Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Seeking New Housemate for A Communal Group House in West Philly

This is the house where my buddy Nava (not my sister Nava) lives. (She's the acrobat.) This house is totally amazing. Since I can't have a shade garden and compost bin, you should have one and let me live vicariously through you!
About the House: Gorgeous 5-bedroom newly renovated Victorian twin on intimate, tree-lined, one-way street with many families and young people. The house is one block from Baltimore Avenue near 48th street and a 20 minute trolley ride to Center City. Front porch with rose bush and back porch with shade garden and compost bin. Large kitchen and communal spaces on the first floor, including bicycle parking area. Wireless internet.

There will be one small/medium sized bedroom becoming available Sept 1.
Rent will be $380, plus an equal share of food and utilities.

About Us: We are 2 men and 3 women between the ages of 24 and 29, some who have been living together for over 3 years. We are an intentional community that shares food and meals, holds bi-monthly consensus-based house meetings, and obeys the dictates of the all-knowing chore-wheel!
We are teachers, artists, activists, dancers, social workers, writers, planners, acrobats and bakers. Three of us are Jewish and enjoy holding periodic Shabbat functions and celebrate holidays. Two of us are progressive and liberal Christians. We like to use our space for community building, social gatherings, activist and artist events, and dance parties. We like to watch movies, garden, dance, do yoga, take walks around the neighborhood, cook yummy food, play sports like Frisbee and soccer, ride our bicycles and go for hikes in the Wissahickon. We are Mariposa Food Co-op members, not-quite vegetarians but mostly eat vegetarian by default (and for some, by choice).

About You: You are 24 or older, non-smoker, light or non-drinker, little to no drug use, queer-friendly, Jewish-friendly, clean, responsible, and warm. You are looking for a home, not just a place to sleep. You are interested in sustainable living, including buying local, recycling, and composting. You are interested or experienced in the fun and challenging endeavor of living cooperatively, and you have your own interests and awesome qualities to bring to our community.


  1. Hiya- did you guys ever find someone? Moving to Philly soon and curious....

  2. Kate --
    They did indeed find someone. You can also post a "housing wanted" listing here if you like -- let me know if you're interested.