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Berkeley, USA

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Welcome to my home!

Welcome to my home!

Living room and dining room from front door

Living room and dining room from front door

Dining room and living room

Dining room and living room

Study/second bedroom with door to deck

Study/second bedroom with door to deck

Kitchen 1

Kitchen 1

Kitchen 2

Kitchen 2

Bathroom

Bathroom

Shower/Tub

Shower/Tub

Stairway to bedroom

Stairway to bedroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Deck looking out to garden

Deck looking out to garden

Deck - north

Deck - north

Veggie garden

Veggie garden

Garden - looking west

Garden - looking west

Garden - looking west

Garden - looking west

Streetview Welcome to my home! Living room and dining room from front door Dining room and living room Study/second bedroom with door to deck Kitchen 1 Kitchen 2 Bathroom Shower/Tub Stairway to bedroom Master bedroom Deck looking out to garden Deck - north Veggie garden Garden - looking west Garden - looking west
Silver

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2013


Unavailable for exchange at the moment

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House in Berkeley, California: Great San Francisco Bay Area location for your next adventure.

Charming, classic, recently remodeled, California house available for exchange in Berkeley, California. Lovely, peaceful, private back garden of California native plants with ample sun and shade and large deck for outdoor eating and relaxation. Veggie garden, if interested, and gas-fired barbecue. Fully equipped kitchen. Wonderful neighbors who will welcome you. Master bedroom, with very comfortable queen-size bed, is 4-steps up from main floor. House sleeps 2 in master bedroom, and futon in second bedroom/study can accommodate 2 more. Car and one bicycle available. High speed Internet for your laptop. Four weeks or longer preferred.

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Our Family

  • 1 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • retired public health professional (epidemiologist)

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the city
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Spain
  • Italy
  • France

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français
  • Español

Our Neighbourhood

  • shopping Monterey Market (0.8 km)
  • forest Tilden Park (4.5 km)
  • sea San Francisco Bay (2.3 km)
  • lake Lake Anza (4.5 km)

My home is located in a residential neighborhood in Berkeley, California, with quiet, tree-lined streets, within easy walking distance of major public transit lines and excellent greengrocers (including Monterey Market at http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/18/dining/mark-bittman-revels-in-california-produce.html?smid=tw-nytfood&_r=2), cheese, fish, and butcher stores, bakeries, restaurants, and other retail stores. Farmers' markets almost daily nearby. Two km from the University of California, Berkeley campus; the San Francisco Bay; miles of wooded parkland with hiking trails; and 25 minutes from downtown San Francisco by public transit. Very bicycle-friendly area.  Berkeley is the perfect place from which to explore the entire San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.

Occupation

  • retired public health professional (epidemiologist)

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

About me
I am a retired public health professional, ex-New Yorker, avid walker, hiker, cyclist, and explorer of places big and small. Also a former cellist, with a love of classical music and wide range of other music.  One of my passions has been learning Spanish and Italian.  Now I want to live in Italy or Spain for an extended home exchange. I enjoy meeting new people and experiencing different cultures.  I have had three previous wonderful exchanges in Paris and Amsterdam for 3-weeks each, and in Barcelona for 5 weeks.  In addition to Spanish in which I communicate well, I communicate less well in Italian and French.

I prefer to be in larger cities, with easy access to the country-side. I do not tolerate hot, humid climates well, so my strong preference for an exchange is during spring or autumn. The climate in the San Francisco Bay Area is pleasant year-round!
 
Allergic to cats, so cannot exchange in home where cats live, even if they are not at home during the exchange. 

Lifestyle

I am easy on my environment, both natural and physical. I take good care of my own home and would take very good care of yours. I am also easy-going, generous, and sensitive to other people and their needs.

References

This member has completed 3 successful exchanges. Here are some members that he exchanged with in the past: