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Split the Cable Bill: Rooms for Rent Across San Francisco

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It's quite clear that the San Francisco rental market is hot, hot, hot right now, so here at Curbed we're going to bring you a bevy of rental properties each week for your perusal. This week, we decided to switch things up a bit and look at rooms for rent. We hear that the roommate market is every bit as hot as the apartment market, so we were tickled to find some great places with some cool people who don't seem like ax-murderers, all for $800 or less.

Our first is in the Mission, where all the hip kids seem to be looking for a room these days. It's $675 for a room in a 3-bedroom, 1-bath apartment. The two current tenants, both male, are seeking "a generally cool, collected, financially and mentally stable, very gay-okay, over 21 flat-mate to join our cozy mission home; someone who will compliment our household in both personality and style." The apartment looks well-stocked, with great natural light and high ceilings. There's a shared patio where it sounds like you'll be having plenty of family dinners. We like the location -- three blocks from 16th St BART and all the Mission has to offer -- and as the listing says "The apartment fortunately (at least we think) isn't in the center of hipsterville." [craigslist]

Up in Laurel Heights, there is a room in a 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment for $700, catching our eye with its close proximity to Trader Joe's --- as the listing says, "yes, behind TJ's, it takes less than 2 minutes door-to-door to get there from our apt." The young lass and lady who live there are young professionals and seem straight-forward. The biggest feature for us here is a dishwasher: say goodbye to most roommate tension over whose disgusting old cereal milk is sitting in the sink. There's also laundry, and some nifty light fixtures. [craigslist]

The last is $800 for a room in the Sunshine Castle in the Panhandle which honestly looks like a lot of fun but definitely for someone who is down with a lifestyle rather than a roommate situation. These are some free-spirited folk - two ladies and four dudes - who "have been building an intentional household to share resources and create positive safe space for us and our friends." That means family dinners, an awesome garden (with winter veggies!) and hanging around the fire pit, talking about sustainable transit and local food. Our only worry was regarding the bathroom situation, which isn't mentioned. Your room used to be a living room, so no closet and it gets pretty chilly, so they are looking for a tough nut. [craigslist]

· 18th and Shotwell [craigslist]
· Emerson and Geary [craigslist]
· The Sunshine Castle [craigslist]