house as art part 2: hosting on airbnb

Entirely motivated by practical (aka financial) reasons, as soon as my new house was in a decent state, I listed my guest room on airbnb. My definition of “art” has always been relatively flexible -- if I consider myself to be an artist, then however I navigate through life is inherently artistic -- and I began to think more about bringing travelers into my home as an artistic act; a literal way engaging in dialogue with an audience. How do you create a space that welcomes? Where is the boundary between “stranger” and “known person”?

The start of this work was, of course, to set up a functioning home for hosting guests. Creating a home that was open and neutral enough that most people would find it inviting and comfortable.

Contemporary Japantown Room - Townhouses for Rent in San Jose

Townhouse in San Jose, United States. Make this your home away from home! Settle into a private room with twin beds & a full private bath. Next door to a park, short walk/bike ride to shops and restaurants. This could be your home base for adventures in nature, culture, tech, and more...