This cottage like home is close to The Detroit River, Canals, Residential Islands, and Grosse Pointe. You’ll love this cozy home, filled with lots of natural light, and right next to a major bus line for easy access to downtown. The space is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids).
Hello! Welcome to Jefferson Chalmers! I have done much traveling, and I know the importance of having a friendly, clean, and safe refuge when traveling in unknown territory. Jefferson Chalmers is the neighborhood that I grew up in, and I have been working on homes here to preserve the community. This home is one of them. It is a very cozy cottage like space, a perfect place to use as a home base for touring the City. There are three full time residents here, an artist, a clothing designer, and a dancer. The home is always full of interesting and friendly people. There is one full bath and and a full open kitchen which is available for cooking and storing food. This house was built in the 20s but was abandoned for many years and suffered a lot of damage. I just finished its rehab and am happy to see it alive again. Instead of a full tear out I tried to preserve the existing detail that is created when a house is abandoned. Income from the home will go into further renovations over time and will slowly erase the scars of abandonment. Given the increasing interest in Jefferson Chalmers, and given my need to fund my preservation projects in the community, I decided to make this space available to travelers looking for a quality, laid back living space for a reasonable price. This provides a place for you, brings awareness to the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood, and funds improvements on the Marlborough block!
The house is fully furnished, and you can make yourself at home here. There is speedy wifi, a lot of space for working or relaxing in communal areas, and a washer and dryer. The neighborhood is filled with beautiful old homes, and a number of parks along the river. There are also canals that run through the neighborhood, and a couple of small single block islands with homes on them! Jefferson Chalmers is working to bring back its shopping district, but there are grocers and restaurants nearby. We can help you find anything you may be looking for. The Grosse Pointes are also situated on the edge of the neighborhood, providing upscale options for shopping if needed.
Interaction with guests
I don't live in this house but I am easy to contact for anything you might need. And guests often find that the roommates in the house are great resources for recommendations. Also, I will send a full list of suggestions for restaurants, grocers, and things to do once your booking is complete.
*No eating in the bedrooms please!
*No guests that are not named in the booking please!
*Do not flush anything other than toilet paper down the toilet please!
*Please clean up after yourself, this is a shared house
*Close up the house (first floor doors/windows) if you are the last one out
*Be Nice! :)
I am very passionate about Detroit! I enjoy seeing the changes happening here every day. I have so many good friends that are living their dreams, starting farms, triple bottom line food businesses, working in social justice, urban planning, and creating amazing art projects.
I am currently working in high performance/research computing at Wayne State University and am rehabilitating homes in my old neighborhood, Jefferson Chalmers. In what spare time I have I dabble in art, gardening, cooking, and hackery things at OmniCorp Detroit. I am a lover of travel, music, biking, dancing, books, and I try my best to stay informed about current events.
I am laid back, flexible and tidy, and I like to host people that are the same.
Let me know what brings you to town, I enjoy hearing why people come to visit Detroit.