The Enchanted Garden Intentional Community
We are looking for YOU--Housemates Profile
As I look out my window writing,
I see nature growing wild and free.
I see overgrowth as well, seeking the hand
and loving attention of you who will come
here and love this land as we do.
This is very special land. It is within walking distance
of SDSU, a large university.
The land itself is looking for students
who want to garden or are seeking an outdoor natural environment.
The Utilities here are high because they include your share of the
expense with watering. In Winter, we do not have central heating.
You may use a space heater to take off the chill, but you are encouraged
to dress warmly. In San Diego, we have many warm winter days.
There are places outside to study.
There is a nice living room where you can also study quietly.
This house is very safe. The people who live here are trustworthy.
We are all in lifestyles that encourage healthy living.
This is the profile of the person who will be happy here.
More on the Profile of Housemates
Your Enchanted Gardener
Vacancy: YES NOW
as of September 2008
For a broader scope of the Enchanted Garden
and its projects, please see
You will find a link to current photos of rooms available now.
RENT:This is one of the upstairs room that rents for $550.00 a month,
or $430.00 a month plus 12 hours a month
work in the garden or other work.
This room is not currently available.
Room become available intermittendly.
Residents stay often for a year, or longer.
Please read the following profiles and conditions.
If you are interested in becoming a resident of the
Enchanted Garden Intentional Community, or simply
living in this home for a period of time, please
be in touch with Leslie Goldman
or call 619.582.9669
ryone who moves in will be asked to sign a
contract concerning the following household and resident
profiles and agreements.
This is a home that is intended to be a place where
we can add beauty to the world though the way
we live here.
This is a home where silence is golden, as well
as sharing times together by choice.
This is a home where good communication is essential.
This is a home where Residents have their independence
of time and spirit, and they are respectful of each others
own life and private activities.
This is a home where Residents will honor their own
dreams and goals.
This is a home where all Residents should be prepared
to attend a weekly house meeting that will last for one hour.
There are cycles were we do not have house meetings.
You will find a notice on the bulletin board days in advance.
This is a home where we gather on occasion for
Enchanted Garden Parties. These are times when you
are invited to garden together.
Residents are invited to participate in these for a small amount
of time, or longer by choice. These occur on Saturday's or Sundays.
Hours of work can count toward the 12 hr work trade.
We have space here as well to grow our own food, even though
we are only within walking distance from San Diego State University.
Healing Arts Library
There is a large healing arts library.
We have a large collection of books in the area
of healthy living.
We have a large collection of books written
Arts, as well as the materials from the Essene School
of Thought. Please explore the web sites
on these if you want to learn more.
This is a home where residents will care about the food they eat,
natural foods, and enjoy being around others who are choosing
to be Vegans--without dairy or animal foods. Not everyone in the
house is a vegetarian, but we do not cook meat in the kitchen.
You are free to eat prepared non-vegetarian food in the dining room.
Our resident profile is a person who will enjoy living with others who are vegetarians-- and do not partake of animal food.
You will have the opportunity to learn to prepare more vegetarian foods.
They will accept the Soul path of others who live with us
who for their health and good, eat animal food when
it is for their betterment.
Much of the food in the house is organically grown and comes
from the Farmers' Market. You have the option of having us
purchase for you high quality fresh organic fresh vegetables
and fruits at reasonable costs.
Housemate Profile #1:
We are seeking two kinds of housemates.
1. Willing to be a stewart of the land.
2. They will be conscious in doing their 12 hours of work,
for their own good, and the good of this community.
3. They will consciously do--Every Day Upkeep-- EDU
as designated on this web site.
House Mate Profile #2
We are also willing to rent to good hearted and indepedent
Residents who wish to pay a higher rent and do not do
12 hours of work trade a month for the lower rent. The rent
Please see this link for EDU's.
NUTS and BOLTS
Rent is due on the first with a five day grace period.
Everyone who moves in is asked to sign a contract and make agreements,
concerning the above conditions.
There is a LMR Last Month Rent is collected when you move in.
This covers the last month rent when you "graduate" from living here.
When you decide to move in, you pay a full month's rent by check, or cash.
This is non-refundable. This counts as your Last Month Rent.
When you move in, you pay your First Month's Rent.
Many Residents have gained a lot from living here, and stayed
many years. Others have stayed six months or less.
Summer is generally the time to move out if you are moving out.
New vacancies are generally filled in August.
Number of our Residents work and are of all ages.
We have students as well from time to time.
This is a place for cooperative individuals.
Everyone here lives independently. There are times
when we gather for shared meals, but for themost part,
you prepare your own foods.
Rents are generally stable, however living expenses require periodic
rent increases that may occur on a yearly basis if required by increased
Community Asset Budget
The rent includes a Community Asset Budget--$80.00--
that covers the Utilities--water and electric, plus shared supplies such
as toilet paper, and cleaning supplies, such as vacuum bags.
The cost of these averages out over the year. On occasion,
a higher replacement cost item will be brought to the residents
to share through the weekly house meeting.i.e, water filter replacement.
We use non-toxic laundry soaps and cleaners,
and fragrance free products in the house. We ask you to be
senstitive to using fragrance free or high quality products
for body care that are natural out of respect to others with
Sound levels are by agreement keep in your own space.
All sound level use of electronic music and other music is asked to be
not be heard by others, unless you have worked out an agreement with
them. There are times, that there is live music in the living room by pre-agreement.
In the community areas,
The standard is to be respectful of others.
This is a shared home where you will find respect for your possessions
and person. Every one hear leaves in respect of each other's privacy.
This is a safe environment, where we trust each other to honor boundaries
and personal possessions.
There is no shared phone. Some use cells phones. Others
connect land lines. IF you move into a room where they is no
land line, and you want you, you pay the charges for hookup.
A number of our rooms are set up for internet access.
The Internet cable is a monthly expense in
addition to the rent, $10.00 per month per person.
Some of this goes to cover our drinking water filter expense.
There are parking permits for a limited amount of vehicles.
There is also parking without a permit at the corner of Arosa St,
and College nearby, or on College Avenue.
Parking permits are $15.00 a year through the city. We
live near a large Univesity--San Diego State University--and
the neighbors asked for parking permits so they would have
places to park.
Anyone coming to visit needs to be aware that you can get a ticket
if you do not park in one of the spaces at the corner. Sometimes
there are two spaces as well in our driveway.
Please peruse my main website to get a sense of my own interests.
You will find others here who are interested in personal growth
and come from various orientations.
Moving Out--Notice to Leave
There is a minimum 45 day notice when you want to decide
to leave, preferably on before the 15th of the previous month.
When you decide to move out, your notice starts from the 15th
of the month. You are responsible for room rent until the end of the
month following. if you move out sooner that the 45 days, and the room
is renting before your 45 days are up, you will receive back a prorated