I live in northern California on an 8 acre hillside near the Pacific Ocean. We have a big garden and 20 sheep to keep the grass down (and a llama named Maggie May to guard the sheep). I am a volcanologist and my work is exploring and developing geothermal energy projects around the world (the largest geothermal field in the world is nearby). My wife runs our small business (hand-cast brass hardware from Indonesia) and manages a small meditation/retreat center and homestay for retreat visitors and other guests. We travel frequently and usually find interesting airbnb places wherever we go.