The Story of Oberlin Switchboard

Founded on April 28, 2014


Hello there!


I am Ma'ayan Plaut. I started Oberlin Switchboard so that members of the community could help each other out.

These fantastic people help our Switchboard thrive.


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Since the Dawn of Oberlin Switchboard We've had the pleasure of seeing

2,859 members
2,626 asks and offers
5,104 messages

We Salute Our most helpful members


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by leslie on Nov 13, 2017

2 rooms, January to June, Cambridge Ma, reasonable rent.

I'm an alum, a writer and teacher of writing.  My light-filled home in N. Cambridge has two furnished rooms available for rent Jan.- June, possibly longer.  I have a great poodle and reduce rent for those interesting in walking her or doing other chores.  Happy to share some meals.  No smokers, please.  Tell me more about yourself and what you're looking for.  Thanks.

by Victoria on Nov 13, 2017

WT Housing in NYC, pls!

Hello hello! I'm searching for housing in Manhattan (or surrounding neighborhoods) for the month of January! I can pay rent and/or provide childcare (have references even!! kiddos are the best!!), petsitting (no allergies for meeee), and housework! Pls let me know if you've any leads! I'm clean, quiet, v responsible, and can cook/bake TOO!! (Can also provide roommate references upon request.)

by Emilyn on Nov 06, 2017

Room near Boulder, CO

Room with a view! (And great housemates!)  Partially furnished beautiful house with extra storage space, living spaces, yard, views. $780/month INCLUDES EVERYTHING: utilities, Wifi, washer and dryer, dishwasher, shed storage space. One unfurnished bedroom with a view is available, with storage, a shared furnished kitchen, dining room, living room, and outdoor spaces including a deck with views. If you have furniture, there is room for some additional stuff in the common areas. Or there is storage to store it. There are two of us here (one male, one female Obie, not a couple) and we're looking for a third housemate. We'd like to be friends and share occasional meals. Please apply if you have good experience with group living situations. We enjoy music, nature, gardening, and laughing. We are clean and considerate and mellow. Quiet hours for sleeping are important. Some pets OK with a deposit, but no cats. Walking distance from downtown Lyons. 20-25 minute scenic drive to Boulder. Available Dec. 1st.

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