I'm looking for a temporary home....

Discussion in 'West – California, the desert southwest and whatev' started by Wingfixer, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Wingfixer

    Wingfixer Watch this...

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    I am going to be in San Francisco from mid August until the end of September training for a new job. I am looking for anyone that has a spare room, couch, corner of a garage, etc that they would like to rent cheap. I'm talking KLR type cheap here. :lol3

    I would prefer someplace close to the airport (SFO) or at least within a reasonable distance. While I am there I won't be around much, if at all, during the day. I am pretty handy and, schedule permitting, am willing to help out with house hold chores, wrenching on bikes or cars or any other menial type work that will be helpful.

    I'll be riding my Concours 14 out so I will also need a place to park it.

    PM me if you have any further questions.

    Thanks.
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  2. K. L. Rocket

    K. L. Rocket Big bouncy make big happy

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    "Cheap" and "close" to SFO may be someplace other than SF:
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    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776925


    You could break up tent space stays by hostelling intermittantly 20 miles from SFO, but take the longer way on Hwy 92 for fun:
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    http://www.hihostels.com/dba/hostels-HI---Montara---Point-Montara-Lighthouse-060087.en.htm


    You may also want to check CL for other housing options and to get a feel for local rent rates:
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/hhh/


    Good luck!


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  3. Wingfixer

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    Thanks for the reply! The hostel idea has some merit, I will look into that. The company I am going to work for has a deal with the Red Roof near the training facility but I won't be getting paid until I am done with training.
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  4. psychohawk

    psychohawk Been here awhile

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    uhm, does that mean: a) lump sum after training? or, b) no pay for training?

    If B and you're not paid for training, that's illegal and you may want to rethink the job.
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  5. Wingfixer

    Wingfixer Watch this...

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    I am being paid a per-diem while in training. This is industry standard for airline training. Nothing illegal about it as far as I know.
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  6. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Some good tips posted, also check out the site www.airbnb.com.
    Rooms etc for rent 1 night - 1 month+.
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  7. Wingfixer

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    Thanks, thats a good site.
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  8. Off Limits

    Off Limits Banned

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    Did you find a cheap place in sf?
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  9. Just Paul

    Just Paul Pro Cat Herder

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    You could also couchsurf

    couchsurfing.org

    Free and just move around every couple of days
    Plus meet cool people
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  10. Wingfixer

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    Nope, its looking like I'm going to have to take the deal the company has with a nearby hotel. Not a great deal but I think I can swing it.
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  11. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    Ya might wanta sell yer soul, 'n join BARF Lotz bay area mc enthusiasts that'd prolly help ya out there. :thumb
    If'n ya gotta purdie mouf, I can set ya up w/ couch space, butt I'm about 80 mi. north of the airport.
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