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The Muse is a 14-member community house that began in January, 2023 with the shared dream of an incredible home whose vibe and spirit would enable us to thrive most fully: a house where head, heart, body, and soul align with powerful integrity and radiate abundantly.
The group members come from different backgrounds, spanning many countries & cultures, and we have interests ranging from sociology, mindfulness, game design, languages, ecstatic dance, history, folk music, vegan cooking, and AI. We find joy in passionate discussions about how we can create a better world after a delicious community dinner before we head out to dance and other social gatherings. Perhaps what unites us is a deeper longing in building a future that is exciting, lighter, resolutely optimistic. On top of the classic things you expect from a group house, we want a specific accent on 3 uncommon goals:
The house is a superb 4-story Edwardian house with 360 rooftop view and a spacious backyard (with a sauna!) located in the heart of San Francisco, near Alamo Square & Divisadero.
We were inspired to live in a community that truly feels like home and help its members achieve maximum human potential, by growing, learning, and playing together.
We've hosted dozens and dozens of dinners, built immersive art with 200+ guests parties, and brought life to our neighborhood.
Joining the Muse essentially looks like living with a rare balance of mission-driven, thoughtful, heart-centered and embodied humans who we can call a second family.
If this sounds interesting to you, then we should get to know each other!
We're a group of mid-20s to early 40s adults who work in a range of professions, from founders and investors to researchers & makers. We are a solid community of people on similar journeys to build a better society for the world.
Thibault Duchemin from Paris, France. Lover of ecstatic dancing, lucid dreaming and sign language. Also founder/CEO of an AI speech recognition startups helping deaf/hard-of-hearing people. ❝*Where there’s a will, there’s a way!*❞
Juliana Ramos from Porto Alegre, Brazil. Curious mind, love traveling and merging into new cultures, ticking books off my gigantic “to read” list, and discovering new music. I have a PhD on Molecular Biology and today I am communicating science on a daily basis and making new technologies accessible as a Technical Specialist with ThermoScientific. ❝It’s time to embrace something new❞
Sean Ross from the Bay Area. Flawed human trying to make the world a little better everyday. Data Scientist at GatherTown, connecting teams every day, and at night in communities. ❝Love the community by loving yourself. Love yourself by loving the community.❞
Chris Coll-Beswick from London, UK. Biologist/ Monkey Researcher turned Blockchain Accelerator. Transitioning back into impact work. Nature, Sauna & Jazz Lover 💫 Adventurer 🌴 Animal impersonator 🐒 Qigong & Tea Enthusiast 🍵 Discussion topics: Impact, Spirituality & Community. ❝Nature will guide us home❞
[Melanie McDougall from Montreal / Toronto, Canada. Came to SF on a road trip, fell in love with the city. Surfer, hiker, multi-dancer and event planner. Also COO of startup fighting news misinformation at a collective intelligence R&D lab. *❝Tyranny is the deliberate removal of nuance.*❞](https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/t3fQggqWZ1ReWDEjof75knF6x_kcp1CcVJIxty_d6KsqtOFSr7QJ0iiDeuLi0dq2yDKoRbwu-kq2c6Lb7BsrP224fPYHvkXDcWaDEcoluewdKXyVmt3_SygqFw-Ckxxyprr1hj90n7W5103Ca_-SqWP0wAfZPkOtnYTrFgArdYzuglvsKhAJJSQ)
Melanie McDougall from Montreal / Toronto, Canada. Came to SF on a road trip, fell in love with the city. Surfer, hiker, multi-dancer and event planner. Also COO of startup fighting news misinformation at a collective intelligence R&D lab. *❝Tyranny is the deliberate removal of nuance.*❞
[Aaron Mayer native from NYC Proud owner of WeAllLiveInAbundance.com Currently running a crypto fund and donating the performance allocation to highly effective charities. ❝*Life is sweet and love is free!*❞](https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/DAEYm1mOdTvsbT4om0_xfKHM1UCFZoU0BRkHdU5Rnoc6TVBbrRPU560ejd6g4_h2Jt0Y8TJ74Mg7iIUGWP-imPOnnerPgnczuWHbjj-h4lMdqDMoi2IzoafkELk81ZpQ8yN51VSAtagifRyE6Fb2FO0Ah9PyKWY0do0yOQrC_VvRlstKFSXxVac)
Aaron Mayer native from NYC Proud owner of WeAllLiveInAbundance.com Currently running a crypto fund and donating the performance allocation to highly effective charities. ❝*Life is sweet and love is free!*❞
