The SpaceI live in an old farmhouse heated and cooled by geothermal (no oil or gas!) in a small suburb on the north shore of Boston. It's a very private property surrounded by gardens and trees. There's a very quiet green cheek parrot that also lives here.We also have a dog. I am a professor, so during the semester I spend most of my time grading papers but would be happy to give you tips on what to see in the area. There are plenty of lovely walks around Topsfield and Boxford and you can stroll to the center in about 25 minutes for a truly small town New England experience. The house isn't far from 95 so it's VERY easy to get into Boston (35 min.), Gloucester (30 min), Ipswich beaches (20 min), Essex seafood and antiques (25 min), and Historic Newburyport (15 min.). We're also a good 25 minutes to the New Hampshire border and 35 to Maine. Come for the foliage in the fall or the famous agricultural Topsfield Fair in October or even in winter for a quiet getaway from Boston. Discounted weekly and monthly rates available...just send me a message. The whole house (sleeps 6) can be rented in summer or January. Guest AccessYou have access to most of the house. There's a large entryway and living room with a TV (netflix, sorry no cable) and working fireplace, a porch in the summer, a kitchen, though no general cooking privileges, and bathroom upstairs. There's wifi throughout the house and gardens to enjoy. Feel free to pick up a book as most walls in the house have a bookcase on them. Interaction with GuestsI'm happy to have a cup of coffee with you and give you some tips on what to see (I have guidebooks here for New England). Normally, I don't get up before 9 am in the morning and am often up late reading or grading papers, but I have an early class on Tuesday and Thursdays that have me leaving the house at 5:30 am this spring. The NeighborhoodI live in the quietest suburb of Boston you can imagine. There's a small breakfast place 10 minutes away, which is the closest place to get food besides the local pizza shop downtown. We have plenty of walks, an Audubon Bird Sanctuary, canoe and kayak rentals for the Ipswich River, and no streetlights so the stars are amazing and there are sheep and horse farms just down the road. Come in the spring to see the baby lambs! Getting AroundYou need a car to get here. Other Things to NoteI have a parrot and am a left thinking liberal professor who loves to travel and meet people from around the world. Being open to new things is key.