At the front of the house, on the left-hand-side, is the dining and sitting room, behind which is the kitchen with an extensive and shared pantry. On the right, the Burton Room sits under the eaves of the verandah. All residencies are self-catering, which means that residents bring their own food and do their own cooking. Some staples are provided for communal use, and--in season--a vegetable garden brings welcome greens to the plate. The house moves to the rhythms of its residents, and some people like to cook and eat together in the evenings.