Hi there, thanks for responding. Room is not availoable right now, there’s couch surfing exchange students in there right now. Here’s some music while you read.
You can reach me under email@example.com, and NL 06 3030.8828 or (intermittently) 070-2114346. I use whatsapp. I am not on facebook.
The room is not available right now and will be taken for an extended period. I get some requests from people that want to “reserve” the room for one, two, three months away. That’s tricky since I can’t chase away someone who is in the room at the time. If you really want to proactively “claim” the room at a specific future date, you are free to pay for it from like, right now. Paypal should do the trick – my paypal email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here some images of the apartment.
Houseguest, not a “renter”
What I am offering is people staying as a houseguest at my place – I can’t offer either “registration”, and neither a formal contract. If the topic comes up, the official story is you are ‘couch surfing’ here. I.e. temporary houseguest. This arrangement is based on mutual trust, and fair boundaries. The deal is for 2 months and longer only. I can introduce you to several previous houseguests who have become close friends.
Note that for non-EU residents and some EU country origin (and students) registration is apparently a legal requirement, and there is for some foreign exchange students also some kind of formal rule (?), so you need to check on your end how that works. You would have to “register” somewhere else if that’s a requirement. If this doesn’t work, then don’t worry, I’ll easily find someone compatible for who it is not a concern.
Cancellation assumes one month. By default I’ll use your deposit as the last month, but I am flexible.
More than one
One person in the room only. Sure you can have occasional guests but three is just too much. Maybe in very special circumstances. The key consideration here is you and any guests are discrete, and blend in the apartment complex. The housing agency allows me to have couch surfers. Once they suspect it’s something like AIRBnB they can literally kick me out.
The apartment is just shy of the Spuiplein, above Haags filmhuis. The total apartment surface is 80m2 and any guests would get a 8m2 private room. In the room is no furniture except for a wide and comfortable bed and a small closet. Apartment comes with shared use of a well-equipped kitchen, (shared) fridge, laundry machine, bath/shower, sanitary, internet, a one user Netflix account, fast WIFI. All at no extra costs. As indicated the location is pretty much perfect. Restaurants, stores, supermarkets, services, library, public transportation, ministries, embassies all within walking distance or “right outside”. HHS is 10 minutes walk. I think I still have a spare bike you can borrow.
References, Previous Guests
It did work fairly well for a bunch of other girls and guys (several of them now good friends now) and they stayed at my place for several months each. I can put you in touch with several if you like.
I always have a F2F talks in the Pavlov nearby. For what it is worth – I am M2F transgender. My passport reads female. Hence I lean heavily towards female houseguests, clearly – but I have had male guests.
Most guests I get are amazing people and they tend to become long term friends. But not all are, and I like to chart out some reasonable constraints. I am at home most of the time, and being in each others space isn’t always practical. I work and hang out in the living room a lot.
I try to avoid arrangements where the guest speaks little or no international English. I really appreciate being able to communicate on a wide range of topics. Humor and worldliness goes a long way. I try avoid local people, who I consider just too boring to be around.
You having friends over
Once, twice a week should be fine. This includes boyfriends, fellow students. Three days may even be acceptable, but let me know in advance please. Having a guest sleepover for few days every few weeks shouldn’t be a problem for me.
House Keys, Deposit
There’s one thing – you do get a set of house keys from me. These include security keys of the apartment and their replacement value is several hundred EU. That means that I need to ask a deposit of 350 euro, together with a copy of your passport and an emergence contact in case something goes awry. I’ll put this copy and the 350 deposit in an envelope, and leave it at my bookkeeper. Once you leave you get the 350 euro back and I throw away the copy of your private information. It’s just in case accidents happen. For that same reason I need to ask you if you have medical insurance. Why? I had a roommate turn real sick some time ago, and she was not insured! This was some major drama I don’t care repeat. I feel responsible for people staying here as guests.
* Copy of your passport and contact email/telephone number of nearest family member
* Indication you have medical insurance or travelers insurance
* Indication what you study, where you work, where you study, et.al.
Who am I.
More info about who I am and what I do is here rather dubious youtube channel.
How would I describe myself? I am now at a great place in life but it has been difficult in the past. I have a condition that leaves me tired frequently, so my housecleaning is intermittent at best. I am an artist, a bit of a restless soul, and I generally keep to myself. I fitness almost on a daily, two daily basis and if you are so inclined I can get you a free one month trial at the same fitness school. I do like party hard a few times a month. However, I expect to have several rounds elective facial feminisation surgery this year. As me writing this I just had the first late March.
If you think something ought to be cleaned in the apartment, feel free. I am under a heavy regimen of fitness, and will have some 3 surgeries this year, one already behind me. Hence – I can’t be bothered until the dust gets “visible”. I can be a bit distracted, so if there’s anything that you think is overdue to be done in the house, just ask me to do, or do it as you like. ADHD, what can you do? It’s a really nice apartment, with the right arrangements. I don’t like stuff with “lists” and all that.
If you can work with this, my telephone is 06-30308828. I always have a meeting at Cafe Pavlov (Spui) first, have a casual chat and if there’s a solid fit I show you my place. I go with the first solid fit who pays.