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Private Room in the Woods between Malibu and LA

Old Topanga Canyon near Red Rock State Park

Private Bedroom for rent in 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom 2nd floor Apartment.
Available May 1st, 2024.
$1200/month + $120 utilities. First, Last, and $500 deposit.

This building is all-electric and EXEMPT from rolling blackouts!
Neighborhood has no street-sweeping, so never any tickets!

No tobacco smokers / drinking / drugs, no pets, one adult only. prefer no alcohol in the home.

Seeking my next fabulously compatible roommate!

I am chemically-sensitive and electro-sensitive, and prefer a quiet, harmonious, responsible roommate who enjoys living in a toxin-free environment and prefers all-natural bodycare products and non-toxic household cleaning products. Because of my chemical sensitivities, I prefer male roommates.... men generally use fewer chemical bodycare products.... and female is fine if you're an "all Dr. Bronner's all the time" kind of girl. Because of my Rheumatoid Arthritis, I prefer a roommate who did not take the jab and does not intend to.

Healthy lifestyle, high on music/art/life and yoga/exercise/meditation instead of drugs/alcohol. Responsible, good communication and relationship skills, respectful of each other's needs around work, play, and sleep schedules (shower/morning routines, music volume, etc.). My schedule is flexible and I can adjust to your routine.

12 minutes to Woodland Hills, 20 minutes to Santa Monica, and the commute is worth it so you can be grounded in nature in this beautiful canyon. Near good surfing, hiking, mountain-biking, horse-riding.

Unfurnished Private Bedroom in an upstairs 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom apartment in a 1960s apartment building. The building is old and worn, but has large rooms and reliable maintenance. Your room is 13 x 10, gets morning sun from a south-facing window, and has a view of trees and Old Topanga Creek, a full-size closet, and an extra linen/storage closet. 146 square feet is counting closet space. The room will be empty except for a curtain rod and burgundy curtain, a small organizer cabinet and 2 shoe shelves in the closet, an over-door hook rack in the closet, a heater, a fan, and an internet router with 4 ethernet slots for your internet access.

Share bathroom, kitchen, and living/dining-room.

The kitchen has a good amount of counter space, a full-size refrigerator, a full-size stove-top, and a full-size portable dishwasher. The full-size oven is not currently working. Garbage disposals were removed because they sent too much down to the septic system. Stovetop is electric, and there is a small programmable oven that can make toast or baked potatoes or cook frozen pizzas. No microwave oven, and I want to keep it that way.

The bathroom has a shower/bathtub combo with shower water filter, a large space heater, and a fan for after showers/baths.

Livingroom/dining area is furnished, except could use a couple more dining chairs (there are only two). Livingroom has an old-fashioned Sony sound system (plays CDs and cassettes) and enough space to do Yoga/Qigong/T'ai Chi. I don't pay for TV service on the internet plan, and I don't have a TV, but the livingroom has a 32-inch high-definition monitor you can use to watch movies if you have friends over (with your laptop and our internet service).

Spectrum for high-speed internet -- speedtest shows 65 Mbps download. There is a daisy-chained router in your room with 4 ethernet slots -- one for your computer, one for an iPad, one for plugging your cell phone into the internet, and you have 1 more open ethernet slot for internet access, e. g. if a friend visits and wants to plug in their laptop. I have all the necessary adapters. This canyon has minimal cell reception except for T-Mobile. If you already have Google Voice, Vonage, MagicJack, or other VOIP, it will work through existing high-speed internet. If you don't have VOIP, I will help you set up a free Google Voice account as a backup.
NO WIFI for health reasons -- great for electro-sensitive people!

There are a box fan and instant-on parabolic space heater in your room. Living/Dining area has a box air-conditioner, and the insulation is so good here, the building stays cool enough that we rarely need to use the A/C -- it's usually 10 to 15 degrees cooler inside.

You get one parking spot in the lot (first come first serve) and your guests have easy street parking. Never any parking tickets in this neighborhood!!! There is room for locking a bicycle, but very limited outside storage space, maybe room for 2 or 3 boxes. This building has NO laundry room because it's on a septic system. Nearest laundromat is 12 minutes away on Topanga Canyon Blvd just south of Ventura Blvd.

I buy fluoride-free drinking water from House of Living Water or Drinking Water Depot and haul it up the hill. Your share of utilities will be about $40-$80 for electric (summer as low as $35, winter much higher because of heating), $40 for internet, and $5 for drinking water.

There is a patio deck right outside our front door with chairs and potted plants under an oak tree.. Back yard has a new yoga deck, cute gazebo, and partially-shaded outdoor seating areas near the veggie garden, the creek, the mountain. There is a picnic table for anyone to use, and there is gardening space inside a wire-mesh-protected veggie garden that keeps out rabbits, gophers, and birds. There are herbs you can pick to use in your cooking: rosemary, mint, oregano, dandelion.

12 minutes to Woodland Hills or Calabasas, 20 minutes to Santa Monica. Lovely walk up to a lookout point with benches to sit on and great views of the canyon starts just steps outside the door. Access to hiking/biking trails in Topanga State Park and Red Rock State Park is just 5 minutes away. Topanga town center is 5 minutes away and has cute coffee shops, a 4-star restaurant (The Inn of the Seventh Ray), more restaurants, an old-timey General Store and newer gourmet grocery and a couple more markets, gift shops, art studios, yoga studios, crystal shops, a metaphysical bookstore, live music and open mic nights, plus post office and fairly new library. Jalan Jalan Imports has a waterfall open to the public.

