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.
My first time at a share situation like this. Everyone was friendly. Parking can be an issue here. I also forgot my earplugs, but that's my own fault. :-) Would go back again for an inexpensive place to just crash.
Jocelyn's home was very welcoming and inviting. Everyone there was really warm and genuine. I was only there for one night so I didn't have a lot of interactions with Jocelyn, but she seemed really nice and sweet when we met. Amenities were as described. I wanted for nothing when I was there. Will definitely come back to visit this lovely home again when I'm in the area. Thanks Jocelyn and gang!
I only stayed at the hacker house overnight for a layover at SFO, but it was an incredibly pleasant experience. Jocelyn was very friendly and helpful as well as responsive through the booking process. I arrived pretty late but was greeted, given a quick tour of the house, and then set up with bedding and towels. I slept in one of the downstairs bunk rooms which had 6 beds in it (3 of which were full) and everything was comfortable and clean.
There is a shared living room and kitchen upstairs that had a few people hanging out, cooking, doing work etc. Even in my short stay I managed to have conversations with several interesting and friendly people; if I needed a reasonably priced place to stay for a month or so I could definitely see myself staying here. It's like a mix between a college dorm and a hostel. You can cook for yourself in a shared kitchen (most of the food staples are available in a communal pantry) and there is even enough space for most people to have their own little closet section, but you are responsible for cleaning up after yourself, doing your own laundry, etc.
I think the key to staying in a place like this is a mix between being considerate to others and realizing that you are in a shared space and privacy is most likely not an option. As long as you're easy going and willing to socialize I would definitely recommend this place. It looks like a lot of fun.
Location is really great, in the halfway between silicone valley and San Francisco, if you happen to need a little bit of both it will certainly be the one for you. The culture Jocelyn cultivated in the dorm was also amazing, with everyone being super friendly and thoughtful of others. There are also quite a few long-term tenants, which tell you their satisfaction level.
Lots of different people to meet-- from everywhere!
Clean and accommodating.
It was a quick stay in a home with people who were inviting and friendly! It felt more like living at home with a large family than travelling. It was enjoyable and I'd definitely stay there again.
Jocelyn was real nice and way down to earth. The house is awesome. If you dont mind staying and being around a bunch of ppl this place is great. Everyone is real friendly and it is like a small family here. I stayed 2 weeks I liked it so much. Totally would come back
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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.