This is a large room on the second floor of a 1925 two-story house. With 5 large windows, it faces southwest and gets a lot of afternoon sun; the room has an air-conditioning unit in the summer, though the house itself is not air-conditioned. There is a queen-sized bed and a single bed in the room, and there is also a table and chair and lamp for lap-top work. The bathroom has a shower and is usually shared with other guests.
This is a larger older house (1925) in a residential neighborhood on Red Mountain. The house has two living rooms that are fairly large and a front and back porch, a fairly big kitchen and a back room with a washer and dryer.
Guests are welcome to use the living rooms. They are welcome as well to use the kitchen (and washing machine for longer stays), but we would appreciate it if you would let us know in advance your wishes for using the kitchen so we can coordinate.
We will be around the house during guest stays, and we are glad to give recommendations for things to do in Birmingham.
Parking is free and available in the neighborhood - though occasionally congested on weekends. The house is located on a somewhat steep hill, and guests who drive a stick shift may consider it tricky to park on the hill. About a block away is a street with no upgrade. Walkers should keep this in mind as well, as it's downhill to UAB in the morning and uphill at night. Public transportation is available but should not be relied on for zipping around quickly. Note that we have two Jack Russell terriers, who are basically friendly, though they tend to welcome guests with barking.
We assume that everyone in the house wants privacy and a quiet place to be. Smoking should be only outdoors - on the front porch, for example. We have two Jack Russell terriers, and we usually say "no" to pets.
We are a couple with 4 grown children. We work as teachers and writers, and we like reading and listening to music. We are Americans, and we originally met in Vienna, Austria and can communicate in German, as well as some in French. We enjoy meeting people!