The SpaceThe house is a 1925 3-story house with living room areas and a kitchen downstairs and several bedrooms. The room itself is on the north side of the house and has two big windows. It is a small space of about 10 X 12 ft. with a private bathroom (with shower) that is almost as large. The space contains a full-sized bed, a large closet, a dresser and a small desk. Guest AccessGuests have access to the living room, kitchen and porch areas. Interaction with GuestsWe are usually here and around the house, and we tend to welcome guests at the door when they first come in. We are glad to be sociable at certain times during the day, but guests can be as private as they want. The NeighborhoodThe house is in Birmingham, Alabama (USA) within walking distance of UAB, the Medical School (probably a 30-minute walk), as well as Five Points South (a 15-minute walk) and Downtown (a 15-minute walk to Five Points and one of the Dart buses). We are within 5 or 10 minutes by car of Railroad Park and the Regions Field baseball stadium. Dreamland Barbecue is about 4 blocks away, and you can walk to Five Points South for Jim 'N Nicks Barbecue and a number of other places to eat - such as The Pancake House, the Golden Temple (vegetarian lunches and smoothies), Surin West (Thai food and Sushi), Waffle House, New China Town restaurant - and more. Getting AroundBuses to downtown stop two blocks away, hourly during the day and early evening, and there are Dart buses that look like the old streetcars which travel from the University to Five Points South, also to Downtown and Lakeview. We now have Uber in Birmingham, as well. Parking is free near the house, and spaces are usually readily available. Since we live on Red Mountain, it is a good idea for walkers, bikers and people with standard transmission cars to be aware that 12th Street climbs steeply from 16th Avenue to 18th Avenue. The paved Vulcan Trail (about a mile long) passes about 100 ft. above our house - it's accessible from several points nearby. Access to the Vulcan Monument itself is by car, but you can follow the trail as far as 20th Street and then walk left down the hill to Five Points South. A walk on the Vulcan Trail or even 18th Avenue offers a panoramic view of the City of Birmingham. Other Things to NoteIf you need to use the kitchen, we will make arrangements so that it can be accessible for you. Coffee and tea are usually available.