This is a Communal Hacker House for traveling entrepreneurs, makers, and educators. Here you are family. Welcome home!
Read EVERYTHING before sending me a message. All rooms are co-ed with bunk beds. Each bedroom has access it's own bathroom. There are no private rooms. 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.
2 shared kitchens, carpeted floors, tranquil gardens.
I have a slight preference for 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 tell me a little bit about yourself and why you are traveling. That helps me share your awesomeness with fellow travelers and our community.
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
Free for you!
-Internet - three lines of internet so there is less competition
-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
Guests have access to all house amenities. Two kitchens, two living rooms, 3 internet lines, 3 full bathrooms, 2 laundry rooms, and an asian mom who likes to cook for you!
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-an-pop asian market.
-Resturants- Tons of Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai places, some American Diners, Sushi,
- 24 hr fitness and a small peaceful Yoga Studio
-BART- Subway system will take you from Millbrae to SFO, Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland, and the central valley
-Caltrain- Train system that runs the length of the peninsula from San Francisco to Gilroy stopping in every city.
-Muni- SanFrancisco bus system
-Bikes- Each city has a bike share program. Also Talbots Bike Shop in San Mateo has bikes for rent.
Other Things to Note
Kim is the house mom. She is a retired chef and enjoys cooking for anyone in the cottage around 5/6PM on most days. It isn't guaranteed, but if you are nice to her she will be nice to you. She also owns the house.
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.
I stayed in the back of the house or known as the cottage area. It's segregated from the main house. I think it's nicer to stay there just because there's less people. Six in the only bedroom back there, one in the living room.
The space definitely wasn't clean when I arrived and there was some foul smelling stuff in the kitchen that kept me out for that day. I think that was just some weird food being cooked or was left out.
The next day I was there, they had a cleaner come in and clean things. That was nice. However, the place still felt run down and didn't seem well maintained. The bathroom had some mold, holes in the wall, and general need of repair. Unsightly, I guess you could say. Overall, the cottage needs better organization, upkeep, and more frequent cleaning. The photos make things look much better than they are.
Jocelyn is generally friendly and I have no qualms with her as a host. But, I feel there's too many people in this place for me. If I had been booked in the main house, it could have been a much worse experience. There's over 16 people staying on the property and it's too many people for the size of the property. You could get a better experience at a hostel in SF for the same (or less) price.
Flight was delayed and didn't make it into SFO until 1am. This was my first AirBnb experience and it won't be my last! Enjoyed a very clean bed, sheets, and bathroom. Really enjoyed the hospitality I had even coming in that late. I was greeted politely and given a short tour. It was great in the morning Bart was a 5minute walk and I was able to make it into SF.
This is my first time to use Airbnb, and I do enjoy this experience. I arrived at Jocelyn's house a bit late, and found difficult to park my car perfectly between two cars on that rainy day. Then Whaf(*I don't know how to spell your name, sorry) came to me and helped to park my car. He said he kept the door for people who came back late, and then helped me to settle down. There are several other people in the house, some of them even lived for months, and everyone is friendly! I do recommend this house to other people.
It's my pleasure to stay at Jocelyn's place, I met a lot of good people here. it's a good experience.
Just single word is perfect for this place Hackhouse :D Loved the place and people around
Jocelyn was a good host and everything was as described. Although I was only there for a short time, the place seemed to have a community feel to it.
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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.