Bonny Doon Forest Temple

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Greetings!

We would like to submit our sweet little cabin to be featured in Dwell. My beloved and I just finished remodeling the home this past summer. I work as an interior designer & Jamie is a painter/contemporary artist - but we do lots of other things too. The intention behind this space in the woods is to offer a safe space for healing work, while it is our main home - we also hold retreats, song circles, sound healing, kirtan, yoga gatherings and tea ceremonies.

It's hard to explain the powerful feeling this land holds if you have not visited, but it's palpable upon arrival. Your nervous system begins to regulate and all the worries of this human experience wash away. The cabin is nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains surrounded by lush forest and old growth redwoods. Only 15 minutes down the road, you are at some of the most beautiful clean beaches on the coast.

The house was already very charming & has great bones, it just needed some TLC. I have lots of 'before' photos if you are interested. I love Japanese style bathing rituals, so we created an outdoor spa with huge sun deck, cedar hot tub, cedar sauna, and cold plunge. We also have a large yurt which is where we hold most of the gatherings & ceremonies. There is also a cute guest house not pictured in the attached photos.

I hope you can see the magic through these images.
With Gratitude,

Eva & Jamie

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Modern home with Living Room, Ottomans, Light Hardwood Floor, and Wood Burning Fireplace. from the deck looking into living room Photo  of Bonny Doon Forest TempleView Photos

from the deck looking into living room

Modern home with Living Room, Table, and Light Hardwood Floor. lounge zone Photo 2 of Bonny Doon Forest TempleView Photos

lounge zone

Modern home with Living Room and Wood Burning Fireplace. wood burning stove Photo 3 of Bonny Doon Forest TempleView Photos

wood burning stove

Modern home with Bath Room, Concrete Counter, Concrete Floor, Vessel Sink, Subway Tile Wall, Pendant Lighting, and Open Shower. guest bathroom with my favorite tile & custom vanity cabinets made by our friend Photo 5 of Bonny Doon Forest TempleView Photos

guest bathroom with my favorite tile & custom vanity cabinets made by our friend

Modern home with Bath Room. other side of guest bathroom Photo 6 of Bonny Doon Forest TempleView Photos

other side of guest bathroom

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Track Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. we love waking up in the trees! Photo 7 of Bonny Doon Forest TempleView Photos

we love waking up in the trees!

Modern home with Bath Room, Engineered Quartz Counter, Open Shower, Freestanding Tub, Undermount Sink, Concrete Floor, One Piece Toilet, Pendant Lighting, and Ceramic Tile Wall. my dream bathroom Photo 8 of Bonny Doon Forest TempleView Photos

my dream bathroom

Modern home with Bath Room, Engineered Quartz Counter, Concrete Floor, and Undermount Sink. another custom vanity made by our friend Photo 9 of Bonny Doon Forest TempleView Photos

another custom vanity made by our friend

my favorite room, where i practice cha dao (the art of tea ceremony) Photo 10 of Bonny Doon Forest Temple modern homeView Photos

my favorite room, where i practice cha dao (the art of tea ceremony)

best part of a long day is coming home to this Photo 12 of Bonny Doon Forest Temple modern homeView Photos

best part of a long day is coming home to this

sauna - cold plunge - repeat! Photo 13 of Bonny Doon Forest Temple modern homeView Photos

sauna - cold plunge - repeat!

the temple! Photo 14 of Bonny Doon Forest Temple modern homeView Photos

the temple!

afternoon tea sit Photo 15 of Bonny Doon Forest Temple modern homeView Photos

afternoon tea sit

magical little corners Photo 16 of Bonny Doon Forest Temple modern homeView Photos

magical little corners

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