You have reached this page, hopefully, because you are a part of the active Lakewood community... actor, techie, restuarant staff and so on; or a family member of one of these... and you are interested in renting a room/bed during the 2022 season, on Olive Street.
Community housing will take place in the Tower House as always planned, and also at the Brook House this year. Both residences have a shared kitchen*, bath*, and sitting room, yard and garden space. A larger community garden (of both flowers and veggies) will be planted beside the Perkins House for everyone. All residences on Olive Street have access to the shared community bridge over Hayden Brook to the Lakewood Theater parking lot.
Room assignments will be sent out between May 1st and May 13th, and housing requests should be sent by April 22nd if possible. Both residences sleep ten, and if the demand is greater will will add beds in either the dormintory, the art studio, or both!
First priority is given to full season+ residents. Then would be to those requesting two week blocks (for those requiring an up week and performance weeks sort of stay), followed by any week long and single night/less than a week reservations being requested. After inital assignments, reservations and drop-ins will continue throughout the season. Drop-in dates are of course first come first served as the date arrives, and if we happen to be fully rented but you are truly flexible enough, there should always be cot or sleeping bag space somewhere and a tip jar to account for that.
Indeed flexibility is very much the key. There are only two fully private bedrooms, the rest being either walk-through, dormitory, or futon/fold out couches: and you may be placed in either of the cottages.
This project has been specifically created for the Lakewood community, and is based upon a "give back" model. It is suggested that you volunteer/barter goods and/or services towards a portion of your rent. A few of the proposed ways listed on the bees page here may apply, but we above all else welcome your creativity. Give me your ideas! If you simply do not have the time or energy, full cash rates** are as follows:
- Seasonal: $1,000 (Private Bedroom $1,500)
- Two Week Block: $200/$250
- One Week Block: $125/$175
- Single Nights: $35/$45
Please be in touch via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request accommodations, letting us know single or double, and length of stay.
All guest cottages On Olive Street provides one set of linens per bed, and two sets of towels for your convenience upon arrival,but you are asked to provide any extras you may require. Guests are responsible for all laundry and cleaning during their stay.
*A reminder that the Tower House is a fully shared community space, with not just residents, their families & other Lakewood folk, but with visiting artists who may be using the attached art studio or other areas.
+The season is being based upon that of the restaurant - May into October - and if you would like to stay for the shorter theater season, let me know this and your rent will be reduced accordingly. Seasonal rentals require at least a 50% deposit, or with a lesser deposit, a degree of in-earnest volunteer time put in. (Please talk to me if neither of these are possible and we will work things out.)
**Know that we are not in this to make money, but need to at least break even on our expenses for the project to continue. If we make capacity or over, your rent will indeed be reduced... so spread the word!