Looking for a room £450 ppm or under mid-August
I’m looking for a room in Hackney to let for at least three months or longer for £450 or under, as my current budget is a bit constricted. I’ve seen a lot of rooms at £500 ppm or more, and I think I would be able to afford that later on, but considering that all my money is in dollars at the moment, I’d rather not risk taking a room that I may not be able to afford.
I’m an American who recently acquired a 2-year post-study work visa to live and work in the UK. I’ve already got a small job set up at a grocer’s on Essex Road that won’t pay amazingly, however I will be looking at other options to either advance higher in that company or searching for work elsewhere.
I’m a nonsmoker and vegetarian, and would prefer to live with flat or housemates who don’t smoke indoors. I haven’t any allergies to pets, and I love cats, so living in a household with cats, bunnies, guinea pigs and smaller animals is perfectly fine. I enjoy baking–I currently work as a baker at a café in Florida–and would like to live somewhere with a functional kitchen, especially with people who also enjoy food. I’ll be turning 30 in late August, so I’d like to live with people who are in their late twenties through early forties.
The sort of room I’m looking for will be semi-furnished with at least a bed and wardrobe, in a flat or house shared with one person or two people, but I’d be willing to consider houses shared with three people. Likewise, I’m looking for rooms located in or near certain areas of Hackney, but would be willing to consider other areas. Preferably seeking a room in/near Dalston, Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill, Haggerston, Hackney Downs, Clapton Pond, Hackney Wick, London Fields, Newington Green or Hackney Central.
I’ll be flying back to London on the 10th and would like to begin looking at places from the 15th on.
Thanks for reading this, and give a shout if you know of anyone who’s got a room going.