Room for Rent in Minneapolis QTPOC House
Myself and my other roommates have a room available for rent in our 5 bedroom 2 bathroom house consisting of Queer and Trans People of Color. We have a large fenced in yard with a house garden on the side during the summer, a wrap around porch and island kitchen with plenty of space for eating, conversation and collaborative cooking. On the second floor landing we have a reading nook where you can find our mini-library. We have high-speed internet, a “weight room” under construction in our basement, washer and dryer on site and ample storage space for each individual. The house is NOT alcohol free, and we ask smokers to find an ashtray outside. All other recreational habits are open for discussion upon interview.
Who are we?
We are a group of friends/community organizers who enjoy collaborative and responsible living while still knowing how to have a good time (Yes, we are known to party every so often). The roommates consist of a QTPOC youth who we’ve been hosting since June of 2013, a couple (which I’m 1/2 of) and two other QTPOC individuals. About 1/2 of our household consists of full-time workers or students. This house has grown into a safe space for the Queer and Trans Communities of Color here in Minneapolis, and we intend to keep it this way.
What’s Important To Us?
Respect of personal space and mental health requirements are a large focus in our mini-community and we pay special attention to eachother’s individual requests in regard to space, noise, smell, triggers and anxiety responses.
We live a block away from a bus line with both street and private parking available. Most grocery stores and other retail places are roughly 10 minutes away by car. Downtown Minneapolis tends to take 30 minutes by bus.
The room will be available on March 1st of 2014 with no damage deposit required. This house is unfortunately not very accessible - the room available is on the second floor with narrow hallways.
We prefer no pets, as we have a finicky feline who demands her territory be respected. The expected monthly contribution from each party is approximately $337-$420 for rent, plus a contribution to house bills.
If you feel as though you would be a good fit, please contact me at my tumblr and tell me about yourself - we look forward to arranging an interview and house showing.