About This Listing
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.
Yes, quite welcoming and very accommodating. Convenient neighborhood 10min morning drive to airport. Exactly what I needed.
I stayed here for one night so I could be close to the airport. Everyone was friendly and interesting at this hacker house. The questionnaire to stay here might seem like a lot, but it is to ensure guests will be a good fit. This meant that it was not hard to connect with fellow guests which was a relief. My roommates were not around a lot, but were respectful while people were sleeping in the suite. Desmond is awesome and I am glad he will be at the hacker house long-term. Jocelyn has a lot of passion and I totally align with her view on the hacker life. So much good food nearby. Millbrae is clean and safe. BART station is nearby so I was able to fit in a last minute trip to Japantown before going home. Parking during the day is a little tricky for time more than two hours, but overnight is a piece of cake. If I was staying longer than the one night I would have tried harder to not move my car as much. I will definitely come back for a longer stay in the future.
While I never got to actually meet Jocelyn, she responded quickly and seems pretty darn awesome.
The house is in a lovely neighborhood, and is a nice house overall. They are sturdy bunkbeds, though the mattress was thin, it was pretty comfortable.
The price was awesome, the folks friendly and it was a quiet, safe, cozy place to stay the night before a very early flight. Conveniently, the BART train was only a couple blocks away and took me straight to SFO. The walk there at 4am was well lit and pleasant!
Thanks for a safe spot within my budget.
Jocelyn's place is amazing. Super convenient if your taking a plane from San Francisco International airport. I just needed a place to spend the night in a super short notice (I confirmed my reservation that morning). I will certainly stay there again if I need to go to SF again.
Having an emergency come up I ended up having to stay one more night in San Francisco. Left with either the choice to sleep in my rental car or book something out of the budget, I luckily found Jocelyn's place. It was very nice of her to accept my request on such short notice. The home is conveniently located about 5 - 10 minutes from SFO. I did not explore the home much as I checked in late in the evening and people were sleeping. The bathroom was fairly large and the home was quite clean for how many people were living there. Overall experience was good and would stay again.
No tuve el gusto de conocer personalmente a Jocelyn, pero uno de sus huespedes me recibió y me asigno el lugar para dormir. A pesar de que habiamos varias personas en la habitación, el ambiente fué de camaraderia, respeto y orden. La casa está muy bién ubicada, a 3 calles de la terminal de trenes para ir a San Francisco o San José. También se puede llegar fácilmente al aeropuerto en tren local.
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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.