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About ModNomad

We are mindfully restoring and curating an 1880's cottage into a creative studio, sanctuary and gathering place. This wabi-sabi gem is just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, nestled on a hillside and down the last dirt lane in Sausalito. ModNomad overlooks Mount Tamalpais and Richardson Bay and the two discrete units have been reimagined as The Studio and Sanctuary Shack


Three live/work suites, as well as communal indoor and outdoor areas, provide space for intimate gatherings, Cognitive Potluck salons, house concerts, and pop-up maker and culinary happenings.   

The Sanctuary Shack is available for short-term vacation and creative rentals, including photo and film shoots. These funds support our social artistry, activism and community-building work. 

We also offer free and subsidized residencies in all three live/work suites to social artists and activists who are instigating for the common good, and with whom we collaborate.  Here you will find space and community promoting creativity and resilience, inspiration and insight, and courage in thought and action. Interested?




These are tough times and we need to learn from and support each other more. Eye to eye. Let's imagine. Let's broaden the discussion and orient toward better outcomes and solutions. Let's contribute to democracy's resilience. Attendees are asked to bring an idea and dish to pass.  

Monthly house concerts featuring the local and phenomenal duo, Something About Fireflies, along with other singer-songwriter opening acts, spoken-word performances and interviews with creatives and social entrepreneurs. 



The Studio and Sanctuary Shack are available for rent or collaboration on your ideas for intimate gatherings, concerts and pop-up maker and culinary happenings. We are a heal/create/relate space for the community, and if we are aligned with your work or you are in crisis, the space is free.  

Our collaboration efforts are varied in scope but the essence of each is instigation for the common good. Highlights of the past year include: 

A collaboration with the Brooklyn Borough President's Office, Bridging Access to Care, CAMBA and City Harvest. Web sites for artists and activist groups such as Espenet Studio and Indivisible Sausalito, candidate events for local races, and studio space for photo shoots for mission-based local companies, including Freda Salvador and U-Konserve. We helped a young woman incubate a creative consulting business, Ever Present Unfolding. We provided shelter for fire victims and we're in training to help families affected by ICE raids. Our next artist/activist-in-residence is a dancer/political activist from Iran. We launched the "Live at the Shack" house concerts with Something about Fireflies, the Cognitive Potluck series, and a mentoring program currently focused on Medicare For All. And, ModNomad provided free and subsidized lodging and creative space to help network and leverage the rise of the social creative movement. 


We started restoring a house, and ModNomad happened. We are planting a flag for the common good and democracy's resilience. We are providing sanctuary for creativity and courage. Let's expand the American imagination of what is possible. Let's collaborate. We're game. 


If you'd like to be on ModNomad's list, or want to propose a possibility for this heal/create/relate space, please get in touch.

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