Home type
Home size
3 bedrooms
Uncovered off-street

Private bedroom

Rent amount
Single$220 per week (includes bills)
Date available
25 May 2019 for 4 months to plus
Bedroom size
Medium bedroom (double bed size)
Bedroom furniture
With a bed
  • Shared bathroom
  • Built-in wardrobe
  • Desk available
Security bond
Other information
Wooden floor boards, beautiful windows

Home Description

Description of the home

Most important this is a place to call home, to provide a sanctuary and a sense of belonging. Drama-free!!!! Beautiful Art Deco (California bungalow style) free-standing double brick house with a homely and +ve vibe. Large living areas, lounge room, study/reading room. Fabulous outdoor/indoor area with couch for reading, resto, relaxo. Huge backyard garden, would suit a green thumb or anyone who wants to grow their own organic veggies.

Open fireplace for winter and a cozy night in, air-conditioning in main living area for summer. Stereo in living area to enjoy great music, usually playing PBS community radio. An inspiration place to live, a home vibe with charm, the home is a living art piece that you can contribute to if you so desire.

I've been here for 10 years, at times on my own. However I prefer to space to be enjoyed, I believe co-living is good from housing affordability, sustainability and healthy mind perspectives. For a few years one of the rooms was on Air bnb, 50+ guest from all over the world, we had good times and reviews were always positive. Often beautiful friendships were created. There are two bedrooms and a sunroom, I'm in the sunroom which makes the home affordable for the area it is located and has helped me pursue my passion project - side kick business in the arts/music trying to stablising artist income.

Super close to transport options, 3x trams for going to the city/Chapel (order of closeness tram #5,64,6) - takes 10min to get to Chapel St, another tram for going into the heart of St Kilda (#16). Train station options 'Armadale' (8min walk), 'Malvern' (12min walk). Bus 605 to Flagstaff.

Local shops, Malvern Central and Organically grown - 8-10min walk

Home features

  • Air-conditioning
  • Broadband Internet
  • Clothes washer
  • Balcony, patio or deck
  • Courtyard, garden or yard

Bills and expenses

Would prefer rent to be paid monthly in advance $953 ($220 x 52 wks / 12 mths), due 20th every month. Rent includes all bills (wifi, electricity, water, gas (for the hot-water). Household essentials: ethical cleaning products for kitchen and laundry, as well as toilet paper.

Occupants Description

Gender & sexuality
  • Female, straight
  • Male, straight
Age group
  • 25 to 30 years
  • 31 to 35 years
  • 36 to 40 years
  • 41 years or over
Smoking at home
No cat or dog
Main interests
  • Art and culture
  • Business
  • Community work
  • Cooking and food
  • Creative interests
  • Current affairs
  • Movie goer
  • Music
  • Natural therapies
  • Personal development
  • Reading
  • Socialising
  • Spirituality
  • Writing
About the occupants
My name is Sophia (call me Soph), I'm Aussie first born with a mixture of European influences, Georgian, French and Ukrainian. I have an upfront and honest style, respectful admire people speaking their truth with love and acceptance. Run a art social enterprise start-up, finding ways for artist to be self sustaining with stablising income. My day job, I've shifted my career out of banking project management to work in the Education sector.

During the week Mon-Fri I'm out the door 7:15am and often out at gigs, events, talks etc after work, happy to let you know what's going down if you want to join in. On the weekend I'm usually stay in to recoup. Generally do a bit of a cook off on the weekend and I'm always happy to share a meal. I live as eco-friendly as possible and hope I can share the home with like minded peeps who are conscious consumers. Pain points for me is packaging or chemical based toxic stuff. Generally avoid processed food, live for healthy options of fresh organic fruit and veg, this makes me mostly vegetarian, but not fully. I have a deep love for chickens so prefer only having organic eggs in the house. Absolutely no 'Cage eggs' please!!

Daniel (from Brazil) is in the medium room, is studying a Masters by research on the topic of Melbourne street music, can check out his project on instagram SteetMusicMap. Easy going guy, no hassles.
Compatible people
Ideally you will be into arts (attending or being creative), social justice, eco-living, lifelong learning and seeker of knowledge. Can clean up after yourself and contribute to living in harmony. You'd be mindful of your environment footprint conscious of utilities like use of water. You have the ability to live in the whole house and enjoy all that it has to offer. Preferable preference might include not eating where they sleep daily, though after sharing for many years I have come to understand that many peeps like to hibernate in their room.

More importantly would love to share with someone who like to share life views, passions and philosophy, perhaps a gig, cocktail, also share a laugh (generally go to comedy on Monday if you're interested). When I have shared home space with like minded people we have enjoyed developing friendships and a friend-family style of care. Anyway just throwing it out there. My philosophy is to be yourself, speak your truth always, respect others perspective, clean up after yourself. Values that would work well include being optimistic about the future, mutually having manners, seeing good in life, people and diversity, with ability not to pass judgement, open, honest and not taking life or yourself too seriously. ENJOY time now and in harmony with no drama's, just open and honest communication.

Flatmate Preferences

Gender & sexuality
Any gender/sexuality
Age group
25 yrs+
Smoking at home
Without a cat or dog