Okay look, here's the deal....
When the Sox or Pats win, we have riot helicopters overhead. We've painted the inside of the house like Technicolor never went out of style. We can't tell you what our alums have done, because the statute of limitations isn't up. We have so many Berklee students wandering about and arts institutions nearby that we might as well wear black berets and complain about modern alienation. We all do the '70s commune thing, not because we're hippies, but because it means a lifestyle with more ninjas and better perks than dorm living. Plus, we know it's hard to tell from campus, but Boston's a really nice city to live in. We have places available for undergrads and a limited number of graduate students, and the connections to make moving easy.
At Fenway House, there are lots of singles, a few doubles, and occasionally a triple or quad. Each room is unlike any other, with its own unique murals, lofts, and history. Between our kitchen, breakfast room, music room, living room, library, and ping pong room, Fenbeings have lots of public space to spread out and enjoy life in the whole house. Fenway House, unlike most off-campus living places, has a significantly lower rent than dorms, and rent includes food! With early 1900’s architecture, Bohemian decorations, a grand spiraling staircase, colorful murals, custom-built lofts, and diverse residents, Fenway House may be the place for you!
We have all kinds of people living here, from all over the country and all over the world (not to mention all over the MIT campus, both east and west). Our house is mostly run on the principle of moderated anarchy. Unlike a lot of ILGs, we don't offer you a ready-made community just waiting for you to step into. If you want strict order, schedules, a comfortably laid out plan for your life, thirty guaranteed and enforced close friends, and dinner every night at six, Fenway might not be for you. What we do offer is a large group of interesting people who are interested in you, a lot of company, and the right to ignore us all for a couple weeks with the promise that you'll be welcomed back.
We do (almost) all the repair and cleaning of our house, buy our food, and pay our bills. Although we have very few formal rules, we expect each person to respect the rights and needs of fellow housemembers. For example, people have a responsibility for cleaning up after themselves and for the care of the house.
Check out the residents page for an up-to-date feel of who we are!
Fenway House is located in the heart of the Back Bay. A five to ten minute walk gets you from our house to Boston Symphony, to Fenway Park, to the Museum of Fine Arts, to the Prudential and Copley, and everything in-between. Back Bay is teeming with restaurants, bars, cafés and clubs. Across the street from our house is the Fens, a large park with extensive lawns, athletic fields, a river, and a beautiful rose garden. Just across the Fens stands Fenway Park, and we can hear the cheers during games from our windows (it's pretty cool). Getting to classes takes about twenty minutes if you walk, eleven if you run or rollerblade, seven if you bike, and if it's cold or raining you can catch the Saferide or bus.