Book Filled Urban Oasis

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Thousands of books. Oriental carpets. Carved Buddhas, blowpipes and Martavan jars from Borneo. An Amazonian python skin and a black sable antelope head - welcome to my sun filled and charming house in the heart of Washington, D.C.


Charming, sun filled, rough around the edges in places, with old pine floors splattered with paint and exposed brick, Asmat shields and bow and arrows, objects and art. A great little back yard where you can eat or drink a glass of wine and escape the city. This is a house like no other, reflecting 30 years of traveling and working in more than 80 countries, including some of the remotest places on earth. There are plenty of other houses that are more polished, fancier, more luxurious, but none that are as authentic and individual and as interesting.

The room is the middle one of three in the house and the only one that I'm listing on AirBnB. It's medium sized, one closet, one standard-sized double bed (not queen), with one window. There's a fairly good sized dresser. The bathroom is immediately next door.

The house is 110 years old and I'm slowly working on it; it is, as described above, not perfect. The bathroom is simple. There is occasional dust in a few corners. It has character. The floors creak. They are splattered with paint. There is no moulding between the floors and baseboards in some places. Most people love it; if you require shiny perfection, it is not be the best place for you.

I have a small dog living with me. He's very friendly, but if you don't like dogs, take note.

There is no TV in the house or the room and no microwave and I don't supply a hair dryer.

The refrigerator is a below counter size; i.e. it's small.

I very seldom use air conditioning; there is a window unit in your room, but the rest of the house is not artificially cooled.

Very occasionally I have guests who simply take over my house. Stuff everywhere, sitting in my living room and kitchen all day, as if I'm renting the whole house to them for their unlimited use.

I am not.

Guest's use of the kitchen, living and dining rooms is to be discreet and unobtrusive and LIGHT. A snack, a coffee/tea, perhaps a simple meal occasionally. If I'm not using it, you're welcome to sit in my backyard. If you're looking for a house to spread out in and hang around in during the day and evenings, this is not the right fit.

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29. jan 2023 - 5. feb 2023

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Washington, District of Columbia, Bandaríkin

My house is smack in the center of Bloomingdale, one of the hottest neighborhoods in the city. It's one mile from the United States Capitol, right around the corner from Big Bear Cafe, one of the best coffee shops in the city, a great yoga studio, Red Hen restaurant, voted by the Washington Post restaurant critic one of the ten best in the city, a bike share kiosk and just blocks from the full U Street corridor, Shaw and the best and hippest restaurants and bars in the city. A five block walk to Red Line Metro. What do you want in an urban neighborhood? It's all here. In fact, you can bike or walk to pretty much anywhere in the city - Adams Morgan, DuPont Circle, the White House.

That said, it's on a busy, VERY urban street (though the room faces the back and is very quiet) in what some would call a transitioning neighborhood. There are people of every color here and quite possibly a few drunks on a nearby corner, so bear that in mind.

It is NOT particularly close to Georgetown, which is mostly for tourists.

Gestgjafi: Carl

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I'm a writer from Washington, D.C. and the author of THE LAST WILD MEN OF BORNEO: A True Story of Death and Treasure; “SAVAGE HARVEST: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art,” “THE LUNATIC EXPRESS: Discovering the World Via Its Most Dangerous Buses, Boats, Trains and Planes” and HUNTING WARBIRDS: The Obsessive Quest for the Lost Airplanes of World War II.

To report Wild Men I lived in Bali for six months and used it as a base for two month-long journeys into Malaysian and Indonesian Borneo; for Savage Harvest I lived in a remote village amid 10,000 square miles of road-less swamp with a tribe of former headhunters and cannibals on the southwest coast of New Guinea. To report Lunatic, I traveled 50,000 miles around the world on its most dangerous conveyances, including by bus across Afghanistan and through the Gobi desert on a 20-ton propane truck. I'm a former contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler and Wired magazines and have traveled to about than 80 countries.
I'm a writer from Washington, D.C. and the author of THE LAST WILD MEN OF BORNEO: A True Story of Death and Treasure; “SAVAGE HARVEST: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael…

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Right now, in 2022, I'm home a lot. I work from here during the day, pretty much every day. If I'm home you're welcome to say hi and to chat, but my general policy is to leave guests to their own devices. If you're looking for a house to work from during the day, or hang out in the kitchen, living and dining rooms during the day, and to cook big meals in every evening, this is not the right listing for you. This is my house and I don't want it taken over. Guests may make LIGHT use of the living and dining room and kitchen, i.e. with discretion and unobtrusively, depending on how much I'm around, but I don't expect you to hang out all day in my kitchen, living and dining rooms.
Right now, in 2022, I'm home a lot. I work from here during the day, pretty much every day. If I'm home you're welcome to say hi and to chat, but my general policy is to leave g…
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