esalen meeting room

After two years of design, fifteen months and two phases of construction, we are thrilled that the renewed Lodge - the heart of Esalen - is full of people and life once again!

esalen terrace

esalen dining

Evening view of residence in rural Healdsburg copyright Edward Caldwell

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Finally had our photographer, Ed Caldwell, out to capture the beauty of this off-the-grid residence in rural Healdsburg, featuring straw bale and Watershed Blocks (earth masonry units).  While we were there 6 monarch butterflies emerged from chrysalises right outside the front door! Kudos to the beautiful edible and habitat-based landscape by Angelica Papio.  The project is now viewable in the residential category.

sweetwater

Sweetwater Springs Ranch is an off-grid Straw Bale and Watershed Block (earth masonry unit) home in Sonoma County, California. Located in a sensitive watershed area, the design and construction of the home took great measures to ensure a harmonious fit with minimal impact on the landscape. The house is for a couple with young twin girls.