Project Description

Groundswell Retreat


Groundswell was founded in 2015 as a Queer Ecovillage and Retreat Center on 180 acres in Mendocino County. My clients were a group of heart centered radical faeries and we had a complex and long escrow that allowed them to take over full stewardship of the land and summer camp. This property was a real find because there was a good deal of existing infrastructure and a conditional use permit already in place for the summer camp that allowed the group to ramp up quickly into offering programming and retreats.


“Cassandra was essential in helping my team’s project go from vision to reality. In addition to connecting us to the land that we would eventually purchase, she helped us get connected to the many other resources that are needed for community creation. Her care, thoughtfulness, and thoroughness were guiding lights in what can otherwise be a tumultuous process. I couldn’t recommend anybody more highly.”


I was the buyer’s agent for this complex project. The escrow involved many land complexities as well as working with the County of Mendocino. I greatly enjoyed serving this group and their much needed mission. Being the interface between clients who are very culturally different from their neighbors and listing agent was another creative challenge of this project.