1865 Farmhouse 9m from Chicago, It llinois

United States - IL - Oak Park

Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,1865 Farmhouse Oak Park
1865 Farmhouse Oak Park
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Enjoy the porch!
Enjoy the porch!
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Living Room
Living Room
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,parlor
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Dining Room
Dining Room
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,kitchen
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Kitchen
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,1st Floor Bath with shower
1st Floor Bath with shower
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Master Bedrom
Master Bedrom
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park, Bedroom
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Upstairs Bathroom
Upstairs Bathroom
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,backyard and barn
Backyard and barn
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,side garden
Side garden
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,All of us in Paris
All of us in Paris
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Chicago at night
Chicago at night
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Crown Fountain
Crown Fountain
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park, Millennium Park
Millennium Park
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Cloud Gate or "the Bean" as locals call it
Cloud Gate or "the Bean" as locals call it
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Buckingham Fountain
Buckingham Fountain
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Our farm
Our farm
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Perfect blue sky day!
Perfect blue sky day!
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Farm living room
Farm living room
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,One of five bedrooms
One of five bedrooms
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Three twin beds
Three twin beds
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Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Al fresco dining
Al fresco dining
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Perfect to watch the sunset
Perfect to watch the sunset
Home exchange in,United States,Oak Park,Turkey Run State Park
Turkey Run State Park
  • Sleeping capacity6
  • Bedrooms3
  • Bathrooms2

Non-simultaneous Home Exchange

Simultaneous Home Exchange

Smoking Not Allowed

Children Welcome

Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

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Our Home For Exchange

Description of the home we are offering for exchange

Enjoy our 1865 farmhouse in the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District of lovely Oak Park. This is the perfect location to visit Chicago and surrounding areas.
We are only 4 blocks from the L train that can whisk you to the heart of downtown Chicago in 20 minutes. Chicago is a city of great ethnic diversity. We have the world's best museums, nightlife, architecture, shopping, restaurants, live music, dance, theater, sports, and a beautiful lakefront with fabulous beaches. Our home is very comfortable and welcoming, in a very safe, quiet and historic neighborhood. Within a walking distance of a half mile are two lovely parks, a great library, multiple restaurants, cafes, a shopping district, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Home/Studio and the Unity Temple. Relax on the porch swing and take in the beautiful garden. We have a queen size bed in our master bedroom, full size beds in the other two bedrooms, and a queen size pull out sofa in the family room.
We can also offer our 11 room farmhouse on 10 rolling, private acres in rural Indiana, only 2.5 hours away by car. The farm has five bedrooms. Sit in the shade of the giant old maple tree and listen to the songbirds. During dusk and late into the night in early summer, witness the amazing sight of more twinkling fireflies than you can imagine. Have the best of city and country life all in one exchange! We welcome travelers of all colors, creeds and sexual orientation.


House - 2 or more floors/ Main Residence


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Washer
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Microwave Oven
  • Peaceful Surroundings
  • Fireplace
  • Privacy / Seclusion
  • Garden
  • Heating
  • Parking included
  • Terrace / Patio


  • Computer available
  • DVD
  • Internet access
  • Piano
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet (WiFi)
  • Family Room / Playroom


  • Use of bicycle(s)
  • Use of second home


  • Small Town or Village


Description of our neighbourhood and surrounding area

Oak Park is a great village that takes pride in embracing it's rich history and diversity. It offers all of the amenities that you would expect to find a larger city, with quieter, slower pace of a small town. Just 9 miles from the Chicago Loop, there are two L trains that can take you downtown in about 20 minutes.. Oak Park is a great tourist destination in it's own right. It has the world's largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture, the Ernest Hemingway birthplace home and museum; the Festival Theater which features outdoor theater throughout the summer; Saturday Farmer's Market from May - Oct. where you can buy organic, locally grown produce, munch a fresh hot donut and listen to bluegrass music; attend a free Sunday evening concert in Scoville Park, and visit scores of local eateries, brew pubs, and lovely shops. Our house is on a quiet street of charming, older homes. Neighbors enjoy sitting on their porches, walking dogs and pushing strollers down the street. People here are friendly and always willing to chat or provide a helping hand when needed. It's a great place to visit for young and old!

Outdoor Activities

  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Cultural Events
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Lake
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • Sailing


  • Park / Playground
  • Cafés
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping

Cultural Activities

  • Concerts
  • Galleries
  • Museums
  • Opera
  • Popular Monuments
  • Theatre

Transport Nearby

  • Bus
  • Train Station

Neighbourhood Services

  • Bakery
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket


Our home exchange - places to go and things to do while staying in our home

Chicago is an amazing and friendly city, with some of the world's finest museums, architecture, night life, music venues, cultural and sporting events, fine dining, clean lakefront beaches and great ethnic diversity. Trip Advisor just named Chicago as the #2 travelers choice for top destinations in the USA and the Art Institute as the best museum in the USA. Oak Park and Chicago are wonderful places for all the family. Our rural farm is near some small towns for antiquing, a nearby vinyard, and an awesome state park with huge caverns, hiking trails and rental canoes and kayaks to take out on the river. Or just sit on the porch and relax!

Our favourite restaurants

Leisure and cultural activities

Walks or jogging paths

Interesting day trips

Our Preferences

Our home exchange - here are our Preferences and House Rules

Please check our exchange preferences below


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed
  • Pet Care Offered
  • Plant Care Needed

Car Exchange

  • Car Exchange is offered/negotiable

Home Exchange Type

  • Non-simultaneous Home Exchange
  • Simultaneous Home Exchange

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