Its a family owned sharehouse so the rent is reasonable and the landlords are friendly. Its a comfy, well established sharehome but also up for changes and new people and ideas.
During the lockdown we've scrubbed the decks and making the house and the garden awesome. But its always a work in progress.
- We are looking for people who are keen on more than just renting a room, but also being a part of a house that fosters community, activism, support and lasting friendships and working relationships.
- We're looking for people who are engaged and active in environmental or social justice movements, political organising, activism.
- People who are into living communally: sharing food, cooking and chores
- People who are into working out relationships, dynamics and conflicts, through good communication.
- People who are into living resourcefully: we dumpster dive, recycle, reuse and redistribute stuff.
- People who are into growing plants and food in the garden
- People who are into being respectful and sharing cleaning and cooking, and redistributing traditionally gendered roles fairly.
We like music, fun and social gatherings and would like to have a space where events, hangouts and parties are welcome (while negotiated) :) We like ideas of organising community events, ie. film screenings of documentaries, board game nights, meetings...
Here are some pictures of the house, some of the pictures are while ago but some are new.
The house itself has 3 big bedrooms, 3 small rooms (2 with bunk beds), big kitchen, bathroom. Outside is a separate big room, another toilet and a shed with laundry in it. Everything is spacious! Its single story but its not wheelchair accessible.
The garden is pretty awesome, with 2 little veggie patches, fruit trees, plants everywhere, but plenty of room for improvement, replacing trees, irrigating and more plants. Open to getting chickens down the side and if you're keen on that we could make it happen. We had bees who didn't survive the winter but keen to give it another try next summer.
The kitchen is big and well equipped with a huge fridge and all the cooking things. There is a dehydrator, a bread maker and an ice cream machine which all get a churn occasionally. We have a deep freezer full of dumpstered bread, milk and meat, and buckets and buckets of rice and nuts which we share with Food not Bombs and other causes. The cupboards are overflowing with pickles and preserves and dumpstered dry goods. Ready for corona and zombie apocalypse.
More or less the house operates with everyone supplying, cooking and sharing food with each other. We either do a big dumpster missions or shop at roughly $40 per week or got supplies by other means. We do chores for more for less half an hour each week, and sometimes have working bees. Its a nice way to keep things clean and also to keep improving the house. We do monthly house chats.
All those things are negotiable in terms of how they would work with new housemates, but if something along those lines is interesting to you, then that's heaps cool! :)
Ruben is a web designer for activist, environmental and older peoples community groups. check out
Eric is a sometimes activist, maker of things, mostly serious but also makes funny jokes and thoughtful contemplations.
Reeni is a full time activist, works for a cleaners cooperative, and is the secretary of the newly formed Renters and Housing Union. Since you're reading this ad you're probably a renter so you should join at
Joel and Matilda are 2* squatter extraordiares, activists, and all round nice guys, who are living here temporarily.
We haven't been a fully locked-down house, while we are taking care of not spreading the virus. We think a lot still needs to get done out there :o We are up for talking it through and negotiating around what other housemates need.
The potential for rooms/rents is variable - $110 for a medium room with a mezzanine, $150 for a big room. We share the bills.