Northcote
Victoria
Rent: TBC Bond: ~$600
very communal, vegetarian, extra queer friendly, has a veggie patch, chemical free, no tv

Hello
We have 2 rooms becoming available at our big share house in Northcote!

The first room will be available from the 17th August,
approx 3 x 3.5m downstairs no BIR, furniture not included.

Second room available (picture w pink umbrella) around 17th Oct or earlier if needed, approx 3 x 2.5m upstairs, with BIR, furniture may not be included .

We are proud to live in an extraordinary 8-bedroom share home in Northcote. Affectionately it has been nicknamed “The Manor” because although big, it’s hardly a manor. Rather, it’s shambly, crumbly, full of character, and very well loved by successive generations of big dreaming “Manorites” who have made their nest here.

The Manor was formed about 7 years ago by a bunch of people who envisioned great potential in a less than legal boarding house in sad state of disrepair. Carpets were ripped up, walls painted, soils tended and planted. Lots of discussions were had about how to create a fun and functional community with heart and purpose. Over the years a range of physical aspects of the house have been DIY renovated and beautified. Also, many processes of community have been developed and redeveloped in the dynamic experience of living and working together. It’s an exciting and beautiful evolution to be part of.

KEY FEATURES OF THE MANOR
- We have a shared kitty for all food, bills and other house purchases
- We shop ethically where possible.
- The house is vegetarian, but many living here are not.
- There is a meal on the table most nights of the week that is cooked by whoever has the time and inspiration and eaten gratefully by anyone who is around.
- An abundant garden and outdoor chill space for those lush summer days
- The Parlour: A guest bedroom/study/project space
- The DreamLab: A shed/project space with storage space
- Our intention is to have regular house meetings to discuss any issues, plan parties, and avoid unnecessary conflict
- We regularly have film nights, pot lucks, parties and performances at The Manor depending on the energy of people in the house to organise these.

We get along really well together and there is very little history of conflict or tension in the house. We see this as a result of fostering a culture of open and thorough communication where there are always forums to air concerns or wishes and any forms of passive-aggressive conduct just wouldn’t fly. We all have rich independent lives outside the house making the world a better place through our work and enjoying the world in our play.

The members of the house are; Belinda - our cheeky spanish reina, queen of joking, a chef & teacher, who packed up her life in Valencia some 18 months ago and moved to Melbourne. Rita- is a holistic Wellbeing Counsellor, into deep ecology, nature lover, dancer & explorer of life, Jon- a prolific builder, architect and art lover, spends his time on creative projects, dancing, music and all-round possum, Anna - a clown, theatre facilitator and performer, who is serious about stupidity, Dan an outdoorsy and gentle soul, whose a DIY and homemade whiz, Linh (moving out in Oct) our bubbliest, Marie-Kondo low impact home maker goddess born in Vietnam, but growing up in Paris is super worldly. We are all aged between 27-40yo.

We would like people with energy to contribute to this vibrant and unique situation so it can be sustained and continue to grow and flourish. If you are interested in living in an intentionally communal way, are LGBTIQ friendly, anti-racist and anti-sexist and this sounds like the kind of place you would like to call home, you will probably fit right in! LGBTIQ+ identifying people highly encouraged to apply.
No pets, no couples, sorry.

PRACTICALITIES
We are looking for someone who is ready to sharehouse with us for at least 12 months. The rent is very affordable. We also pay $80 into the kitty for food and bills each week.
First Room available: 17th August
Second room available 17th Oct or earlier if needed

HOW TO GET IN TOUCH
If you are interested or know someone who might be,
**please follow these instructions carefully**:
> Send an email with a contact phone number to by the 21st of July
> Letting us know a bit about yourself and why you would like to join our house.
> Tell us if you've had experience living in a larger share house and how that went.
> Let us know if you would be looking for a 12 month min rental.
> Especially mention why becoming a part of a vibrant communal home is attractive to you.

We will be holding interviews on:
- Thurs 25th July 6pm-9pm
- Sun 28th July 6pm-9pm
- 25th July 6pm-9pm
- Tues 30th July 6pm-9pm
- Thurs 1st Aug 6pm-9pm

So please keep some time available during this period!

We acknowledge that The Manor is on the land of the Wurrundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and that their sovereignty was never ceded.

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