About This Listing
This is a Communal Living House for traveling entrepreneurs, makers, and educators. Here, you can get integrated into the SF Bay Area hacker community and network with other entrepreneurs, teachers, ed-tech developers, and students of all ages.
Read EVERYTHING before sending me a message. All rooms are shared and each has it's own bathrooms.
High, vaulted ceilings in almost every room, large closets, granite countertops, 2 shared kitchens, carpeted floors, tranquil gardens.
We give priority to teachers, entrepreneurs, non-profits, un-schoolers, school dropouts, ed-tech developers, and anyone who is deeply passionate about recreating this world into one in which future generations will thrive. Tell me what makes you unique!
Please answer some of the following questions:
Name of company/ projects
What was your inspiration for starting your company?
How can you contribute to a communal household?
Name three ways you are making the world a better place?
Networking! Networking! Networking!
-Close walking distance to BART/ Caltrain and El-camino bus lines
BART will take you to SFO, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland in less than an hour
Caltrain will take you to every city between Downtown San Francisco to Downtown San Jose
-Frequent social gatherings at the house in which all current and prior guests are invited
Free for you!
-coffee/ tea/ pancake mix/ cereal
-Laundry on site/ detergent provided
-Weekly Professional Housekeeping
-2 Full kitchen with dishwasher
-Close to highways (phone number hidden)
-Wall projector to practice presentations. If you would like an audience, please let us know and we will arrange an event.
-Plenty of street parking for events
-Back yard for hanging out and having brainstorming sessions
-Close to restaurants, banks, coffee shops, grocery stores
Our house layout is highly conducive to all work/sleep habits, whether you are a night owl or work a 9-5! However we have strict rules about quiet hours and cleaning up after using the kitchen. Lets keep it comfortable for everyone.
Guests have access to all house amenities. Two kitchens, two living rooms, 3 internet lines, 3 full bathrooms, 2 laundry rooms.
Interaction with Guests
I leave the house at 630 AM to work for severely disabled kids and don't return until about 5/6 PM depending what I need to do during the afternoon. As an employee of the public school system, I don't have access to my cellphone or internet during school hours. This means I won't be able to return messages until I'm off work. I'm usually around in the evening to socialize. I go to bed between 9-11 PM usually so I can be alert for the kids during the day.
This is a great neighborhood!
-3 blocks to BART/ Caltrain
-2 blocks from local bus line on El Camino
-2 miles to SFO
-walking distance to Bayshore, Spur, and San Andres hiking trails.
- At least 6 grocery stores within walking distance including Safeway, Trader Joes, Lunardi's, Lucky, Pape Meat Market, and a small mom-n-pop asian market.
-Restaurants- Tons of Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai places, some American Diners, Sushi,
- 24 hr fitness and a small peaceful Yoga Studio
install the 511 app on IOS and Android to help you get around.
-BART- (website hidden). Subway system will take you from Millbrae to SFO, Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland, and the central valley
-Caltrain- (website hidden). Train system that runs the length of the peninsula from San Francisco to Gilroy stopping in every city.
-Muni- San Francisco bus system
-Bikes- (website hidden)
Don't be a dick.
Clean up after yourself.
Don't break things.
Keep showers under 20 min.
Lights out when you leave the room.
Quiet hours from 10PM to 8AM.
Don't pick the fruits, vegetables and flowers from the garden.
The housing situation was very self-sufficient; there were about 6 guys there, most had been there for at least a few weeks and seemed very comfortable there. They welcomed me and showed me my sleeping arrangements. Three bunkbeds sleep 6 people in one small room, but I had no problems at all and made some great friends along the way. The landlord made us sweet potatoes (not to be expected every time I assume!) and treated us like family. A great experience if you don't mind living in close quarters with others and general lack of privacy that comes with that.
If you are staying here realize it is bunk beds. I was unclear about this and the guy below me seemed to be rolling around and constantly moving which on the bunkbeds was hard. I called a Lyft at 4am without sleeping, but I am an incredibly light sleeper and I blame most of it on myself.
Extremely easy to get around and to the airport, the bart station is 2 blocks away. Affordable living, Very communal. The host overall was very nice and she made everything easy.
I probably didn't read the ad correctly - it's a dorm bed in a house with about 16. Most seemed to be long term or staying longer than a few weeks.
Some friendly people and I enjoyed it for 2 nights - if you're looking for more privacy and comfort then obviously you'll be paying more in this area.
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About the Host, Jocelyn
Hi! I'm Jocelyn. Besides running this hacker house I am a special needs teacher in a severe to moderate classroom, run a kids hacker day camp, and am taking computer science classes. I've taught all kinds of kids all kinds of skills, from computers to daily living to swimming. Some of my long-term goals include starting a home-based preschool, use social networking to connect professionals in the entrepreneurial fields, maker fields, and educational fields to create long-term changes in our educational system, especially for those in Early Childhood Education, those with disabilities, and those of lower Socio-Economic status communities. I've started this house to bring Hackers, Entrepreneurs, Educators and basically anyone who is interested in making the world a better place for our future generations.