About this listing
Welcome to our community of curious souls! If you're looking for somewhere to call home for any period of time, you found the right place. Come grill, chill, make, and hack with us, and when you leave, stay in touch!
Radio Eden is composed of one large house with a smaller backlot building which is divided into 3 apartments. The campus is laid out so you can spent time playing video games, working on projects, socializing, playing games around a table, or simply introverting in the study. Beds are in small bunk rooms, divided into snoring and nonsnoring, and far away from social areas, and always quiet, permitting residents to choose whatever waking hours they (or jet lag) choses.
We have one kitchen which is set up specifically for residents to use for full cooking and a small microwave/refrigerator space adjacent to the bunk area for midnight snacks. There is an additional kitchen on the 2nd floor which is fully operational but a bit cluttered and not advised for use. Residents also have an introvert study/office area, a picnic area, a social living room, and a games/socializing room.
Interaction with guests
Guest interactions are central to Radio Eden. There are a wide variety of social spaces to get to know your fellow residents in along with quarterly holidays (feel free to ask if your stay overlaps with one) where alumni come home to visit. The house runs weekly nights where interested residents and alumni watch a currently airing show together (historic examples include Rick and Morty, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Kill la Kill). Your RAs are eager to serve as mentors and advisors, and have helped a sizable percentage of residents get work or at least clean up their resumes.
Other things to note
Radio Eden is a safe space that welcomes people over 18 (sorry, liability), regardless of age, gender identity, race, nationality, sexual orientation, country of origin, disability or education level. We are unfortunately in a rented property and each unit has 1-3 stairs required to get into it and one social space on the 2nd floor. If you need us to build ramps to make the first floor accessible, give us some warning.
Be excellent to each other
Harassment of any sort is not excellent
Attracting trouble to the house is not excellent
Changing a housemate’s environment without their consent is not excellent
Please keep your bad habits ignorable.
Please respect the zoning of the house so everybody can use the spaces
Please do not house belongings off the campus without explicit permission from an RA. Please never take books off campus. We always lose our favorite books, so please be respectful of this rule so we can be confident sharing our favorite books with our residents.
Please come back and visit for the holidays
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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We are Radio Eden and Alliance Dvaraka, two happy independent dormitories. Each provide flexible communal living, particularly for short term residents like interns, exchange students, consultants, etc.
Our RAs based at Radio Eden (Mountain View) are Katy, Eric, and Derrick.
Srikanth is the RA for Dvaraka (Palo Alto), though he often gets backup from the Radio Eden RAs.
Katy is the house head of Radio Eden. She is a former NASA roboticist, Xoogler, and a jack of all trades. She helped run Hacker Dojo during its more community-centrered phase. Eden is the 9th communal house she has helped run. She likes video games, PJs, and her husband named Cliff who is not part of the company but also lives on campus. Cliff is a graphics programmer at an independent game studio. He likes the 80's, things which go "boom," and Jeeps.
Eric is an RA based at Radio Eden. He is a physicist, mathematician and former grad student. Eric moved in to Stonehenge in March 2015 to finish a paper he wished to write independently outside of grad school. He helps with strategy, logistics, and focusing on what is highest impact to the resident's happiness and the dorm's overall health. He likes philosophy, movies, books of every kind, and being right.
Derrick is an RA based at Radio Eden, but currently at Alliance Dvaraka to finish Srikanth's training. Derrick started as an economist but since then has spent a lot of time studying math, languages, literature, programming, machine learning and playing Marth in SSBM. He has been intermittently with the crew since 2013, and now focuses on logistics. He likes anime, ironing, neoclassical music, and extremely specific lightbulbs.
Srikanth is the house head for Alliance Dvaraka. He is a physicist turned programmer who now works in international immigration. Srikanth met the group because he went to college with Eric. He likes meeting people, art, EDM, board games, Burning Man, and generally being an extrovert.
Taiyo 社長 (pronounced Taiyo Shachō) (English: President Taiyo) is the landlord's cat who lives with us. He is huge, grey, and while he often does visit with the residents outdoors, the only indoor place he is permitted is the RA's unit as many residents have allergies. When not overseeing the company and our guests, he studies ornithology and applied optics. Eric also keeps a golden knee tarantula named Dash in a tightly-closed container. Dash was a surprise gift from his brother, makes Eric incredibly happy, and is never permitted outside of the RA's unit.
Shared hobbies of all the RAs include Super Smash Brothers Melee, casual philosophy podcasts, media from different time periods, trying to be decent programmers, anime and cooking, though we each have individual tastes.