However, that means the Disaster House Party on July 16th will be their last as hosts. While I *do* plan to continue throwing parties, I expect them to change character somewhat. It's just not the same party if you have different hosts, is it?
It also means I'm looking for new housemates. We don't 100% know when they'll be leaving, but it looks like August or September. Which leaves us with the question - do you know anybody who'd want to live with me in Fremont?
I'm offering half a house - I get a bedroom, you get a bedroom, and the common areas are shared or split fifty-fifty. The shared areas include the office, the living room, a storage shed in back, a two-car garage, and the usual storage-y parts of kitchen and bathroom. There's just generally a good amount of space (some of which is currently kept off-limits at the DHP).
There's a hot tub. We have a tremendously good washer and dryer. There's an air-conditioner and wall heaters. The electrical system is recently upgraded and quite powerful and capable. There's a good amount of parking - driveway, garage and street. We have high hedges and fences for privacy. There's good access to both 680 and 880. The neighborhood is pretty quiet, but not quiet enough that a little noise is a problem. I happen to think our landlord rocks ;-)
I consider the house chores to be a shared responsibility. That's stuff like cleaning, taking out the trash, and yard work. We don't have to alternate doing each chore, but I'm looking for a pretty equal division. I'd be willing to discuss things like gardening or maid service, which would then be a shared cost, just like the utilities. Currently we don't do either of those.
Your base rent would be about half of what a house would rent for around here - basically, we'd split the rent, we're just renting from *me*, so I cover the difference between rent and mortgage. I'm going to do a bit more research in places like CraigsList, but currently I'm expecting half of that to come to between $750 and $850 per month. Shared utilities (water, garbage, gas & electric, phone or broadband if you use it) are split fifty-fifty.
I consider it my responsibility to pay for maintenance and repair on the house and appliances. If you want something specifically upgraded, we'll talk about how that gets paid for - I can't drop $2000 for a nifty new appliance any time I feel like it, sadly.
There are some other things worth talking about - how you feel about hosting big parties, for instance :-) But make sure the rest of the living situation looks good first. If we're not pretty happy as housemates, we won't make good co-hosts. My first priority is to make sure I've found somebody I can live with happily, and *then* we'll see about what kind of events we want to host.