ROOMSNewly renovated rooms with huge closets available in a fully furnished (negotiable tho if you love to decorate~) upper duplex of a Victorian house in Flatbush-Ditmas Park. Photos + descriptions below.+ $1200/month includes heat, hot water, electrical, gas, wifi, free in-house laundry, indoor bike parking, Netflix, Amazon Prime, veggie CSA share.+ $150 for a desk in 24 hr communal co-working study (optional)+ $1500 security deposit (negotiable)+ addt'l fees /deposits per person / animal sharing the room / space
HOUSEOur House is a wooden-frame Victorian house undergoing ongoing improvements. There are five steps up to the porch, and then there is a steeper staircase of 16 steps leading up to the duplex. House is half a block away from two Q train stops, around the corner to a number of buses (including express buses) and close to King's Theater, gyms, post office, Cortelyou Road shops, restaurants, food coop, cafés, greenmarket, library and more.
Currently (this is all flexible and mutable based on current housemate preferences/experiences and communication!), housemates share:+ Bi-weekly house meetings and shorter weekly topical check-ins+ Monthly community dinners+ Daily house dinners+ Park Slope Food Coop membership (https://www.foodcoop.com)+ a CSA membership + a free veggie share and other free perks+ an additional food and household budget (not included in rent) of approximately $125-$200/month each + a House Funds spent by consensus+ a Cooperative Agreement: bit.ly/OHCooperates+ a guest room+ Farmy duties (your choice of chicken care, beekeeping, compost care, bi-weekly farming days, etc.)+ Dog care (only 1 walk + feed per week)+ Loaner bikes and a bike repair space. Planning for car sharing.+ House maintenance, development, projects and fun! Dreaming of murals, free library & pantry, and starting an Artist-in-Residence project.+ A squatty-potty! A piano! Aromatherapy! Kitchen full of top-of-the-line gadgets! A bidet! A tea bar!
Other Amenities:Common spaces fully furnished and renter insured. Decked out kitchen (Subzero, Miele, Vitamix, Cuisinart, KitchenAid to name a few!). Eclectic lending library. Large outdoor spaces (porch, backyard, garage, driveway) with hammock, swing, tables, fireplace. Designated off-street driveway parking available; Additional storage, and workspace negotiable. Opportunities to discuss ownership, power and space.
CURRENT HOUSE/LANDMATES+ 邵lida: 34-year-old medical school student engaged with POC intellectualisms and lives. Plays piano, erhu and with cats, animals, and language. Likes to cook/eat, read, farm, watch movies. Full-time Owner & Collective Member working on house renovations with part-time help from community and creating a Community Land Trust with pro bono legal and financial help.+ xtian: 44-year-old visual artist with high-end contracting skills. An avid reader, a pescatarian interested in vegan gourmet. Rides bike as much as possible. Renovating two other places in addition to this house on a part-time/sweat-equity basis. Stepper-to-Own & Collective member+ M.F. Dulce de la Jaguar: a 2 year old lovable, friendly, clean, quiet mutt doggie with papers from South Korea. Loves long walks on the beach and shaking their butt. Lifts one paw when focused like an arrow. Multiple beds in warm spots. Brain & Land Trust of the House.+ 1st floor separate apartment are friends: a family with 4 kids we share 2 meals a week with.+ 5 pullets: Three 2-year-old composters, (B.O.O., Peck, Leggy) and two (Bigbie and Li'l B) who started laying last year. They're often found publicly scratching, aerating dirt; eating and digesting. All are sprinters who prefer warm stones and high bars, and who contemplate all spots with equal consideration. Firm believers in sleeping from dusk to dawn. Practice the lost art of communal dust bathing and do not keep all eggs in one basket. Brain & Land Trust of the House.+ 2 Russian queen bees who don't sting anyone else but other queens bees. ++their hives: We live for others, work really hard, zip around, and support the world. The original mathematicians, we tackle problems from both sides. We guard our entrance fiercely and will collectively buzz in warning. Brain & Land Trust of the House.
Looking for:People who want to fully engage with cooperativising. We prioritise POC, queers, New Yorkers who stay/ed, and those over 30 y.o.+ those who will see it as an opportunity starting from the ground-up;+ those who want to co-create; grow together; share responsibilities to and with one another;+ those who want to build a long-term household mentality and internal support network;+ those who love asking questions and thrive creating beauty out of many diverse and different inputs; + those who love nerding out creating systems that work, are equitable, and based on common values-->this is for you!
IF INTERESTED, next steps:Fill out the below Google Form, or email a video and/or a detailed email to: OurHouseGrowsinBrooklyn <at> gmail <dot> com. We read apps as they come in as we could also hold the room for the right person and can be flexible with particular situations.