Room for Rent March 15, 2013Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Housing.
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Looking for a woman who would like to rent a room in our household. Rent is $750.00. Room is available as soon as April 1st and no later than May 1st. Looking for someone who communicates easily, is responsible, kind, and respects common space. Eco-friendly home with a large backyard with space if you want to garden. (There are fruit trees and an herbal garden and chickens!) Large bedroom 13′x13′ with a big walk-in closet, wooden floors and a window on the eastern side. The house is open, airy and uncluttered, with washer/dryer. I’m young-at-heart, active 50-plus. I know all my neighbors. Ashby Bart is a 15-minute walk with major bus lines very close by. The house is on the North Oakland-South Berkeley border. Sorry, no dogs. Feel free to email me with any questions or forward this on to anyone you may know would be interested. Much appreciated. Namaste, Rivka 510-502-6450
Spiritual Community/Work Exchange February 6, 2013Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Housing.
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Spiritual Community/Work Exchange
Who we are;
Alameda Contemplative Community
What we have to offer;
A very pleasant sunny upstairs room in a serene environment with compassionate support.
Free rent in exchange for a little assistance.
Who we are seeking;
A person with strong spiritual (religious) practice to assist 85 year old founder of community.
An able-bodied retired person or some one working from home would be good.
We are trying to build a non-profit for the purpose of providing affordable housing for seniors wanting to retire in a contemplative community.
Lawrence @ 510-523-7349 between 10AM-4PM Jesse @ 510-435-3644
Professional Event Coordinator/Nonprofit Consultant/Cultural Organizer and Mom Seeking New Home. January 25, 2013Posted by ebmc in Housing.
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Professional Event Coordinator/Nonprofit Consultant/Cultural Organizer and Mom Seeking New Home.
I am looking for a peaceful, beautiful home to rent or share, to raise my magical little boy. I often work from home. We need at minimum two bedrooms and a bathroom with tub. As we are veggie, it would be great to live in a home where meat eating is seldom, or extremely conscious. We do eat organic dairy. I don’t smoke, nor do drugs of any kind. I am hoping to stay under $1500, depending on the amount of private space.
Feel free to pass it on! Time is on the essence. We need to move by Feb. 1, if possible.
Thanks! Alli 415-517-0123
Peaceful winter Sublet out in the Country (13 miles from Oakland/Briones Regional Park area) January 2, 2013Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Housing.
Peaceful winter Sublet out in the Country (13 miles from Oakland/Briones Regional Park area)
Come join the growing community on Bear Oaks lane for one month this winter. We have a cozy room available with a picture window view of rolling hills and the neighboring farm. We are three women living in one of the Bay Area’s most beautiful country settings, in a spacious, light and clean home. Our home has a very spacious meditation room, fire place, hearth-like kitchen, piano, hot tub and stands on 2 acres of beautiful land. We have fallow garden, a horse barn and pasture, an outdoor kitchen, and even a swimming pool (though it is not being used in the winter). We live on the edge of Briones Regional Park and have access to 4000 acres of wild hiking and walking trails. From a hillside peak just a 15 minute hike from the house, you can access a 360 degree view of the Bay Area (all of the visible waterways, Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo, etc). Two cats and a dog live here, and the humans get along like family (all of the love, minus the crazy). We value open communication, equal effort toward chores, and we try to be as responsible for our actions and personal experience as possible. But, we are human, so we do our best to support each other in our growth. If you want to stay with us for a month please look forward to honest conversations, loving connection, and sharing an occasional meal together. . . as long as you show up with an open mind and heart, pay your rent and do your chores, we have no other expectations of you.
This is a perfect setting for an artist who seeks some winter respite from the city, a traveler reintegrating into daily life, a spiritual seeker in search of a meditation refuge, a farmer interested in connecting with the rural areas of the east bay, or just regular guy or gal in need of a peaceful and temporary home on the outskirts of the urban center. We are likely to have some sort of potluck or musical gathering while you are here, as we are a social household, very connected to our diverse community, so we hope you can join us in our merry making.
This home is also non-smoking and non-drug using. We drink alcohol only occasionally and very responsibly. We do not have a TV, nor are we TV watchers, but we do occasionally watch movies individually and together. We are often quiet around the house, we are respectful of each other’s space, and we appreciate the differences that make each one of us who we are.
