Nice large room with double bed (currently on the floor if that is an issue) in big creative casual house with large sunny garden. Large window in room faces garden. Convenient to SF and UC Berkeley.
Own bedroom and half bath (toilet/sink) in large 2 bdrm house on quiet street. Full bath shared with other guests (sometimes none, sometimes two). Half bath usually just for you though friends visiting do use it sometimes. 15 min walk to subway, 1 block to bus to SF and other destinations, 15 minute bike ride to downtown Berkeley and campus. Bike rental available. Mellow, casual household, devoted to living green, very secluded garden. Shared full bath is newly renovated. We have a friendly cat and a nervous but subsequently friendly/playful dog.
The house has a large comfortable living room, and large kitchen you are welcome to share-though we use the kitchen a lot and it can sometimes be a a bit chaotic in there, and you do have to figure out scheduling if you plan on using it much. The house has a lived-in, creative atmosphere. There is a deck to sun on and grass to lie in.
The neighborhood is historically lower income, though changing with our insane housing market, with mostly single family homes. There is a bio-diesel station on the corner, neighborhood store and farmers market within walking distance. Cafes, are a bit farther, nice cafes and breakfast places about a 15 min walk: Easy Creole, and other bars/cafes at Alcatraz and Adeline. Moxy Beer Garden is just around the corner with good beer and sandwiches/burgers.
There's an amazing, huge re-use/recycled materials store nearby, Urban Ore.
Kitchen, Bath, Garden, wifi...
We are around a lot, and happy to interact/answer questions. Rebecca is a jazz musician and practices a fair bit-she will be happy to play with you and has some extra instruments....
Bike rental available. $8/day.
Guests need to be completely willing to participate in composting, recycling and careful energy and water consumption. Smoking is NOT allowed in the house or within 30 ft.
Want a reasonably quiet house after 10:30 pm. This just means no very loud parties or music unless you discuss and agree in advance with the other residents.
I am 54, live in Berkeley, do textile design and murals and teach sewing. I love gardening, growing food, cooking, dance, singing.
I keep a casual household with lots of people coming and going, musicians practicing, art projects in progress, etc. It's not super neat, but it's colorful and relaxed.