AirBnB Across the Country

Come stay with us in Portland (OR), Brooklyn (NY), or New Orleans.  We began hosting a couple years.  I am the online manager, but there’s a team in each city to meet and greet you, clean up, respond to situations.  We can point you to all the cool places or events – whether it’s the Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar in Treme, or drinks with us under our big oak tree in Portland, or hipster dives in the far reaches of Brooklyn/ Queens.


Private Br/Bath – Historic NE PDXOur big house in the Historic Irvington neighborhood of NE Portland.  This is a shared house. We sleep upstairs. The bedroom and bath we rent out are downstairs  – so you will have as much privacy as you want. Have a glass of wine and food with us under the big oak tree in the front yard. Borrow one of our  three bikes and see the town.


Brooklyn – Funky 1 BedroomOn the hipster frontier in Bushwick.  Much cheaper and more authentic than the super gentrified parts of Brooklyn (do you hear that Williamsburg?!).  Close to the L train and J/M/Z trains.

New Orleans

The Big Chief’s House  / Rooms – This house belongs to a Mardi Gras Indian Big Chief.  Located in a safe quiet working class neighborhood in Mid City – it’s close to everything .  A 20 minute bike ride down tree lined Esplanade Ave. gets you to the French Quarter.  It’s 1/2 a block from City Park.  A short walk to the Fair Grounds (Jazz Fest). Check our reviews.We rent the house as a whole and individual rooms.

Musician’s Crib in the Treme – the newest listing.   This belongs to a local musician that travels a lot.  Right in the heart of Treme.  Just around the corner from where we hang out a lot – the Ooh Poo Pah Doo Bar.  You won’t see any reviews yet because this is a new listing.  But it’s clean, simple and a great location. On Miro St. near Orleans Ave.

We might be able to loan out one or two bikes for these locations.

Come stay with us!

Musician’s Crib in the Treme

Help a hard working local musician that lives on the road. Presenting a modest 1 bedroom apartment in the 6th ward – in the heart of the Treme – available now and then again for short term rental to. This is one of a few AirBnB listings I help to maintain with small team of people in NYC, Portland, Oregon, and New Orleans.

Note – we are picky about the guest we accept – especially here in New Orleans. Our goal is to open up opportunities for visitors to witness and participate in the unique culture of New Orleans. If you goal in life it to let it rip on Bourbon St., look elsewhere. If you want to jump in that 2nd line, it will most likely pass right by the steps here.




Temple of Grace – Flickr group

I’ve made an attempt to gather photos of all the Burning Man temples over the years – with better success that some. This past years is doing better than most.

Temple of Grace – Burning Man 2014 – Flickr Group

These are photos submitted by the public. The rights and resolution on each photo are whatever the user submitted.

The attempt here and has been to archive photos in high-resolution.  If you have some photos of the temple or of its production, please, do a little photo editing, and  submit the best ones.

Dreary Coast

Rehearsing for The Dreary Coast
Rehearsing for The Dreary Coast

Back in Brooklyn for the month of Oct. to perform in a play called The Dreary Coast.  Written and produced by my old friend Jeff Stark.

The play is set on the Gowanus Canal.  To be clear, the audience and actors will be in boats and on the shores of the Gowanus.  Lop off the G-O-W on the name and you pretty much have an onomatopoeia.  The challenges of this production are many.  I’ve been on a lot of crazy complicated art projects.  This is cracky-crazy.

The Gowanus canal  is a special wild part of Brooklyn that is transforming before our eyes.  A super-fund clean up site with a Whole Foods on the embankment… and under construction, a beer garden and federal prison transfer station.  NY changes in the blink of an eye for better and worse.

The story and setting of the play are epic.  You can read about it in the Gothomist.

What am I doing?   I’ll be driving a boat…and singing with a band behind me in one scene. Guess who?  You’ll have to come see.

See you at the show. Don’t fall in the water.

Temple of Grace Campaign by Black Rock Arts Foundation.


This year David Best and the Temple Crew return to the playa to build the Temple of Grace.  If you have a few extra bucks, please show some love by sending them some.

I’ve worked on Petaluma aka David Best crew on four different temples. They’ve set the standard for pulling off big art. The process is as important, if not more, than the results. We aren’t making blinky tall things to burn.  We are giving birth to a healing being from another dimension.  In the end, we throw our tools in the truck and get out the way.  The community comes in and breathes life into it.

Circumstances being what they are, I may or not, be able to join this years crew.  If you make it to the desert, bring something to the temple that you can share and let go of.  A photo, toy, poem. There’s no better place to let that happen.