favorite this post $650 / 99ft2 - Valley Views, Semi-Cooperative Eco House in Silicon Valley (cupertino) hide this posting unhide

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99ft2 available apr 5

laundry in bldg
no smoking
street parking
no private bath
private room

Hi Everyone,

We have a room available in our little house, very close to Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Saratoga, Los Gatos, and the 85/De Anza crossing. We are on a few acres which we are stewarding according to Permaculture principles. We are a group of students, teachers, permaculturists, homesteaders, environmental educators, makers, readers, writers, reskillers, trackers, birders, cooks, chefs, food preservers, hikers, campers, musicians, artists, surfers, bikers, and activists (all that in just five people!)

Our house is diverse in age, skills, experience, culture, gender, religion, spirituality, and talents, but we also have lots in common. We are looking for a shared commitment to caring for this land, living lightly on the Earth, living together as a community which is well-connected to the surrounding communities, and having fun in the process! As with any houseshare, enjoyment of living with others, good communication skills, ability to work things out, and a sense of humor are important.

Sometimes it's easier to read things as a list, so here we go. We are looking for:
Diversity in skills, experience, culture, ethnicity, gender, religion, spirituality, age, talents, etc.
Environmental commitment
Directness, thoughtfulness and sensitivity when communicating
Mostly vegetarian cooking in-house
Cooperative chore sharing, keep common spaces clean
Fragrance-free household (cleaning products, fabric softener, candles, incense, perfumes, etc)
No smoking (including cannabis), no illegal drugs, no fires
Alcohol okay in moderation

Bonus points for:
Permaculture/eco-design skills/experience/interest
Homesteading/primitive skills, nature awareness work
Personal practice (meditation, yoga, journaling, sit-spotting, etc...)
Experienced with and/or enjoy living with others (co-ops, shared houses, intentional communities, ecovillages, etc)
Available for periodic workdays for bigger projects in the house and on the land

The room is 99 sq ft, $650. We share utilities and internet costs. The house is quiet and peaceful, with 5 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, kitchen access, and some onsite storage available on mixed oak woodland and grassland, with magnificent views and wildlife wandering the land. Country feel, while very close (~5-7 minutes) to Highways 85 and 280. We are not able to have pets much larger than fish, sorry about that!

In your reply, please give a brief description of yourself, your experience, your interests, why you're interested in this kind of house, and any questions you have for us. Please leave your phone number in your message, and I'll contact you if it seems like you'd be a good fit with the house. Along with references and a credit check, an in-person interview is part of the process, where housemates and applicant meet and talk, please plan on this! More photos available on request.

Please forward to folks you think might be interested. Thanks for reading the whole ad, and happy house hunting!

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