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{Salt Housing}

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Salt has housing for ten students available in a three-story house located two blocks away from Salt in downtown Portland. The building is split into three apartments – two with three bedrooms and one with four. Each apartment has single bedrooms with double beds, a bathroom with shower, kitchen and common room.

The house is fully decorated with all furnishings, kitchen tools, dishes, and basic linens – and some vintage Salt work on the walls for inspiration! All utilities in addition to wireless internet, free onsite laundry, and a common room television with basic cable are also provided.

Salt housing residents are decided through a lottery – if your name is not chosen in the housing lottery, or if you’d rather look for housing in Portland on your own, we can provide assistance in your search. We will supply information for other apartment options in the Portland area as well – several Portland landlords have been renting frequently or exclusively to Salt students over the past several years with good reviews on both sides.

The cost of Salt housing is $2400 for the semester.

“THE BEST PART OF LIVING AT THAT CHARMING YELLOW HOUSE was the cooking. When you’re as busy as we are as Salt students, it’s easy to rely on pizza and burgers for sustenance, but having friends right there to share cooking duties and expenses ensures that we were eating consistently good food with great company. We even bought a huge pot for lobster dinners, a tradition I hope continues with the next residents of 192 High St.”

- Chris Gauthier

“THE SALT HOUSE COULDN’T BE MORE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from Salt. The house itself is comfortable and spacious. It’s a perfect gathering place — we gathered there for potluck dinners and time to relax, talk, watch TV, and have fun. It made me feel connected to fellow students and certainly made it easy to hang out and get to know each other.”

- Kelly Shetron

NOTE: Salt housing is gender-neutral, meaning that we assign spots in the Salt house without regard to gender or gender identification. Students of different genders may share apartments and bathrooms.



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