So, I am in the world’s cutest AirBNB right now. The house is like 115 years old, it’s made out of red-bricks. The AirBNB is in the basement and the host lives upstairs. The host renovated the basement completely so everything is nice and new and convenient for people for short term stays.
Everything about this place is adorable.
The kitchen is a deep khaki green colour, which I would normally hate, but I love for this place. There’s a hand-carved wardrobe for hanging my clothes (It says “Hand carved by: X Name”). Even the coffee mugs have character. Somehow everything is different and yet it all fits together, seamlessly. It’s easily the best AirBNB I’ve been in all year (and this is the ninth I’ve stayed in).
Basically, I love it here.
I love it. I love it. I love it.
There’s one downside to this place, though – I cannot control the heat. The homeowner controls the heat.
Apparently, she likes it to feel like the seven circles of hell inside this house, except for when she’s asleep. So all day, the heat is on full blast at 1,000 degrees. I’m being facetious on the temperature, of course. But that is what it feels like. Then, 8:00 pm rolls around and she turns on the air conditioning. So, by the time that I want to lay in bed at night, it’s time for me to bundle up and wear a hoodie and socks to bed, and grab an extra blanket.
I asked her if she was able to lower the temperature a little during the day. I don’t mind having to sleep in a hoodie, but I don’t like sweating profusely laying on the couch. Anyways, she mentioned she has bad circulation so she feels cold a lot. She said she’d try to turn it down a little for me. If she did, I definitely couldn’t feel a difference.
I hate being “that person”, but… if you’re going to have an AirBNB in your basement, said person renting it should be able to control their own heat.
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