PLAYAProvides

Each resident is provided housing with a kitchen, and a place to work, either a studio or a desk area in their cabin (including one shared living quarters cabin). Except for twice-weekly group dinners, all meals and provisions are the responsibility of the resident. Living, work, and studio spaces have standard utilities, abundant natural light, open vistas in an expansive landscape, and are free of telephone, television, and internet. The Commons building has a commercial kitchen, a space for yoga or dancing, a ping-pong table, a loft work area with a projection screen, library, telephone with free long-distance (USA only) and an IMAC with internet service and printer.

  • Comfortable furnishings
  • Linens, blankets, towels, washcloths, pillows and a warm duvet
  • Pots, pans, dishes, silverware, glasses, etc.
  • A drip-style coffee pot and paper filters
  • Dish soap, paper towels, and toilet paper
  • All natural, biodegradable laundry detergent
  • Regular mail delivery and pick up
  • Phone for local and long distance calls within the US
  • A shared iMac desktop computer for email and limited Internet access
  • A safe, peaceful, quiet working and living environment
  • A beautiful landscape
  • Two dinners per week 

What You Should Bring:

  • Specialized professional equipment
  • Computer, printer and paper
  • Writing materials and office supplies
  • Stationery and postage stamps
  • Art materials and supplies, tools, special paper, inks, etc.
  • Food to last for at least two weeks
  • Personal toiletries
  • Good hand and body lotion as well as lip balm for our dry climate
  • Insect repellant and sun screen
  • Good walking and muck-proof shoes
  • Good studio shoes or slippers for wooden floors
  • Comfortable, casual clothing that can be layered
  • Warm jacket, sweaters, long pants, warm hat, scarf and gloves
  • Swimsuit, for use at the Summer Lake Hot Springs
  • If you bring your bicycle, also bring extra tubes and repair tools
  • Flashlight/headlamp for night walks (and extra batteries)
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Music and means to play it 
  • Movies on DVDs (projector and screen in the Commons)
  • Credit/debit card
  • Alcoholic beverages, if desired