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The Exchange House is more than just a place to stay; it’s a cultural immersion. The Exchange House offers three private rooms on the second floor with a shared bathroom. On the bottom floor of the house is a cultural exchange experience, programmed with the immigrants who reside in Akron. Join us for tea time. Or sit in on an ESL class. Our hope is that you not only get a comfortable room to stay in during your visit, but you also get to know the neighbors. Welcome to the Exchange House.
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The Backyard is a multi-use, exterior event space behind the Exchange House that was created to be an inviting location for members of the community to host anything from personal meetings to public festivals. It was initially a backyard and parking lot that neighbors would walk through to get to the grocery store, but with the help of our community and the addition of a few built elements, it quickly became a destination to be enjoyed by all. This enclosed space offers a stage for performances and lectures, 12 picnic tables for audiences & meals, a fire pit for campfires, 5 vendor stalls for markets and concessions, and various additional seating. The Backyard even has string lights above to allow events to go into the night, making it a truly versatile space for any of your event needs.
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