Planting the Seed…

For nearly a half century, David Lee Hoffman has connected the world community to creative approaches for living
sustainably. As an expert in traditional Asian tea culture and the history surrounding the art of tea, David created THE LAST RESORT, an architectural site now recognized for its significance to the Northern California Back-to-the-land Movement. The Last Resort is a “village” of buildings, gardens and watercourses whose evolution has bridged environmental experimentation and insight from many cultures.

At the heart of the compound is a bio-managed, near closed-loop carbon system that gently inspires environmentalism.

In 2018, THE LAGUNITAS PROJECT’s Board of Trustees incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 public benefit non-profit organization to preserve The Last Resort by promoting the arts, architectures, traditional cultures, and innovations that spark creative solutions to environmental challenges.

Over the last decade, thousands of dollars have been spent defending the pioneering innovation and cultural importance of The Last Resort as a showcase for living sustainably. In 2015, the Marin County Court appointed a Receiver to resolve an acceptable remediation plan, which will include a code-compliant, on-site wastewater treatment system.

Without your pledge of financial support, the property will be sold.

In anticipation of The Last Resort’s 50th anniversary in 2023, The Lagunitas Project, with the endorsement of the Sierra Club and our supporters, request your financial pledge to preserve THE LAST RESORT. During this critical “All Hands On Deck” phase, please consider a sustainable future and help save THE LAST RESORT as an environmental legacy for the community.

I look forward to answering your questions or scheduling a meeting with one of our board members.
Please make your pledge to save THE LAST RESORT before it is too late by emailing

On behalf of The Lagunitas Project’s Board of Trustees, thank you.

Paul Seaton, Executive Director