Room available in artsy West Oakland house
We are 3 people living in a beautiful stand-alone 4 bed, 2 bath house on Filbert St in West Oakland. Seeking 1 new housemate. Move-in date: July 1st. Pro-rated rent for a possible earlier move in date as early as June 10th.
Two-floor Victorian in West Oakland. Multiple convenience stores, 3 parks, a library, and a rec facility within a few block radius. A mile from West Oakland, 12th St., & 19th St BART. Downstairs are 2 spacious common rooms with hardwood floors & tall ceilings, a medium-sized kitchen, full bath, washer and dryer. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms and another full bath. Medium-sized backyard with space for gardening. There is space in the basement for storage. We share wireless, electric, gas, and water (average $120/mo per person, higher in the winter). Street level single car garage is separate from the house and doesn’t currently have water or electricity. There are several steps from the street to the front door, so it's not wheelchair accessible.
The available room is on the north side of the house. It is 7' x 10', $535/mo, and has 1 west-facing window and small closet. Currently there is a loft that can hold a full-size bed. The deposit for this room is $480.
K is: mid 30s, femme, cis, mixed race, artist, passionate about performance art, embroidery, and inclusive art education. Currently works as an art instructor. Likes to be tidy, organized in house matters, enjoys watching movies, creative hang outs, and swimming at the pool.
C is: early forties, cis man, white, queer, neurodivergent, and progressive. He is also a witch and an elder caregiver who loves expressive arts therapy, playing classical guitar. He recently got into making astrology playlists and playing Zoom D&D. Taurus Sun, Virgo Moon, Cancer Rising.
Q is: mid thirties, queer, non binary, white, musician. Works as an ABA therapist (helping kids on the spectrum build life skills). Engaged by music creation, hiking, improv, biking, video games etc. Politically anarchistic
Our house values include clear communication, safety and dignity. Our house culture is about being able to solve our problems calmly and carefully to ensure that everyone's opinions are respected. The current house culture also includes occasional drinking or recreational drugs. 420 is fine in the house. Tobacco use is fine outside. We cook meat regularly. We are also interested in collaborating with housemates in cooking, art, music, and dance. Our COVID values have developed in response to the current pandemic. We have some important mantras and protocol, including regular testing, mask use, and hand washing.
To apply for consideration, please send a message with a blurb that includes name, contact info, pronouns, likes, dislikes, current source of income, shared housing values, and any pertinent information. Then we’ll work out a good time for the zoom or in-person interview.
- House share
- West Oakland
- $535 monthly (small)
- Minimum term
- 1 month
- Maximum term
- Utilities included?
- Fees apply?
- Disabled access
- Living room
- Broadband included
- # roommates
- Total # rooms
- 34 to 40
- Any pets?
- music, cooking, films, art, hiking, dancing, netflix, painting, nature, theatre, 420, social justice, game nights, lgbtq, nerdy stuff
- 2 Males, 1 Female
New roommate preferences
- Couples OK?
- Smoking OK?
- Pets OK?
- Don't mind
- Min age
- Males or females
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