Yanyi had to pay a fee for abandoning a four-and-a-half-month booking without coordinating her intentions with me. There are no more than three bedrooms per toilet and we normally have 1 guest per bedroom (or less with vacancy). Yanyi and another long-term guest both arrived at the beginning of the academic semester, as we finished a room conversion, and as we started up furnishing the house next door, so it was a very busy and stressful time. We do NOT guarantee to our long-term guests that we will never be have short-term guests, but in general we PREFER long term reservations and if a short term guest ever makes you feel uncomfortable you can discuss it with us and we will try to solve the problem as, for example, Natalia has another apartment across the park. We run a shared family-style home but if you want to arrange for me to keep your valuables safe or you want me to purchase or install a privacy lock on your bedroom for a certain period of time, you can discuss this with me prior to your arrival. If something is making you feel uncomfortable, I have been running shared, family-style communal living home(s) for more than 10 years, so please discuss it with me and if I seem very busy, please try to write me or discuss at a more convenient time. I'm committed to maintaining a comfortable long-term atmosphere in the shared home where I also normally live and enjoy the company of our guests.