We have space for the month, starting February 1st. Rent is $700, plus about $100 for utilities (it may be less but we wont know until the time comes).
If this sounds interesting to you, please be in touch.
Seeking cat-friendly house share in east Bay November 29, 2012Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Housing.
Seeking cat-friendly house share in east Bay
I’m a 37 year old recent transplant from Portland, Oregon, looking to join a queer-friendly, progressive/conscious household. I’m looking for a place starting anytime now or by January 1, and able to pay up to $750-800 (including utilities). I have a 12-year-old indoor/outdoor short-haired male cat who is very loving & sweet.
I worked as a librarian at a small college for the past six years, and am now in the midst of a professional transition. I’ll be attending massage therapy school part time in Oakland, and I also do freelance work as a copyeditor. I value meditation, quiet, laughter, green space, spiritual inquiry and movement practices (dance and others too numerous to list).
I’ve lived in many group housing situations and find that they work best for me when folks are considerate of common areas, are proactively communicative, and strike a balance between personal space & community/socializing. I owned my own home for the past few years in Portland so I understand what’s involved in maintaining a house.
Please get in touch if you know of something that might be a good fit. Thank you!
jaybee dot pdx at gmail dot com
Looking for a roommate to share 2- bedroom apartment in Oakland October 5, 2012Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Housing.
Looking for a roommate to share 2- bedroom apartment in Oakland between the Laurel and Fruitvale districts (near Mills and Merritt College).
$650/month + (small)deposit, wireless internet and PG&E included. Small laundry room on premise. Pictures attached.
Available now. Sorry, no pets.
• Well-lighted bedroom (furnished) with closet space
• Shared bathroom, kitchen, living room (lots of natural light)
• Street parking
• Between 580 & 880 freeways
• 20 min. walk to Fruitvale BART
• 5 min. walk to 35th Ave., #54 bus line (to BART or MacAuthur Blvd.), 10 mins. to High St., #14 bus line
• Near Farmer Joe’s Market and World Ground Cafe
I am a Black feminist, writer, cultural worker/activist, 50-something years young. I practice meditation and yoga. I spend most days working on various projects that require minimal distraction and some quiet. When not being seriously involved in a writing project I am outgoing and love to laugh, watch good movies and be around intelligent and fun folks.
You must be mature, respectful, and responsible, have a sense of humor, be clean and tidy, mellow, non-smoker, no heavy drinking, progressive, queer or queer friendly. Grad students, writers, artists, activist and fellow practicioners are welcome ☺
If interested, I’d like to hear from and about you. Don’t be shy!
You can reach me at email@example.com.
Seeking home with others valuing spirituality. Must move by Oct. 1. September 11, 2012Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Housing.
Seeking home with others valuing spirituality. Must move by Oct. 1.
I’m looking for a permanent home and a close-knit community that values spirituality in its many forms. I envision a co-op with some shared meals and responsibilities, and one that is not focused on partying, but perhaps mostly with people older than myself who have some spirituality themselves.
My number is 510-545-3350.
For starters, here is some info on me. Please feel free to pass this onto other communities that you think may be a good fit.
WHAT I DO:
I’m taking a term off from UC Berkeley to re-center myself and focus on spirituality and reconnecting with family. I’m in a PhD program in mechanical engineering and will be starting in a masters of public health program next year. I’m not a typical engineer. I study and practice human-centered design as a means of understanding people and their lives and taking that as the starting point for co-creating solutions with communities for challenges that they define and prioritize.
I’m wanting to put down roots and not travel as much, so I’m working towards shifting my focus to design for public health, specifically increasing access to basic healthcare for immigrant populations. I want to study how culture influences how conception of what defines health, what causes illness, and different modalities of treatment.
I’m passionate about helping others, and that has led me down different paths but will probably be one of the constants in my life.
The next 5 months, and possibly 1 year will be dedicated to spirituality, and will be the main focus of my days. It’s important that my living place and companions will be supportive of this since it will continue to be an important part of my life.
I will be exploring other practices, but here’s a glimpse of what I currently do.
