When using a GPS: Note that our street can be reached directly from Lake Street. Some GPS directions are unnecessarily complicated.
Parking is available on the street. Please do not park in front of the garden on the right side of the house, per neighbor’s request.
We are transit-accessible; ask for details.
Bikes can be stored in the garage; ask upon arrival.
If the meeple “welcome” flag is on the door, you can come in without knocking.
We do not have a doorbell. Please knock or send us a text or call; ideally, both.
Note to the mobility impaired: There are four steps up to the front door of the house. If you would like a reserved parking spot in the driveway, let us know, and we'll put out a barrel marker.
Dander allergy sufferers: Rejoice! The house has no pets.
Food allergy sufferers: This house uses gluten, citrus, peanuts, and peanut butter. We can often provide food that is gluten or nut-free, but we cannot prevent traces. If you have a food allergy, please let us know.
Children are welcome, but the house is *not* childproofed.
The Environment We Hope to Create:
Recognizing the humanity in all people, we celebrate complex identities and promote space for everyone to grow.
We strive for an environment that welcomes people regardless of their neurotype.
Respect people’s space.
Individuals who live here may want or need time alone.
We practice physical and conversational consent.
Anyone can initiate a pause or break in a conversation at any time.
Here are some words that can help do this:
“Red”: Please stop this conversation
“Yellow”: Pause this conversation
We respect that taking a break from a difficult conversation is essential to the well-being of all participants.
Ask before touching someone whom you do not have an established touching relationship with.
Anything not labeled in the kitchen you are welcome to enjoy. Please let us know if something runs out.
Ask for permission before entering someone’s bedroom.
We apply the same toplessness norms regardless of gender: Shirts are not required. (This generally only matters in the summer; we don’t keep the house warm enough in the winter.)
As a general rule, we don’t keep or use recreational drugs, tobacco, or alcohol in the house. If this presents a hardship, please talk with us first.
We keep a scent reduced household. Please avoid smoke or heavy perfume.
Please don’t bring pets without asking first.
As it turns out, everyone who lives here sits to use the toilet.
Find the wi-fi password posted next to the router in the game room (or ask).
If we offer you crash space, we expect that you will be able to entertain and take care of yourself for much of the time you are here.
In the course of our day-to-day life, we may be seen naked or using the restroom with the door open.
This house hosts different sleep schedules. Moderate levels of noise may occur at any hour.