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Half of California households cannot afford the cost of housing in their local market. These people are paying more than 30% of their income toward housing. McKinsey put together a report on solutions to California’s housing...

Last Friday, Jay was invited by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to speak on a panel on innovative solutions to housing affordability. The event focused on practical ways to increase the supply of housing- to build more...

We worked with the multi-talented Kurt Zhuang over at Feintly to put together this video to capture the essence of coliving. We wanted to create something that would touch people, a reminder of why people are all that matter in life....

We are very excited to announce that the Blueprint workspace is now headquarters of Hack the Hood! Hack the Hood is a non-profit that trains low-income youth of color in technology and marketing skills, providing an on-ramp to get...

Rules vs. Culture

February 2, 2016

In creating well-functioning, happy healthy communities, when should we create formal rules? When should we avoid formalities and fan the flames of self-managing cultures?...

OpenDoor Manifesto!

March 31, 2015

Jay and I just got back from a great team retreat visiting the Downtown Project in Las Vegas, as part of their monthly Catalyst Week. It was a powerful experience that reconnected us to our driving purpose, and we feel we were able to...

Last night we had a fun, idea-filled evening of scheming, dreaming, snacking and planning for what’s to come on the ground floor at The Canopy! Outcomes and next actions: Follow-up working meeting in 2 weeks to continue making it...

No dishes in the sink!

November 6, 2014

  Our amazing residents at The Farmhouse , Pam and AJ, have created some laser-cut masterpieces.  For those of you who have lived in a coliving house before, you will greatly appreciate this… Doing the little things well...

Project Code Name: HomeMaker We are inspired by people who create new solutions, who build things that move the ball forward in the world. We are excited to assemble a bustling mixture of designers, makers, artists, hackers, community...

Announcing Farm House Berkeley, open April 1st!  The Farm House is our newest addition to the Bay Area Embassy Network – a sprawling 6300 sqft, 19th-century Victorian Mansion that has been specifically remodeled for community...

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