I believe we are all children of the universe. I don’t associate myself with any one religion, but respect aspects of different forms of spiritual practice.
Every day, I have a practice reciting a mantra, given to me by Amma.
I do yoga almost every day, as a way to clear my mind through my body.
I cherish Women’s Temple, which is a space for women to nurture each other and grow together through group practices of touch, witnessing, and guided sharing.
I’m starting a daily sitting meditation practice, and am seeking others who want to discuss their experiences and insights around meditation.
I’ll also be joining a somatic group, called Body Tales, which helps to connects us to deeper emotions and memories through movement, body sensations, and sounding.
I dance to celebrate, to ground, to grieve, and to share myself with others. Dance is my soul song. I go to Ecstatic Dance regularly on Sunday mornings, also as a practice for nourishing myself. I also enjoy Contact Improv, Dance Jam, West Coast Swing, and Blues.
I’m a co-op’er because I love community. I’ve lived in co-ops since 2004, and love cooking for friends, having heart-space conversations, and exploring nature and cultures.
I’ve lived in co-ops with 60, 30, and 16 people. I find myself cherishing smaller co-ops for deeper connections and shared values.
I’m used to more formal communal living situations with scheduled mandatory workshifts (cleaning, cooking, food shopping, etc.) of 4-5 hours per week.
With fewer housemates, I imagine that things may be more fluid with something like a chore wheel, and I’m open to that as well.
I’m still connected with my former co-op and the co-op network in Berkeley and Oakland. I love people. I love biking and hiking, especially around flowing bodies of water, and where I can see birds flying.
I like having regular communal meals. Shared dinners are what I look forward to every day. I love cooking, and I love eating with friends. These are the times for conversations about our days, our lives,
I am 28, and am a mix of Thai, Chinese, and Japanese. I have lived and worked abroad in many different countries. I want to be in a community that expresses ideas freely, celebrates our differences, and appreciates how we are all connected.
Wishing you joy and light,
LOOKING FOR NEW HOME August 31, 2012Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Housing.
LOOKING FOR NEW HOME
49 year old woman looking for a new home by October 1st.
Need 10-20 mins walking distance from BART and Lake Temescal and walking distance to food shops. Ideal neighborhoods: Temescal, or Rockridge, Elmwood, Piedmont Ave.
I can afford $700-$1000 per month.
I must leave the cottage I have lived in for 12 years because my landlord’s relative is moving in. I am a trauma healer, intuitive, healing oppression facilitator, writer, and a Buddhist practitioner.
I need a lot of reflection/alone time, so a cottage, in-law, one bedroom apartment or live/work space would be ideal, but am willing to live in a shared home with 1-2 other people if compatible. I am LGBTQ friendly, considerate, and have excellent communication skills. I have a small, quiet parakeet named Snow Lion.
Cozy one bedroom sublet for $775 August 31, 2012Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Housing.
Cozy one bedroom for $775 on 3rd floor in quiet apartment complex with elevator on Lee St across from Lake Merritt park. Fully furnished, carpeted apartment with full bed & living room furniture; ample closet space; full bathroom with bathtub; fully equipped kitchen with electric stove and microwave; small television with built-in DVD player; CD player. Washer & dryer available on every floor of apartment. Excellent location where you are walking distance to EBMC and to wonderful restaurants & shops along Grand Ave & Lakeshore Ave, the Lakeshore Library, the Grand Lake Theater, the Paramount Theater, the Oakland YMCA, Gold’s Gym, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and the monthly Oakland Art Murmur. Twenty minute walk to 19th Street BART station. Smoking and pets are NOT allowed. Looking for a sublet from November 1st, 2012 through February 1st, 2013.
Housing needed August 31, 2012Posted by ebmc in Community CONNECTIONS, Housing.
My partner and I are looking for a place to live in the bay area. I am 22, she is 23. We both are very spiritually inclined and involved with several spiritual teachers who live in the bay area. We are friendly, enjoy cooking healthy food, (my partner is quite the raw foods expert), enjoy nature, and playing music.
A work trade opportunity would be best because we both don’t have that much money, but we could also go for paying rent on the lower side. (not much more than 500/month)
Please email me or give me a call if you are interested