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.
It was my first time using Airbnb and I was visiting SF for a personal research trip. Jocelyn was extremely accommodating before the trip - we communicated over email to arrange final details of when I would be checking-in. During my layover in Vancouver (on my flight to SF), I realized that I hadn't asked for the exact address yet. I texted Jocelyn and she replied within seconds. Unfortunately, Jocelyn wasn't there when I arrived at the Hacker House but many of her tenants were. They were all incredibly kind and welcoming. We sat in the living room and chatted for a couple of hours, and this made me feel very comfortable and at home. One of the tenants showed me to my bed, and I enjoyed a good cup of coffee in the morning with someone who was also staying. I never had the opportunity to meet Jocelyn, but I would highly recommend staying at her place. All of the guests she takes in are awesome. Jocelyn was extremely timely and helpful, too. The house is very close to the Bart station, which connects to the airport. There are some great diners and restaurants in Millbrae for you to enjoy as well. I hope to be back there in the near future!
I arrived in SFO at midnight and got into a taxi to take me there. He had never heard of the place and we had to go there just judging from the map. When we got there, it was a huge 24-hour gym, and no-one had ever heard of this place. After spending two hours searching in the dark and having the reception calling both Jocelyn (whose phone was off) and an information service, they concluded that this place is a scam and does not exist. I spend the rest of the night walking around in the streets and ended up spending almost 48 hours w/o sleep since all other affordable places very sold out.
I really loved staying here during my time in California. In terms of location, it is within walking distance of all sorts of places (restaurants, grocery stores, a gym, etc.). The BART/CalTrain is right around the corner, which makes it fairly easy to get around the bay area. The house itself is clean and well kept. You meet lots of interesting people and have the opportunity to make very good friends while living here, which, if you're moving to an area where you don't know anybody yet, is a serious plus. Overall, Jocelyn is a fantastic host and the house is great. I cannot say enough positive things about my experience here.
It was a very nice place. Just about 10 mins' walk from the Millbrae station, and the room is clean. In addition, there are two travelers at the time, which was also good for me.
The other people staying there were welcoming and interesting (and all working on cool projects!). Plus the room I stayed in was clean, the bedding was new, and the kitchen had everything I needed.
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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.