Room's & Availability

Our pricing is slightly above market for Riverwest, in part because our location and perks are extraordinary and ever growing, and in part because the base price is reduced each month by equity sharing and work off option, so when comparing prices please keep this in mind: 

  • Utilities are fully covered by Airbnb. Note that during COVID-19, I will cover approximately half of all utilities with the expectation that you pay a flat fee of $50 a month, which equates to essentially the other half.
  • You will have the ability to work off up to $100 a month
  • When Airbnb starts up again in earnest, each person in the household will have an end of year “bonus” that can average out to an additional $75 to $100 off per month or more, based on five years of experience.

Hawks' Nest

The Hawks’ Nest is a modern, open concept built in 2002. You enter into a shared community kitchen, dining room, and living area - all open. Residential rooms are on the 2nd floor, alongside a small board game or TV lounge. A large basement hosts an unfinished game room and storage. The back porch is massive, with views of the Milwaukee River Greenway. Electric stove, two bathrooms, two showers.  It has ample parking and a two car garage.

Coyote's Den

The Coyote’s Den is a three story duplex praire-style built in 1912 with two main entryways. There is a large kitchen, a furnished dining room, a common room and a sunroom that winters our plants. The large basement has a woodshop and craft area, along with storage (an small plane was built inside this basement!). The duplex has gas stoves, three bathrooms, asnd two showers. There is a separate two car garage and a large parking pad and lawn.

Greentree Room - $800

Inclusive of utilities, $100 work off option, and eventual end-of-year Airbnb income distribution.

Unique Feature

For the additional cost of $400 a month, this room can be combined with the Hummingbird loft as there is ladder access which can be opened up between the two. This makes this room available for a couple who may want a private office or living space, or a family with the right aged kids who can sleep in the loft. You’ll understand once you see it.

A carpeted south facing room with a closet. The room is a vibrant color and features a large mural on one wall.

Hideaway Room - $650

Inclusive of utilities, $100 work off option, and eventual end-of-year Airbnb income distribution.

Unique Feature

A bar-style counter at one end of the room serves as an excellent standing desk, and is separated from the main room by a curtain - great for remote work or Zoom calls!

Currently being remodeled - new pictures will show a much improved room in the coming weeks!

Library Room - $800

Inclusive of utilities, $100 work off option, and eventual end-of-year Airbnb income distribution.

Unique Feature

The main door is a bookcase on a secret wheel, which when closed makes the room disappear.  

Our only main level room, adjacent to the downstairs full bathroom. It has direct access to the backyard, which can be used as a private entrance. There is convenient access to the hot tub and trails.  We are undecided if we will rent this room out, as this is our best Airbnb room. 

Basswood Room - $1,000

Inclusive of utilities, $100 work off option, and eventual end-of-year Airbnb income distribution.

Unique Feature

A loft (for kids? for storage? for sleeping?) accessed by climbing - you guessed it - a Basswood tree. The tree was dying and coming down in a local park, so we got permission to fell it, treat it, and have used it as a ladder / stairway ever since. 

This room is very large, with matching wooden cross beams and paneling. In the past, it has been big enough for a couple or small family using dividers, or as a studio apartment. Skylights both let in natural light and offer a nice view of the Milwaukee River Greenway.

Hummingbird Lift - not for rent

Read on for details on usage of the loft.

Unique Feature

A stained glass wall (unfinished), with a unique closet space which some have actually slept in and others have converted to a play space for kids.

This open “attic” room (though more similar to a loft) with south facing windows and a view is not for the faint of heart. It requires a little agility to climb the Italian spiral staircase to the peak of the house. This room, while usable for guests, still needs some finishing, thus it is not yet for rent (except in combination with the Green Tree Room. This is my adult daughters favorite room when not in use during visits.

Squirrel's Nest - $1,200

Inclusive of utilities, $100 work off option, and eventual end-of-year Airbnb income distribution.

Unique Feature

You can watch both the sunrise and the sunset from large windows in this apartment.

This is its own 3rd floor fully equipped apartment with a large living area big enough for dining space, a small but complete kitchen, a cozy bathroom and decent sized bedroom. Laundry is shared with the household, and is in the basement. There is access both through the main house, or via a private stairway on the exterior of the house. 

Coyote’s Den — $900

Inclusive of utilities, $100 work off option, and eventual end-of-year Airbnb income distribution.

Unique Feature

The room has a large walk-in closet with a west facing window. Very classy, definitely old-school fancy.

This lovely second floor master bedroom for the house has both south and east facing windows, hardwood floors and built in dressers. It has ample storage space. 

Indigo Bunting — $800

Inclusive of utilities, $100 work off option, and eventual end-of-year Airbnb income distribution.

Unique Feature

There is a narrow but quite beautiful deck off of this room, overlooking our sunny patio and the forest above the Milwaukee River.

This is a spacious second floor east bedroom across the hall from the main bathroom. Hardwood floor and built in dresser/storage space with nice counter on top.

King Fisher — $800

Inclusive of utilities, $100 work off option, and eventual end-of-year Airbnb income distribution.

Unique Feature

There is a working vanity or sink in this room with running water for brushing teeth, make-up, etc… With a microwave it opens up the possibility of a small kitchenette, though there is no stove.

This north and east facing second story bedroom has hardwood floors and a well appointed full wall built in dresser/storage system.

Other Options

Partner/children pricing for either house

If any space is rented by two people add an additional $250 to any room with $100 work off option.  And if a partner joins you while living here, we can discuss when the moment feels right for this financial shift.  This applies to children as well.  If you are a single parent with a child, expect to pay the extra $250 and we can negotiate the work plan.  If you are a couple with a child or children we will discuss and negotiate. 

The Full House — $2,800 + utilities

Utilize all five bedrooms. $100 work off for each adult. This could make sense for a family that embraces the community concept, utilizing the entire two story home.  Sharing of lower living space, Airbnb and utilites all to be discussed.