Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The search is back on...

Yes...the apartment hunt is starting slowly, but surely...would love to be settling into a new place by Oct. 1st. No, looking for an apartment in SF has not gotten any easier.  Finding a room in a shared apartment in these times is an art, it is jujitsu. It cannot, under any circumstances, be taken too seriously. It is excruciating and fascinating all at the same time. The city opens up in a whole new way...

I've searched for rooms in an apartments in this hilly city, three times in less than three years. There's stories there. Tall tales and soap operas that should be told. But for now, I'll do what I've always wanted to---create and share a list of my favorite craigslist ads while I'm searching. I always keep a collection of these ads--to keep up the spirits when the searching gets oh so low--and slowly, this collection becomes a story all unto itself.

So here goes, the latest and greatest -- keep in mind all these ads come up from a very specific search that is generally something like this:
SF rooms/shares 
Max Rent = $1000 (OMG, I never thought I'd be willing to pay this much)
3 neighborhoods selected: Mission, Bernal, Noe (as the search continues...more hoods may be added)

1. Is it already Burning Man again?

$400 2 beds in camper at Burning Man (mission district)

Date: 2012-07-20, 12:37PM PDT
Reply to: txmhx-3152218967@hous.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Are you a fun girl who likes to party? Do you need a place to stay at Burning Man? Look no more. I am trying to rent a small camper for $1,200 and need at least two girls and maybe one additional individual of either sex to go in on the cost with me. It will be delivered to the Playa very close to Center Camp. It comes filled with propane and water. No cleaning deposit & no cleaning. Our camp costs $100. There is a 250 gallon grey water disposal tank (NO GROSS GREY WATER TO DEAL WITH), kitchen, great shade structures, and a big truck to take up all your stuff. I will most likely be going in early.

Total Cost of camping per person with 3 people $500
Total Cost of camping per person with 4 people $400

2. Spanish ads in the Mission I've seen, but French?

$900 grande chambre a louer pour F (mission district)

Date: 2012-07-20, 1:30PM PDT
Reply to: 9qspq-3147666359@hous.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Grande et belle chambre a louer uniquement pour 1 F (suis egalement 1 F hetero pour info) super pratique (3 blocks du bart 24th) proche de tout !
Parquet, placard, hauts plafonds dans la chambre (matelas dispo si besoin)
Partage Internet et PGE
Dispo de suite
Pas de couples et pas d'animaux (j'ai un chat deja)

Bonne chance !
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3.  Quote of the day: "We don't care what bands you're into now or what rain forest cooperatives you've started. Just be a decent person with $1845 to move in."

$615 Sunny Room on 24th/Harrison (mission district) (map)

Date: 2012-07-20, 10:38PM PDT
Reply to: kqtvk-3153198753@hous.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Good size room open September 1st. Nice place to share with two others--42 year old male psychotherapist/mma enthusiast and 25 year old female who describes herself as the "great white buffalo". Libertarian vibe. No chore wheels. No house meetings. Everything kind of gets done anyway. Meat eating household. No pets. No couples.

We don't care what bands you're into now or what rain forest cooperatives you've started. Just be a decent person with $1845 to move in.
Harrison at 24th (google map) (yahoo map)
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