HAVE COUCH – MONTEAGLE, TENNESSEE
- I have a spare room with two beds, and two couches. Plenty of room!
- I am a queer, white, cis female, I live with my Mother and Step-Dad who are straight, white, cis people.
- Time limit Probably a week, maybe a bit more. My parent’s patience only goes so far, unfortunately.
- Transportation I live about an hour from Chattanooga and an hour and a half from Nashville. I could possibly pick someone up, but that isn’t a guarantee. I’d have to borrow a car. The Groom shuttle from the airport will take you to a nearby restaurant that I could surely pick you up from, but it costs money, I’m not sure how much. Also I think you may have to call in advance. There’s not a lot of public transport around but everything in town (a couple of restaurants, a grocery store, a couple of dollar stores, a couple of gas stations, and a few fast food places, etc) is within reasonable walking distance.
- Pets I have a large dog that is very friendly, but excitable, and will probably want to snuggle with you, and a cat that is fluffy and nice. The spare room has a door if you don’t want them around. My Step-Dad already hates my cat, so if you have one it would have to stay upstairs and shut in a room, like mine does. L A dog would be okay, but we don’t have a fence and I’m not sure how much my parents would like another dog in the house, though we could surely figure it out. Other small animals are fine.
- Accessibility My house is really close to being wheelchair accessible. We have a pathway to our back door, but I’m not sure if a wheelchair would actually fit through the door. I can measure and find out, though.
- Food is not a problem; you can eat whatever we have. My Mom is a chef so we have tons of food, always. Vegetarian and vegan items can happen if needed. If you have serious food allergies this might not be the place for you, though I would try to make it acceptable if I could.
- Drugs/Alcohol Because I live with my parents, alcohol and non-medicinal drugs are out. If you must smoke you may do so outside in the yard on the edge of the property, simply because my Step-Dad and I both have asthma.
- Amenities The house is kind of messy because we just moved in, but there’s plenty of room anyhow. Shower, toiletries, and washer/dryer available.
- Special Notes Monteagle is a very small town and not really close to anything important, but if you need a bed for a few nights, I’m here. It is a small, rural town in Tennessee, but I feel safe walking around as a cis (obviously) queer person, and I don’t think you’d have any problems. I live with my Mom and Step-Dad who are generally pretty accepting and don’t really care who I have over. My Mom is especially awesome, but my Step-Dad, though he would never turn away kids/teens in need, is rather conservative and could be kind of grumpy. Politeness/avoidance is the best way to deal with him. I am also incredibly introverted and have little patience for disrespect or being taken advantage of. As such, I will ask that you not bring anyone to my home without permission or participate in disruptive activities. If it becomes a problem, I will ask you to leave. If you are found stealing or damaging property, I will not hesitate to call the police. Illegal activities will not be tolerated here. (Sorry, but rules is rules.) I do go to school, so I’d be away during the day, but we have cable and wifi, so you could chill upstairs and it would be fine. A meeting in a public place before you come to the house is of course necessary. At the McDonalds down the street is fine. Unfortunately this space will only be available until August-ish, 2013 because I’ll most likely be going off to college and I don’t think my parents would keep this up without me. Sorry! My couch is also for emergency situations ONLY. I am not looking to house leisure travelers, but absolutely CAN provide a safe and supportive space for persons in need!
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