Vacancy at Ailanthus House, April 1
Ailanthus House, at 48th and Springfield, is looking for a housemate to share our community. We are a multi-gendered community of six (with you), plus a cat, in a beautiful old Victorian. We are part of the Life Center Association (aka "LCA"), which is our not-for-profit membership organization that owns the house and several others in the neighborhood. We are located near 48th Street and Springfield Avenue. The house has 2 full bathrooms, a huge kitchen with breakfast/dining room, 2 living rooms, storage space in attic or basement, washer/dryer, a front porch, a large back yard with deck, hammock, & herb garden. We are folks who are pretty laid back, interested in sharing meals, all with lots of experience living collectively.
Move in date is April 1st 2016.
We are looking for new housemates who are:
excited about communal living
committed to a clean home
values good communication
responsible and accountable in community; monthly meetings are part of our house.
We share a lot , and we'll expect you to share with us, so the total monthly costs line up as follows:
Room Share: $482
(3Rear suite of a 10x10 and a 8x10 study/room)
These are two rooms, one with closet and two windows and another office space with one
window, both facing the backyard. Includes utilities, internet, soap, light bulbs, etc.
Food Share: $170 includes bulk, household items (TP, soap, lightbulbs, etc)
Food includes coffee, tea, staple grains and legumes, milk, eggs, butter, cheese, fake cheese, mostly organic veggies and fruit -- really good food and plenty of it. One housemate has Celiac disease and happily lives here, so most dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
TOTAL REQUIRED MONTHLY EXPENSES: $652
Interested in taking the next step?
Please respond via email with answers to questions below. We look forward to hearing from you!
1) Can you live happily in a house that has a cat?
2) Can you live in a house where you can't bring new pets?
3) We're vegetarian / vegan-friendly but we're mostly omnivores and one Celiac. What is your diet like?
4) Please give us a phone number and name of someone with whom you've successfully shared living space. And feel free to describe that situation, briefly.
5) Our low rent is made possible in part by us doing more work to maintain the house than a normal tenant would. This includes some actual maintenance work, like painting and DIY-friendly small repairs, as well as close cooperation within our house to save money through sharing and bulk purchases, and helping to run the non-profit corporation that owns our house and functions only if we participate energetically. How do you imagine time for communal activities (for example, monthly house meetings, cooking for others, various house chores, membership duties with Life Center Association (aka "LCA")...) would all fit into your typical week?
6) Are you/will you be a student? If so, how do you think your studies will affect your ability to engage in the community activities described in question #5?
7) How do you feel about living with people who are of different ages, races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and spiritual practices (or lack thereof)?
8) Smoke (tobacco, incense, etc) is not allowed inside the house. OK?
9) What's your lifestyle around drugs, including tobacco and alcohol?
10) Please provide a phone number and best times to call you for a 10-minute phone interview.
11) When are you available for an in-person interview?
12) Who are you? Give us sense of who you are and also include your name and contact information.
Contact info available here: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/roo/5363440723.html