give your gun to a monkey.
You can never trust quotes on the internet- Abraham Lincoln.
If life gives you Melons, you may be dyslexic.
At the end of the day, the issue is always, the person in the mirror.
What doesn't kill you...Will really F*** you up!
Never Drink and Derive.
If you think you can, or if you think you can't, you are correct; Choose wisely.
Should I go this way or that way? Well it depends on where you want to end up.