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Welcome! We are a House Community for graduate students and young professionals who are involved (either professionally or non-professionally) in the arts and humanities. We offer a very upscale environment that is serene and friendly.

We seek an individual who is community-oriented, responsible, and passionate about the arts (architecture, cuisine, dance, gardening, interior design, literature, music, storytelling, theatre, visual arts) or the humanities (community organizing, education, environmental protection, history, medicine, religion, philosophy, psychology, sociology, urban design).

Want more details? Our Craftsman home offers three levels with 2400 square feet of living space. The house features a roomy three-season porch sitting area, a four-season porch reading room, a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and a dining room with a concert-grade digital piano. Our kitchen includes top-quality cookware, plenty of counter space, three refrigerators, a chest freezer, a dishwasher, brand-new oven, and high-quality appliances (ice-maker, air-fryer, crockpots, blenders, food processor, waffle maker, microwave, toaster oven . . . ). The lower level features a library with a projector and screen, a guest room, a tool room, and a laundry room. Our garage offers safe winter storage for bicycles, including kayaking equipment for resident use, and we have a secure covered area for bicycles in use. We also have two full bathrooms (one with a soaker tub) and a brick patio with a new deck area. Plans are to install a hot tub and pollinator garden this spring.

Our house is also located in an ideal location. We are in a beautiful, safe, and friendly neighborhood near St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas, right next to Macalester College on the St. Clair Avenue side. We are right off the 70 Bus stop, one block from the A-Line / Bus 84, and three blocks from the 63 and 74S Bus stop. We are also an easy walk to wonderful parks, coffee shops, pubs, and restaurants.

All residents cover a weekly maintenance task (60 min/week), so our home stays clean. In addition, residents can earn up to $200/month off rent at $15-25/hour by cooking or gardening, helping with extra maintenance, working on home improvement projects, or hosting community arts events. Lastly, if you come without a car, your rent is reduced by $30/month. We are seeking a resident who plans to stay long-term (at least one year); however, we offer a month-long trial period for new residents to make sure it's a good fit for all concerned.

One room is available on July 1 ($630/month). The private and spacious second-floor master bedroom offers two windows facing east, a nice twin or queen bed, desk, dresser, and closet.

Current residents include a jazz bassist, a fiber artist, a flutist, and a professional storyteller. Our adorable Ragdoll kitty prefers to reign supreme, so we cannot (alas) accept other cats or dogs. However, smaller pets in a cage or aquarium, including rabbits, are enthusiastically welcomed!

To qualify, you will have a reliable source of income and strong character references. If you are interested, please tell us about your background and goals and why our house community might be a good fit. We offer a serene and inspiring space, and we invite you to join us!

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