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    friendship is terrible schmeel's Avatar
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    I need roommates

    Hey friends, sorry I haven't posted anything since the electricity fast ended. Um, but I'm looking for some roommates and/or subletters starting May 1st.

    I live with a group of folks who are working to build a community in the city. We have two apartments on the same street that are loosely affiliated with each other. Together we organize vegan potlucks, games nights, four-square games, and go to activist-related activities together. We buy our groceries communally, have a year-round CSA produce box, often eat dinner together and take turns cooking. We work to reduce our negative impact on the planet as much as we can, so we try to conserve water, energy and resources. We compost, and can line dry our clothes, try to garden and buy locally, bicycle around town, we're vegan, you know, all that good stuff. Of course, once long-term residents move in, we'll all sit down and redefine exactly what we're doing as a community.

    About the apartment:
    It's a third-floor apartment in a four-unit building. It has the capacity to be a four-bedroom apartment, we currently use one of the bedrooms as a "project room." Hardwood floors throughout, large living/dining area, with a manageable kitchen (counter and cabinet space aren't amazing, but is enough). The Kitchen has a ceiling fan, pantry, and gas stove/oven. Indoor back porch & outdoor back porchish. We're wicked close to the Red Line, Broadway, Clark, Foster and Lawrence buses. There's a very small raised bed with some sun in the back yard. Washer ($1) & Drier (75˘) in the basement, and a sheltered outdoor bike rack we scavenged. Total rent is $1210.25, split evenly between all of us. Utilities & groceries are pretty low. Heat and hot water are included.

    About the residents & community:
    So it looks like there's a chance I'm the only one not moving out, so there are one-to-three spots open. I'm male, 28, and vegan. I draw comics, and work at a restaurant. I love to ride my bike and cook and bake. I'm looking to work with folks to create an atmosphere in my apartment of community, creativity and enthusiasm, and open and honest communication. I like living in a welcoming apartment, allowing friends and friends of friends, and activists to crash on our couch, or join us for dinner. I keep the freezer stocked with Temptation Ice Cream and think smoking is really gross. The other roommate who might be staying is female, vegan, into art and books. If she stays we'll have two cats who are friendly when they get to know you.

    The other apartment is at the other end of the block, and the folks who live there are really cool. All vegan, and avid bike riders. We also have friendships and working relationships with a few neighborhood peace and social justice groups, and have a large social network of friends who come over for social events (most of whom are vegan).

    If this stuff sounds good to you, and you feel like you could fit well into our evolving community, PM me. Hope to hear from you soon.
    "When your love lets you go, you only want love more, even when love's not what you were looking for."-Tegan and Sara

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    eats a lot of prunes. Oatmeal Girl's Avatar
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    Oh my gosh, will you please move your community to Milwaukee? I'm looking for exactly what you're offering, beginning May 1st.

    Seriously, I don't have anything real to offer you, but I want to compliment you on your excellent living practices. I hope you find someone who will fit into your community!
    "Nothing will benefit health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
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    friendship is terrible schmeel's Avatar
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    Thanks!

    I had to modify the craigslist ad, because all I was getting from folks was "I eat meat, is that going to be a problem?" So there you go.

    You could always move to Chicago. It's almost Milwaukee.
    "When your love lets you go, you only want love more, even when love's not what you were looking for."-Tegan and Sara

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    eats a lot of prunes. Oatmeal Girl's Avatar
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    I would seriously consider it if I wasn't here in MKE for school. I reeaally want to live in that type of environment. I keep getting lame replies to my ad, too. I feel your pain.
    "Nothing will benefit health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
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    hello, my friend, hello. walrus's Avatar
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    oh, how i wish i lived in chicago ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by schmeel View Post
    You could always move to Chicago. It's almost Milwaukee.
    there will be no poaching of my dear Oatmeal Girl! do you hear me?



    but in all seriousness, good luck schmeel! it's awesome what you guys have going on down there.

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    eats a lot of prunes. Oatmeal Girl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedawg View Post
    there will be no poaching of my dear Oatmeal Girl! do you hear me?
    you could come, too! one to three spots open, remember?

    schmeel, you're going to have everyone on VRF drooling over your ad. maybe we can ALL move to chicago and start our own neighborhood! VRFville- is anyone else in?
    "Nothing will benefit health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
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    So we're looking for a roommate in our apartment two blocks from schmeel. Currently we have a dud, so we're trying to find a wonderful person for October. We've interviewed a bunch of people who are fine but we're looking for someone who fits in with the great dynamic the remaining three of us have. Anyone know someone looking for a room in Chicago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus View Post
    oh, how i wish i lived in chicago ...
    PLUS ONE
    i'll bring home the tofurky if you bring home the fakin bacon

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    matriarco, have you checked the Vegan Chicago message board? There's a couple of people looking for a place to live:

    http://www.veganchicago.com/messages...thread/7615870
    Can you dig it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnelian View Post
    matriarco, have you checked the Vegan Chicago message board? There's a couple of people looking for a place to live:

    http://www.veganchicago.com/messages...thread/7615870
    Pardon my poor grammar... I meant "There are a couple of people... "
    Can you dig it?

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    Thanks, carnelian. Dandelion pointed that out to me. We really don't want a couple, though. Our lease says no more than 4, but mostly it's that we don't want there to be one person living with two couples. Probably wouldn't be fun for her.

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