Bonjour,Je m'appelle Bruno. Bienvenue chez moi, dans une maison exemplaire (hautes performances énergétiques) avec un jardin sympathique, à Houilles, à seulement 7 km de Paris.
Private room in family house with lovely green garden (with 15 varieties of fruits and veg, just 12 minutes by train or RER to downtown Paris (Arc of Triumph, Charles de gaulle/Etoile or Paris-St Lazare). Swimming pool just 2 minutes down the street.Ideal house to stay a few days in (one or two persons in a private bedroom) to discover Paris as a tourist and enjoy friendly discussions with me as the inhabitant (my job is to write books on health and lifestyle therefore I'm at home most of the time, although with a busy schedule and meetings in Paris). We will share just the kitchen and dining room so don't worry, I don't bite (and there are no pets, no dog, no cat) : I will welcome you personally in my own rather large and comfortable house in the close suburbs of Paris. You will have your own private bedroom with illimited internet access and phone. The house is conveniently located, well connected to Paris, and has a really nice green garden, in a silent and pleasant area, close to Paris by public transportation (10 minutes by direct RER / train, with one train every 10 minutes or so). Ideal location to stay if you want to visit Paris ! It is in a calm setting (safe, no noise, in a residential and green environment). The house is quite comfortable with all modern comfort. It is well-heated in winter, with air conditioning in summer. It is an interesting example of the most advanced eco-construction technology, with geothermal air conditioning, highly efficiency heat pump (for heating the house and domestic hot water, also featuring a very unique heat pump for low temperature low-energy cooking. Parabolic solar cooking is available in summer on sunny days. More usual cooking devices are also available of course in the kitchen : a micro-wave oven, steam cooker and standard induction cooker. The house is ventilated with ultra-clean air (filtered three times before entering the house). It is an ultra- low energy house (in fact, an exemplary house in this regard, a world-unique construction as you will discover), equipped with domestic recovery/recycling of heat on both hot water and air, yet you will not notice any difference in comfort with a "standard" modern house, except that it is better and provides better comfort (pure air inside the house, comfortable temperature, regulated hygrometry, illimited heating and hot water for showers…). No compromise : the best eco-house, the lowest energy consumption and yet total comfort. You will love this when you will discover that the old paradigm (according to which we should suffer and abandon modern comfort to be good ecologists) is simply wrong : a well built home as this one can be both high-performance, total comfort, very low energy and ecologically (almost) perfect.Just 7 kilometres from Paris, you can reach the house easily by rapid public transport from Paris (HOUILLES-CARRIERES SUR SEINE train station) and also from the Paris airports (see access instructions below). Inside the house you will have access to your private bedroom (15 m2) and toilet, a large bathroom, shared access to the kitchen and large living room (50 m2), 3 other rooms including mine will remain private as this is my home.You will have access to the 450 m2 green and lovely garden, with > 15 types of organic fruits and vegetables (2 varieties of prunes, kakis, nectarines, mirabelles, raspberries, strawberries, nefles, 2 varieties of figs, raisins, 4 varieties of tomatoes, aromatic herbs, etc.).I drive an electric car, therefore a rapid electric charger (11 to 22 kW) is available for electric cars in front of the house. You can use it (for free) if you have an electric car (the plug is female type 3 on the wall box side and the cable is the standard type 2 on the car's side).Free illimited internet access.Free illimited phone to numerous (>30) countries including all of Europe, Canada, United States, etc. (French "Freebox")Optional (but not free and subject to various conditions) : you can rent our old gasoline-powered car, which I don't use very often (therefore it is available most of the time) since I now usually drive our new electric car.Open to talking and exchanging, but the length of the discussions and time spent together or sharing meals together or not may vary depending on my availability and my professional agenda.Houilles is a nice location in the close suburbs of Paris. The house is just a few minutes walk to the train station which then gets you directly to downtown Paris in another 10 minutes. Just down the street, very close (2 minutes) is a brand new large swimming pool, open from 10 AM to 8 PM all summer (slightly less in winter) with a large sports/swimming basin of 375 m2 and a learning pool of 250 m2 (more shallow, for children or elderly), and a mineral solarium of 600 m2. Swimming pool ticket is about 4 Euros (7.2 Euros with sauna included). See (URL HIDDEN) is very well connected by two train lines both to Etoile/Charles de Gaulle (Arc of Triumph), Auber/Opera/Chatelet-les Halles (RER line A) and Paris/Gare St Lazare. Train ticket to Paris (including metro anywhere inside Paris is about 2 Euros (bought by 10 units). About one train every 10 minutes or so from 6 AM to past midnight (frequency of trains may vary depending on time of day). See access instructions to and from Paris and airports here : (URL HIDDEN) forward to welcoming you in my nice green and comfortable eco-house.
- Smoking is NOT allowed. Even once. This is a HEALTHY non-smoking house ! You can smoke outside the property. - Please bring your own food, and your own shampoo. - Please clean your dishes just after lunch. - Please avoid making too much noise after 11 PM for the neighbours.Easy, isn't it ? :)Check-in time : After 2 pm Check-out time : Before 12 amPlease inform me of your arrival and departure time in advance as I may have other obligations (I can arrange to be there, if informed in advance).