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We are the Muse ✨, a 13-member strong community house started in Feb ‘23, full of absolutely lovely and absolutely stunning humans.
Aaron, Melanie, Sean and Thibault, all serial SF & Hawaii community & grouphouse builders (among them, Manor of Being, Maui Life, Eucalyptus) shared the dream of an incredible home whose vibe and spirit would deeply align with values of thriving humanity. A house where mind, heart, soul and body align with powerful integrity, and radiate abundantly outwards.
We’re 13 existing housemates. The group comes from different backgrounds, spans many countries & cultures and have interests ranging from sociology, mindfulness, languages, history and AI. We find joy in a passionate discussion on how we can create a better world, after a delicious community dinner before we head out to dance or get active. 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:
We're a group of mid-20s to mid-30s 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 Forbes 30 under 30, and founder/CEO of an AI speech recognition startups helping deaf/hard-of-hearing people. ❝*Where there’s a will, there’s a way!*❞
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?❞
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. ❝Community is my way of life!❞
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.*❞
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!❞
Jenny Lim from Seoul, Korea and Connecticut *❝_*❞
Ethan Reeder from *❝_*❞
[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!*❞
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❞
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.❞
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.*❞
Chris Coll-Beswick from London, UK. Biologist/ Monkey Researcher turned Blockchain Accelerator. Transitioning back into environmental impact work. Nature, Sauna & Jazz Lover 💫 Adventurer 🌴 Animal impersonator 🐒 Qigong & Tea Enthusiast 🍵 Discussion topics: Impact, Spirituality & Community. ❝Nature will guide us home❞
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❞
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 (~$100-$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!
A campfire to share fun stories warmed in blankets, as well as a picnic table to get some Vitamin D during Zoom calls!
Have we mentioned our bathrooms are fancy as fuck? 😄
Our house, made of basement, 1st, 3rd & roof deck