is on a ten acre nature preserve in a pristine Old Growth Douglas Fir forest deep in the Nicasio watershed in the Bay Area of Northern California, about 45 minutes North of San Francisco.
We've been here nearly a year and a half, and are now preparing to open for live face-to-face classes.
After searching for a venue for several years, we discovered this land. We spent the entire first year clearing deadwood. We completed our first building, a film studio with a twenty foot by twelve foot open wall, in April 2022. We are planning the second building. We have brought in fiber-optic internet, and are completely off-grid. We are re-building the well. It has an outdoor classroom, and we are building an outdoor amphitheatre. It is situated within a 1,500 acre former sheep ranch. We have access to miles and miles of fireroads and trials, as well as access to nearly seven hundred acres of adjacent property that is pristine forest.
This is part of the library in our film studio.
We built everything by hand (including the building).
In the center of the North meadow is a sculpture we have built from salvaged redwood trees that holds the village fireplace.
If you find yourself in the Bay Area, come join us for a cup of tea.