LEED Gold up/down duplex is complete upper unit renting furnished for short to midterm stay. Brand new, bright, modern, one bedroom of 700ft2 with heated concrete floors and high ceilings. The true gem is the 400ft2 south/west green roof with bbq and veg garden for enjoying private outdoors and all day sun. Operable windows and ceiling fans move air through this open space, window placement ensures rooms are naturally lit throughout the day. Salvaged wood and stone balance new energystar appliances (DW, W/D, induction cooking). Greywater toilets and rainwater harvesting are other incorporated greenbuilding features. All paints, sealants and adhesives used were low VOC. No need for a car here, you are close to the best Victoria has to offer, Fernwood village and downtown are both less than a 10 minute walk.
Gorgeous, light-filled home made from re-used refrigerated shipping containers, see website for details and news clips. Cutouts and popouts make space very airy, 2-story space is truly grand, as is the custom tilework. Walk-in closet in master suite. Zero-VOC paint throughout. 3rd bedroom has separate entrance, can be office. $2600/month. Leased through October, 2011. Backyard is basically a Regional Park, trail from backdoor down to creek. 10 minute bike ride to BART, in a quiet, diverse neighborhood full of artists and musicians, but 15 minutes to gems of city life in Berkeley and Solano Ave. Includes shared use of 24-ft yurt in front yard, great for meditation, Yoga, guests - or kids' birthday parties.