Laughing Hearts Living Community (a longtime EBCOHO Supporting Member Group) is looking for a warm GBQT/queer-friendly man to join our household on 61st St. in North Oakland. We'd like someone who's into giving & receiving hugs, has a sense of humor & a commitment to on-going check-ins and communication.
The 3 current members share a newly remodeled duplex with a cozy backyard full of lush bushes & trees. Late 2016 is our timeline for having our new, queer/queer-friendly male housemate move in.
Our Saturday October 29th 10:30 a.m. meeting & pot-luck brunch will offer community-seeking GBQT/queer-friendly men a fun way to get to know Amos, Mona & Annie, our current residents. We'll do some laughter yoga, gentle movement and ice-breakers as a way to connect with each other, and talk about our community. A pot-luck brunch will follow the meeting.
If you'd like to attend our event, please RSVP, and then answer the survey questions we email you. Only folks who answer the survey questions will be invited.
Our Community cooks & eats meals together two or three times a week, shares food, house chores, garden upkeep, dancing and other fun activities. We support each other in our professional & personal lives.
We're committed to environmental & food justice and are involved in the innovative Dover St. Edible Park Garden Program just 4 blocks form our house.
Our new community-mate will rent for a trial period of 6-12 months to see if we are a good match. After that, we can discuss the possibility of him becoming an equity partner over time.
Rent of $900/month includes all utilities, internet, and shared food.
A newly created 8' X 18' downstairs bedroom awaits our fourth community-mate. It has a view of fig and apple trees, comes with its own bathroom, as well as a nearby shared galley kitchen. There are two living rooms and an upstairs kitchen to share as well during most day-times and early evenings. Use of shared spaces to be negotiated.
We've made lovely connections with our ethnically diverse neighbors. The Dover St. neighborhood has the feel of a small village, features two parks, and numerous community-building initiatives ranging from edible park gardens, restorative justice working groups and arts programming.
Timeline for Moving In would be November or December 2016. We'd like to get to know you over the course of a month or so before we'd invite you to join our community. Perhaps we could make & share a few meals together and even have you stay with us for a try-out week as a way to get to know each other.
If you have questions, contact the organizers. If you RSVP, be sure to include your email address so they can send you the questionnaire so you can get the address and join for brunch.