Questions & Answers
Living In Our House Or Free Weekend Visits
Q: Food shopping access?
A: Right on the way here from intersecting highways, or near downtown Napa if you’re coming that way. Costco, Raley’s, FoodMax, Trader Joes’, Food Max. Between Solano Mall and Napa Outlets. Huge farmer’s market nearby June thru Dec.
A: Great to eat in different places inside or outside on the property. We have a number of pick nick tables too. Mankas Corners 8 min. One of world’s best food and ambience on the way to and in downtown Napa. 12 min to several other restaurants near I-80 in Fairfield.
Q: Wineries & Olive tastings?
A: All around us and free of many tourists like up north in downtown Napa.
Q: Is it in the inner or outer San Francisco Bay Area?
A: The Bay Area continues northward, eastward and westward. It’s over one hour in all directions. We’re between the “inner” and “outer” bay area, without our protected pocket giving in to urban sprawl. People don’t believe we’re 36+ minutes to Berkeley.
Q: Have WIFI?
A: Absolutely. Also if you have a poor phone signal, set your cell phone to WIFI Calling. WIFI calling has your phone work over the house’s internet. WIFI is fast enough to watch Netflix. Also fiber optic in large nearby office building if you are into creating computer servers, etc.
Q: Healthy dinners?
A: Yes we enjoy healthy food plus vegetarian dishes. BBQ chicken and vegetables every Sat evening. One of two pantries is for everyone to share.
Q: Hot tub and fire places?
A: Outdoor hot tub with secluded views of canyon and hills. Breathtaking moon and stars away from cement jungle.
Q: Can I bring friends?
A: Yes. The more the merrier.
Q: Cult or drug haven?
A: Not our thing. There are other places for that.
Q: Sleeping under the stars?
A: Yes sometimes sleeping bags and tenting encouraged. We have thick comfortable foldout mattresses.
Q: Do people think for themselves?
A: Yes bring your unique self and grow with us. Dogma and drama aren’t our thing. We love bright spiritual minds with a passion…! Innovation all the way.
Q: How big is it?
A: Roam the five acres of beauty and the some 1/2 mile trail extension. The roofed area has over 3,000 square feet in addition to the deck.
Q: Can I have a nice free private office nearby?
Q: Can I decorate?
A: Yes! Get poetic if you like.
Q: Room for me to bring furniture?
Q: Creatively inspiring?
A: Let unspoiled natural views inspire you..! We love artists with their gentle art, be it traditional and digital art. Soft music is nice too. Hidden from cement jungle, though it would be nice if we were further away from its distractions.
Q: Are foreigners from different countries encouraged?
Steve grew up overseas. His mother’s from Berlin and father side from San Francisco since the 1800’s. We invite poetically spiritual people from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus and Czech Republic. People into higher consciousness also welcome from Denmark Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Bali Indonesia, Ireland, Israel and magical Italy. Or perhaps you come from Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia or friendly Mexico? Steve was born in Hawaii and also raised in Japan, South Korea and Northern California. We love Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands and New Zealand. Are you from Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, friendly Philippines or Poland? Portugal, Romania. Open for refugees and others from Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, UK, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Vietnam. What countries do you like? Join us.
Q: Languages that might be spoken?
A: In addition to speaking in “poetry” we welcome Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Ukrainian, etc. What languages do you speak? As for Steve he studied all these at some time. Japanese is his 2nd best language.
Q: The community’s spiritual side?
A: How do you feel about the below?
Join Like Minded Spiritual People With These Directions
Let’s live together in harmony while pursuing dogma free spiritual paths. Work towards achieving a high level of consciousness in our lives. Grow without dogma, monotheism or over hashed 1960’s self-help sound-bites. Steer conversations from materialistic culture, crazy politics and superficialities towards the spiritual. We will try to protect ourselves from those not in alignment with these principles, and ask transgressors find alternative accommodations. Souls influenced by traditions like the: Judaeo-Christian, BuJu Buddhist-Jewish, Zen, Muslim, Hindu, Spirituality felt in Nature, more.
Ethics: Being truthful, very open and compassionate fosters peace and harmony in our community. Disclose pertinent matters. Timely do what you said you’ll do. Avoid excuses. To avoid misunderstandings, all important agreements need be in writing.
Non-Commercial: Our home is noncommercial focusing on spirituality. Working remotely from home is encouraged. The five business meeting rooms are only 15 min drive.
• Every action has a reaction. Be mindful about the effect your actions have on our community, neighborhood and effects on the property’s plants, animals and physical elements. Protect mother nature.
• Seek Constructive Solutions: We agree to resolve any conflicts or disagreements through rational discussions in the least hostile manner possible.
Sharing Dinner: All are encouraged to share healthy dinner every evening at 7:30PM. Vegetarian or at least no red meat. We can save dinner for late comers.
Sat Potluck Food: We provide a main dish, chicken and veg BBQ and large salad. Visitors bring anything healthy: hors d’oeuvres like dips, antipasto, canapés, caviar, California roll, or vegetarian finger foods, or interesting side dishes from Whole Foods salad bar, etc. East and south Asian foods and other interesting foods are also popular.
Drug Abuse: We prefer the natural heart. We’re tired of an illicit drug habit’s side effects, and how it can hurt our community. Creativity such as poetic therapy or innovative film making are our drugs instead.
• Grow by accepting constructive feedback about ourselves. Carefully weight all aspects before arriving at conclusions. Humans claim to be open minded though everyone sees through filtered lenses and has blind spots.
• Be open and eager to communicate.
• Try speaking softly, gently and with love.
• Make it safe to share. Share your feelings within community. Holding back while others open up is unbalanced, often makes open people feel uneasy.
Ultimately Love Is The Answer To Most Questions
Reach Out To Steve Anytime
Call (707) 690-0844. Namasate.