Wednesday, December 19, 2007

DNC Haus your one-stop shop for convention housing, roomate and ride-share info

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

I just stumbled on the website DNC Haus which allows people to post houses for rent and rideshare and roommate requests for the convention. A majority of the posts have been transferred from Craigslist but as word gets out this could be a valuable resource.

For the discriminating convention-goer there is a 2 bedroom condo within walking distance of the convention center for the low low price of $20,000.

Available August 24 -31, 2008. Beautifully furnished 2BR with office, executive rental on Capital Hill, Denver. Close to Convention Center, 16th Street Mall, Museums, Performing Arts Center, Invesco Field, Pepsi Center, Coors Field, State Capital. Beautiful decorator furnishings. Two large terraces, with built in Barbecue, perfect for entertaining. Fireplace, flat screen TV, full size washer/dryer, full service concierge, work out facility, conference room. Rent includes cable, high speed internet and all utilities.

Or if you're on a budget you can rent this cozy 6 bedroom house in Wash Park for $12,000.
We have a 6 bedroom/4.5 bath 4200 sq. foot home that is located in the charming Washington Park area (quiet street 1 blk. from best park in Denver), less than 10 minutes drive from Pepsi Center. We are interested in renting it during the week (possibly month) of Democratic National Convention (DNC). Our fully furnished 1897 Victorian-style home was recently totally renovated with all top-end luxuries(gourmet-kitchen with granite, sub-zero fridge, wolf stove, etc.; master-suite with steam shower; all brick outdoor patio with gas grill for entertaining; private 20-ft ceiling office with computer/cable-modem; wrap-around porch; wine cellar; outdoor jungle-gym and indoor ping pong) -- perfect for a family!
With prices like these I need to start thinking about renting my house out!

(Update from Matt): I wouldn't get your hopes up:
A Boston Globe article from just before the Democratic National Convention found that homeowners' "visions of fast bucks" won by renting their homes resulted in "just about nothing."