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Two Rooms Available in Queer/Trans Leftist House

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We are two people moving into a four bedroom house looking for two others to join us in the process of creating a queer collective home.

Location: Downham, Lewisham

*Please note Spare Room's options for "gender" not representative of current or future potential housemates.*

🖤 House Culture

We are looking to create a home grounded in mutual care and solidarity; a space that is feminist, anti-racist, pro-survivor, abolitionist, fat-positive, and oriented towards disability justice; a sanctuary in a hostile world; a hub of cross-pollination for wider circles of interdependence in our communities.

In practice, we think that looks like:

- regular house meetings
- consensus based decision making
- splitting rent and bills based on income and access to wealth (note that Spare Room prices listed do not reflect this)
- conscious division of domestic labor
- some level of communal food-sharing, cooking, eating
- exercising caution with regards to Covid safety, not just for ourselves but as a matter of public health

🛠️ Logistics

Tenancy:

Two double rooms available starting latest October 11th, possibly earlier. Some flexibility for move-in date. Let us know your timeline when reaching out! Rooms are semi-furnished, details to be discussed.

Rent per room depends on who's sharing expenses, but splitting rent flat would be £500/room (not including bills). Bills run the current tenants £385/month for the whole house (council tax, electric, gas, internet), but could likely be accessed more cheaply.

Not 100% sure, but it seems likely no references or guarantors are required. We are waiting to hear from landlord about the use of housing benefit. We can talk more about this as needed.

Security deposit of one month's rent upon move-in.

The house itself:

- big back garden with porch and green space
- covered outdoor bike storage
- two bathrooms, one with shower and one with bath tub
- good size kitchen
- washing machine
- living room
- one parking spot in driveway and more free on street

Accessibility info:

- Low scent, not scent-free (some essential oils, incense, burning herbs. people smoke cigarettes outside.)
- House is three floors. Living room, kitchen, and washing machine on ground floor. Two bedrooms and bathroom with tub on middle floor. Two bedrooms and bathroom with shower on top floor. Front and back doors have lips but no steps. 14 steps to middle floor. 14 steps to top floor. Each floor is flat. Rear deck has two steps down to the garden.
- There is a neighbor's cat who has adopted this household as her own and will be in and out of the house regularly.
- No entry system, just doorbell for sound.
- No induction loops.
- Walls are a bit thin in terms of noise, more so horizontally than between floors.

✨ Seeking in Potential Housemates

No men. No tankies/statists. 26+. Kind, communicative, self-aware people who want to invest time and energy in their home, and also have particular interests and passions of their own. Ideally six months minimum commitment. Looking to sign a new tenancy contract together, but not required. Message if interested!

[Images are from the initial estate listing. The garden is much more wild these days, and the furniture is all totally different.]

  • £500 pcm (double)
  • £500 pcm (double)

Availability

Available
Now
Minimum term
None
Maximum term
None

Extra cost

Deposit
(Room 1)
£500.00
Deposit
(Room 2)
£500.00
Bills included?
No

Amenities

Furnishings
Furnished
Parking
Yes
Garage
No
Garden/terrace
Yes
Balcony/Patio
Yes
Disabled access
No
Living room
shared
Broadband included
No

Current household

# housemates
2
Total # rooms
4
Ages
27 to 32
Smoker?
Yes
Any pets?
No
Language
English
Occupation
Mixed
Interests
music, cooking, art, gaming, dancing, history, technology, computers, diy, plants, activism, social justice
Gender
2 Females

New housemate preferences

Couples OK?
Yes
Smoking OK?
Yes
Pets OK?
Yes
Occupation
Don't mind
References?
No
Min age
26
Gender
Males or females
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