We have lived here as stewards of this location for over 20 years, reverently appreciating that this property nourishes us on a deep spiritual level in so many ways. Most peak experiences are best when shared, living here is definitely one of them. We love sharing it with like minded people from all over.
"To have friends coming in from afar, how delightful! "
Our hobbies include singing, dancing, adventure & culture-study travel; reading, photography, hiking, birding, community volunteering, art and music. Our studies include nature study, anthropology, mycology, herbal medicine, photography, economics, physics, cosmology, astronomy, philosophy, psychology, energy medicine, shamanic spiritual traditions. We love architecture and design. Our favorite dance forms are flamenco, country-western, ballroom, latin, swing, belly dance, and tango.
We volunteer our time and support for Willits Community Theatre, and to local service clubs. We have served as music programmer/hosts for Mendocino County Public Radio, and produce the Guest Artists Performance Series at Willits Community Theatre. We have a rich and satisfying background in Resort Management, have served as Volunteer Firefighters in wilderness areas, and in the busy Emergency Room of an urban hospital.
Our recent travels have taken us to Asia, Europe, South America, Central America … places such as Tuscany, the Himalayas, Andes, and Amazon; The Galapagos Islands, The Darien, Taiwan, and the Hill Country of China, Laos, & Vietnam. We prefer independent, down-to-earth travel; educating ourselves on the history, culture, customs, language, and natural history of places before we visit. We love going to places with very little infrastructire, and doing so on foot! Along these lines, we are both hosts and travelers for the international SERVAS organization, which has a wonderful philosophy of Global Village and culture exchange. We have some basic Spanish and Mandarin language skills, and have served as delegates to our Sister City Qufu, in Shandong, China.
As stewards of this land, we educate on the various aspects [pros, cons, & responsibilities] of living in the wilderness as uninvited neighbors to the local wildlife; impacting the local environment in every imaginable way, no matter how mindful we may be. We take great pleasure in hosting musical, dance, star-gazing, mycological, shamanic and retreat events. We love our multicultural, interdisciplinary life!
In 1992, when we committed to this property, we immediately felt strongly that this place needs to be shared. The previous administration, who commissioned the house to be built, did not want guests, and therefore built only a one bedroom home here. We added on your wing, which mirrors the one bedroom the house came with, which is ours. We also had, as part of our long term plan, to host visitors here, when the time came in our lives that the physical and financial maintenance of this place exceeded our income. We love business, as much as we love people; and assumed that we would need to develop a means to market our retreat, when the time came. At just the right moment, along came Airbnb, with a superlative site, integrity, an attitude and approach totally appropriate for us. We love that it is a perfect fit, and we have incredible experiences with all our Airbnb guests. We are so grateful for this amazing synchronicity...and cannot praise this entire relationship enough. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!