hunting season

I’m wrapping up a very nice visit to Austin before flying to San Francisco this weekend to house/apartment hunt. If anyone out in the Bay is looking for a roommate or knows someone who is, let’s talk!

Here’s my craigslist post:

$650 – Returned Peace Corps Volunteer looking for home (berkeley)

I’m a newly-returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Senegal 04-06) who is planning to move to the Bay in late December/early January. I’m hoping to start at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism next fall, so would like to be close to campus or a BART station/bus stop.

What I’m looking for:
– A single room
– A well-loved kitchen
– High-speed internet
– Friendly, laid-back roommate(s)

And in an ideal world…
– Off-street parking
– Hardwood floors and big windows 🙂
– World peace

About me: I’m female, 25, and originally from Louisiana. I have done both solitary (mud hut) and group (PC crashpad) living, am generally laid-back, maintain a moderate level of cleanliness, and am a movie lover and aspiring foodie (veggie-friendly). I have a blog/gallery at

I’ll be in the Bay from Dec 2-12 trying to find a place to live — I’d love to hear from you if you’re either looking to rent out a room or looking for an apt/house-hunt buddy. Thanks!

* Cats are OK – purrr
* Dogs are OK – wooof

9 replies on “hunting season”

Hi there!
I just wanted to write a quick comment to say that I have really appreciated your blog. I started applying to the PC last March and I have been reading along with you for just as long. I am headed to Guinea on January 10th to do Agroforestry and I feel much more prepared because you have shared your experiences. I even started my own blog, I hope they let me keep it!

Hey Clare,
I’ve loved reading your posts and want to congratulate on coming to Berkeley. I’m finishing up my last semester here (sorry, no sweet housing tips) and finishing up the medical for my Francophone West Africa September ’07 doing SED (Senegal?!, hopefully). Thanks for the insights and have a great time here in Berkeley – I stayed an extra semester just so I wouldn’t have to leave. If you ever want to share your experiences in Senegal, I now a Peace Corps decal next semester would love to hear them.


That picture with Diana? Made me miss the quad!Andrews and Carothers dorms? Too many days spent there wasting time. and Austin!I started reading your blog to hear about the peace corps but I also went to UT and miss Austin. I like seeing the photos-where is that pool?!

The pool/resort complex is right behind Moore-Hill dorm and Gregory Gym. I bet it’s quite a sight in August when all the freshmen from Jester are trying to, uh, make friends.

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