Sarana Park is a private 23 acre redwood forest refuge in a mountain range that borders California's magnificent Central Coast. "Sarana" is a word from Pali, an ancient Buddhist language - it means "safe place," or "refuge."
Our intention is to offer supportive space for reflection, restoration, and solitutde for our friends (and friends of friends). We think of it as a "re-boot camp" - a place where our guests can take some time to recharge, rest, and experience nature.
Sarana House is a tiny house on a trailer that Juko built (with the guidance of a very skilled carpenter) in Los Angeles, California. It was moved to Sarana Park in the Fall of 2011, and is currently used as our kitchen/living/guest space. Another tiny house serves as our sleeping & bathroom space. Together, the two of us are living in just over 270 square feet.
Our journey to this mountain refuge from Los Angeles was prompted by our desire to respond the Great Recession with grace, bring our lives into greater alignment with our beliefs and values about the greed that caused it, and to explore ways we might use our resources to be of service to others.
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“If I had one tip for anyone designing or planning a tiny house, it would be to leave enough room to dance and spin around a bit, as this has proven to be essential to maintaining our sense of humor and joy.”