You *must* have a car, truck, or motorcycle to live here because there is no public transportation except the "BEACH BUS" that goes between Santa Monica and Woodland Hills hourly from 9am to 4pm in beach weather. This place is at 1,000 feet elevation, and it is unsafe to ride a bike up into the canyon after sunset.

Lots more photos on my main listing web post.

I do hands-on and remote healing work, teach meditation and Qigong, brainiac researcher and writer working to save the world, mostly pescetarian/all organic. I have an office in Santa Monica, travel to client's homes, do sessions from home via zoom (in my room), and occasionally see clients here in the livingroom. I'm usually working at home in my room on my computer when I'm not out doing sessions or running errands or hiking / having fun.

I have had coronavirus at least twice now, so I have natural immunity to at least two strains. Prefer a roommate who also has natural immunity. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, which is an auto-immune condition, and because auto-immune conditions are one of the many terrible side-effects of the covid injections (experimental gene therapy), I will not be getting the jab, and prefer a roommate who has not had it either, and does not intend to. I cannot tolerate chlorine bleach or Lysol-type commercial disinfectants, and prefer to disinfect with hydrogen peroxide, essential oils, MMS, Simple Green, and other non-toxic household cleaners. I still hug people and shake hands because I trust my immune system. I only wear a mask when required for entry into a store or other  place of business.

Because I sometimes give healing sessions in the livingroom (right now, less than once per week, one regular client), I need a roommate who works outside the home on some sort of regular schedule so I don’t have to check with you to know when I can book clients. I am usually out of the home about two to three nights a week, sometimes more often, so those are times you will have the place to yourself, and I can coordinate some of my out nights to line up with your off-work nights so you can enjoy having the place to yourself.

I hope you will agree to helping clean shared spaces about twice per month. We can clean the shared spaces together and get it overwith quickly. I’m not up to doing it weekly, and things get a bit too dirty if left for over two weeks. I need you to clean up after yourself if you make any major messes in common areas, especially the kitchen and bathroom, so they are always clean enough to receive clients or guests. I am open to splitting expense for maid service, as long as we have them use our non-toxic household cleaning products.

I am fine with overnight guests, as long as they're staying only 1 to 3 nights at a time, and not moving in, and you clean up after them. You are welcome to have guests stay either in your room or on the futon in the livingroom. If they're going to be showering here, please alert them to my chemical sensitivities and try to prevent me suffering a tox reaction from their cologne/perfume or bodycare products. I sometimes have guests stay here too, less than once a month.

Chemically sensitive person welcomed. I cannot handle toxic household cleaners or any kind of synthetic fragrances, synthetic air fresheners, or any kind of incense, even organic. I'm fine with real Essential Oils and burning *small* amounts of White Sage and Palo Santo. I need a roommate who does not smoke tobacco ~ I will smell it on your clothes and your breath and get a tox reaction headache. Smoking green leaf in your bedroom or out on the deck is fine. If you like to use heavily-scented bodycare products, we are not going to be a good fit unless they're all scented with real Essential Oils. If you are not chemically sensitive, you will be shocked at how many soaps and bodycare products and household cleaning products have synthetic/carcinogenic fragrances that cause me a tox reaction and cannot be used here. Because of my sensitivities, and to prevent mold, I keep the windows open to air out the bathroom and kitchen/livingroom whenever they are not currently being heated, and sleep with windows open for fresh air, even in winter when it's ridiculously cold outside. Of course, you can do whatever you want with the climate in your room. Heater and fan provided.

Prefer Vegan or Vegetarian or Pescetarian (Fish-atarian) or Raw or other healthy diet. I am willing to room with a meat-eater if we are super-compatible. I have a George Foreman grill you can use that makes a lot less mess than pan-frying, and if you must pan-fry, I suggest a spatter screen to limit the mess..

I am no longer vegetarian. I have been eating 99% organic and mostly raw/vegetarian off and on since 2002. I am currently adding seafood to my diet, but I don't cook it at home. I occasionally cook chicken or bone broth in my Instant Pot. I grow sprouts in my dish drainer. (You will have your own dish drainer.)

The front door faces due North, which is excellent. This is a shoes-off home because of the dirt parking lot. My room has the Prosperity corner. Your room has the Romance corner, which is why the curtain is burgundy red. It works! Several of my former roommates have started relationships while living here. Toilet lid must be kept down to support my small business because it's in the "Fame and Recognition" zone and it's bad for business for the South/Fire energy to run down the toilet.

Free Astrology compatibility check and credit check.
I'm a Leo and get along better with fire, air, and earth signs.

For the astrology compatibility check, I need your date, time and place of birth so I can run your natal chart and our composite and synastry charts on astro. I can email you a free copy of your natal astrology chart if you don't have one.

For the free credit check, contact me to find out how to get a free copy of your credit report from one of the big three credit agencies.

Rent is Month-to-month, with intention of staying at least a few months.

References please!

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