Sunday, September 20, 2015

Room to Let

I bought my house in 1972 and in 1978 tore most of it down keeping only a core 450 square feet
containing the front room and the original kitchen.  Then I added over 2,000 square feet and over the years continue to improve upon it.  Now it is a six bedroom with four complete bathrooms giant and is the key to my retirement!  I rent the rooms out and over time the renters move to better and bigger rooms as they become available.  The upstairs has 3 bedrooms, two about 12' x 14'  and the "Big One", about 16' x 22' with its own balcony.  There is one share bathroom upstairs with a tub/shower and even a Bidet!  The bathroom is bigger than "normal", about 7' x 10' and very comfortable.  The upstairs hallway is wider than "normal", about 5' wide and also very comfortable!  One of these rooms, 12' x 14' will be available on October 1st and rents for $450 with a $200 deposit, half of which is refundable.  All rents include all utilities, garbage and WiFi. Because the upstairs rooms are close to each other, out of politeness, overnight guests are not allowed.
The downstairs, at opposite ends of the house are two Studio Rooms with their own bathrooms and their own entrances.  These are isolated and overnight guests would not be noticed, but they are both rented although one tenant may be leaving soon.  They rent for $700 with $200 deposit.
The Main House has a downstairs shared bathroom with a six foot cast iron tub, a washer and dryer, big living room with a wood burning stove and large kitchen/dining area.  The kitchen is well equipped and we have been caning most of the summer.  There is a storage area in the front section of the garage and I live in the back area of the garage (it is pretty nice, don't feel sorry for me!).
The property is a third acre in the City and very secure and private.  There is a complete Outdoor Kitchen,  a gathering and seating area which is very nice.  Soon there will be a guest room for out of town visitors who may stay 3 nights for free while visiting!
There is a great Greenhouse where I start all the vegetable from seed for the garden and we should be able to have "greens" all year long!  There is a well established Organic Garden that produces far more than we can eat!  It is over 40 years old and has always been my main hobby! In the summer months there is a nice "splash pool" where you will find me on very hot days!
I am a retired but still working Metal Artist specializing in Ornamental Iron and my work can be found here:  I have a nice metal shop at the back of the property which I am happy to share. I can even teach you welding!
If you are interested in renting a room I really want to know  why? and, of course, how you intend to pay for it!  read More on this blog and see some photos and get to know me better, then, maybe we can become roommates!