Fellows live and work in the AIRIE Lab: an air-conditioned, furnished apartment with a kitchen, bathroom, laundry, screened porch and guest bed facilities. The apartment is large enough to provide for working studio space, and is located in the Royal Palm area which is near Park Headquarters, the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center, the Anhinga Trail. The apartment is approximately 15 minutes by car from the nearest towns of Florida City and Homestead, where supermarkets, supply stores and other resources are readily found.
Accepted residents will need to bring personal clothing, gear, food and supplies. The AIRIE Lab is stocked with towels, linens, pots, dishes, a TV (which only plays DVDs), and one week of dinners. A bicycle is available for use at the Lab, however a car is highly recommended and is necessary to reach the nearby towns and to access the far flung parts of the Everglades ecosystem.
Artists are expected to leave the accommodations neat and clean and to comply with all regulations and standards governing park employees and visitors. Artists should be self-sufficient and also willing to work closely with park staff and the local community to achieve program goals.