Spacious, naturally well-lit, efficiently furnished. Private door to enter/leave the house, free street parking, 10-15 minute walk from Berkeley downtown, campus and subway (BART) stations. Great to work at, or be based out of for a Bay Area holiday.
Introductory price! I am just opening up this room to AirBnB, this listing price will certainly go up after the first few guests.
Wood floor panels, private door, lots of windows, large room with space for additional mattress if more than 2 people will be staying.
Feel free to respectfully use the living room, the shared ground floor bathroom with tub, kitchen, and wonderful backyard. You may place clearly labeled items in the kitchen fridge/freezer.
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I am very responsive over email and am happy to tell you all about the best parts of Berkeley -- tons of great food, nearby hikes, cute cafes and things to do.
I am an experienced AirBnB guest and so understand many of the frustrations a guest could have, and will do my best to save you from them.
If you are unfamiliar with the Bay in general also happy to give you some tips about SF and other areas.
I live in this room myself so usually I won't meet you in person as I list this only when I'm on the road.
TL;DR: Respect the residents of the house and their belongings, as well as the shared spaces. Ask if you have any questions, I'm pretty responsive even while traveling.
Please take off all footwear but socks at the entrance so as not to damage the flooring. I will provide slippers for use in the rest of the house.
You may use my speakers, monitors, ethernet cable and printer if you know what you're doing. These will be clearly marked. Ask me if you need help using any of these.
You may use the small space heater while in the room. Remember to turn it off when you leave and keep it clear of any flammable objects etc.
You may move the small furniture around (smaller desk, chairs).
Additional guests may arrive after you leave, so please be respectful to them and try to keep the room clean and returned to roughly its original condition by the time you leave. My housemate will change the sheets between guests, but don't make too much more work for him!
Don't take stuff from the house out of the house.
Don't take stuff from the common spaces and leave it in the room (you can bring in some chairs/dishes if you need them, just put them back later).
Don't take stuff from the room out of it.
I will clearly indicate what items in my room are available for your use. Please refrain from using any electronics, clothes or other tools that I do not indicate is for your use without asking my permission.
Please don't mess with or try to fix anything that doesn't work.
Generally, clean up after yourself.
Wash any dishes/pans you use, or at least soak them and then place them in the dishwasher.
Throw away any food you placed in the refrigerator before you leave.
No smoking of anything inside the house. Feel free to use the backyard, as long as you don't start a fire.
If you wish to use our house grill on the balcony, ask one of my housemates, be respectful of the room you need to walk through to access the grill, and clean up after you're done.
You may bring a pet, just keep in mind the following
The room/house does not provide any pet-care resources.
Clean up after them, please.
Do not allow them on the bed/mattress or chair.
Do not let them wander in the rest of the house outside the room.
There are two other cats in the house, one of them roams the common spaces. Please prevent your pet from interacting with them without talking to their owners about it first.
If you expect additional overnight guests, let me know ahead of time, I won't be charging extra up to 4 occupants total, and can arrange for mattresses in the room.
Don't invite more than a reasonable number of guests who'd stay more than a reasonable length of time (1-2, for t track the bike any deeper into the room than you found it to keep the room clean.
I'm a former nomadic hacker involved in design, education, entrepreneurship and game development. I lead a minimalist lifestyle (mostly just clothes and a computer), love to talk to people and always clean up after myself.
Grew up in the Middle East, shuttled to India often, studied in the US. I am the co-founder of two different startups in the US of A. Spent two years as a digital nomad across 10 East Asian countries before returning to California.
I tend to avoid tourism. I like to spend at least 1-2 months in a given place to get to really know what it's like to live there, and become a part of the society and culture. I'm a huge proponent of globalization, and really hope the world encourages mobility of people!
I now live in one of my favorite places in the world, and would like you to drop by and spend some time at my place :)