I had an amazing two month artist-in-residence experience via Agapolis + Building 180. Agapolis is a mind-blowingly-beautiful intentional community on 22-acres in Portola Valley, CA, and the residency proved a reprieve from my usual urban life. The two most amazing aspects of living at Agapolis was the friendly/smart/interesting community, and how peaceful I felt being surrounded by the splendorous beauty. It has been a while since I got to wake up in nature day after day, and this in itself was an amazing gift. I spent much of my time designing and then experimenting with creating a larger hut for the journey-meditation project Expanding Space. I learned a lot, had some amazing experiences, and have gained a new perspective on this Bay Area after viewing it from a whole new direction over the past few months.