Arianna Fornaciai from Florence, Italy. She is a recent Graduate from the CIIS to pursue a career in mental health. She was a previously a farmer, restauranteur and avid traveler. Cooking, gardening, art, and nature in general are her big loves. She is also Bacio’s momma. *❝Breathe properly, stay curious, and eat your beets.*❞
Bagatur Askaryan from Cleveland. Has lived in SF for only 2.5 years and already stumbled upon more lifelong friends than he could’ve ever hoped for. Spends his waking hours cafe hopping, engineering at Robust Intelligence, kicking futbols, and dancing the nights away. ❝You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.❞
Bacio from a small town near Redding. He is a chihuahua terrier mix with a tiger like Brindle coat. He is a trained service animal who is very polite, doesn’t bark, and is fully house trained. He loves to cuddle, eat treats, and hike through the woods. ❝Every dog must have his day❞
sister houses welcome
Interested to join the Muse community but wish to have your own space or group? We’re located near Alamo / Divisadero, and are open to a tighter community net aka Sister Houses. If you live in a 5-min walk radius, drop us a line or subscribe to our MuseLetter (chat announcements to share to our community), our MusiCal (calendar of activities!) and our facilities in an arranged way.
Ke Deng ‣ spent her formative years in Vancouver, Canada. Enjoys movement, playfulness, banya, making art, de-risked adrenaline, and tattooing her
victims friends. Values curiosity, adventure, and openness.*❝Nobody looks stupid when they're having fun.*❞
Sister House: In Progress
We’re a big family and previous Muses are seeding the world with love, light and impact. We follow their journey as they create new hearths on Earth:)
Lulu Mazzei from San Diego, CA. She recently moved to SF at the behest of her heart and is our newest Museling. A dancer, vegan food lover, and stretching enthusiast. She is in the process of birthing her own therapy practice into the world, alternative love, and is committed to spiritual healing. Authenticity, freedom and love lead her way. ❝Different is what’s beautiful.❞
Ethan Reeder from Manhattan NYC Roots in community, relationships, collective intelligence. Ex tech PM, now exploring life untethered from a desk! Often found spinning people around on his feet & vicariously exploring interests. *❝Between stimulus and response there is a space.*❞
Mahan Tourkaman from Stockholm, Sweden. Knew that he just had to come back after his first visit to SF last year. Adventurous realistic 🧠 optimist ❤️ trying to help build an amazing future. His focus is currently AI and complex systems, studying for a master's in Machine Learning. Deeply loves music, film, digging up etymology, stargazing, dancing, martial arts, plants, books, and having a good time with family and friends. ❝... and life is like a song!❞
Michaela Carmein from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Lover of saunas, writing, tea by candlelight, blues & fusion dancing, bonfires with music, architectural philosophy & interior design. Part-time Software Engineer, dabbler in Experience Design & other miscellaneous projects. ❝Can we make this more cozy?❞
Jenny Lim from Seoul, Korea, and East Coast Spontaneous cook, cascading painter, emoji-like facial expressions, and a keen eye towards revealing the true affordances at our fingertips and what's being overlooked. Righting the upside down world as a communitarian and acro flyer. *❝There is an underlying, in-dwelling, creative force infusing all of life - including ourselves.*❞
We have some fellow housemates who nomad time to time, and sublets might get available. Check this page for new openings or just apply and we’ll contact you when a new room open up. If you’re interested, consider applying! Room prices range from $1,000/mo to $2,200 depending on sizes. Utilities come $100/mo roughly on top of it and there’s a mandatory food plan we all participate in (~$150-$300/mo depending on usage).
The main living rool / dining room where we’re putting a big sofa and cush space to hang out & cuddle!
Have we mentioned our bathrooms are fancy as fuck? 😄
A campfire to share fun stories warmed in blankets, as well as a picnic table to get some Vitamin D during Zoom calls!
We built a sauna & cold-plunge in our backyard! Come check it out during our Spa Sundays.
Our house, made of basement, 1st, 3rd & roof deck