Hi, I am Susie and I have lived here on this Enchanted Ridge for 45 years. I realized when we found this land that I would live here all my life. It is now in a family trust and my Read more...
Hi, I am Susie and I have lived here on this Enchanted Ridge for 45 years. I realized when we found this land that I would live here all my life. It is now in a family trust and my intention is to make this park land a gift to the earth. Its name when we arrived here was “Trails End.” The 4 mile dirt road leading here was to the Vilas Lumber Mill, this ridge top land.
I was born and raised in the Oakland/Berkeley hills and was in alignment with the Free Speech Movement in Berkeley and San Francisco in the 1960’s. I could see the value in getting away from the corporate world and liked the slogan “Drop out of the Establishment and get back to the land." When I moved here with my husband and 4 young children it was a dream come true...as funky as it was then. To this day, each day here is another dream come true. To own your land and grow your food can create real freedom.
There was Cohasset Country School here, an alternative free school in the 70’s, which led fundraising workshops and small gatherings to pay our teachers and weekly sauna days, potlucks and family reunions. We have catered whole food organic meals for many workshops such as yoga, dance, tai chi, councils, board meetings and weddings. A sewing business, olive oil botanical making and summer cousins camp have also enjoyed this ridge top 26 acres.
There is a feeling of “home” here. Many visitors comment on it being like what grandma's old place must have been. My sister raised her children here and my son lives here too. We all pitch in and share the responsibility of our water systems and land maintenance. Over the years I have taken on many apprentices who wanted to learn some "living on the land” skills. At this time I would like to attract some people with skills to help develop more self-reliance…and I always welcome a few folks interested in learning to GROW FOOD and garden.
I spent this winter traveling through Ecuador and staying at hostels. I am inspired now to open my land base and house to a broader group of people, as hostels do. We can help you create a reunion or welcome you to time of silence in nature, whether you want to relax quietly and experience solitude or celebrate and dance with friends.
Living on the land, in a simple way, has shown me bliss and I am here to share. Einstein said “Dive deep into Nature, and you will understand and be able to make things better.”
You are invited to experience the brilliance of my bit of earth wonder.
Call Susie for special wants and needs such as massage, yoga, dance, live music, catered meals and more.