This space in East Flatbush is clean well-ventilated and full of natural light. It sits on a quiet friendly block close to major subway and bus lines. The money from your stay sends poor children in Africa to high school. Give to charity. Stay here.
The space is homely and earthy and looks and feels more like a cottage than an apartment.
Guest will stay in a private, lockable, bed
room and share kitchen and bathroom.
Accès des voyageurs
The room is furnished with a queen bed, small refigerator, extremely large standing mirror, books on all subjects - including travel and exercise. You wont have to walk with towels, shampoo, soap. If you want to change your towels everyday it is up to you. If you forget your toothbrush, you can get this, as well as sanitary napkins and tampons - for free. We want to make sure you feel at home. Wifi and Cable TV are available and free.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
The whole purpose is for you to be comfortable. I am available if you need me or have any questions. We will share kitchen and bathroom but we will be at opposite ends of the apartment. The extent of the interaction will depend on you. I am easy.
Don't worry if you cannot afford to give much to charity right now. If you stay with me you will be - sending a girl to high school rather than early marriage.
The space is small, no room for smoking or for pets.
I started Airbnb in September 2014 under the listing - Stay with a Backpacker. At the time I had found myself out of work and even though I welcomed the free time to advance some personal projects, I needed money. This is when I listed my bedroom. I have since returned to work but still sleeping on the couch.
I am sleeping on my couch so I can send children in Africa to high school. The money from Airbnb is now going to fund my non profit foundation. The name of the foundation is Rose of Kenya scholarships in honor of a poor Kenyan woman named Rose Ochieng who died in November 2013 and who had dedicated herself to giving her children a good education. In Kenya it takes less than 1$US to send a child to high school for a year, yet many parents cannot meet this cost. Sending one child to secondary school for one year can cost 12 to 20 times the monthly income of parents in rural areas. In 2014 I raised money to send 13 poor children from the village of Nabuyole, in western Kenya, to high school. This year I want to send more but I cannot do that without a guarantee of funding.
I am a backpacker also. As such, I understand the need for budget accommodation. We all recognize that while New York is one of the most exciting and engaging destinations one can visit, it easily is one of the most expensive in terms of accommodation. I have tried to keep this accommodation as reasonable as I can.
Remember, however, that when you stay with me you will be getting a reasonable deal and at the same time sharing the space with someone who has a thirst to see the world and a mission to change it.
Please help me to that!