NBC News Segment on The Last Resort

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Joe Rosato Jr. of NBC News has written an article and aired a segment on NBC News


Marin Independent Journal Editorial in support of The Last Resort

WE HOPE Marin Supervisor Steve Kinsey can find a way to resolve Lagunitas artisan David Lee Hoffman’s county permit problems.

Hoffman’s backyard creations are supposed to be models of sustainability. His efforts also have created run-ins with county enforcement officials.

Kinsey hopes he can work with Hoffman and county staff to come up with a compromise where the 68-year-old Hoffman can bring his creations up to county codes and reduce his numerous fines “to a more manageable amount.” An administrative law judge has ordered Hoffman to pay $226,000 in county fines and to tear down the 30 or so structures he built as models of sustainable living. The judge threw the book at Hoffman. [Read more…]

Business Insider article on The Last Resort

 Mandi Woodruff from Business Insider has written an article about The Last Resort


Marin Independent Journal article about The Last Resort

Paul Liberatore of the Marin Independent Journal has written an article about The Last Resort:

WHAT TO MAKE of tea entrepreneur David Lee Hoffman’s condemned San Geronimo Valley experiment in sustainable living, his Asian-inspired compound with its solar power shower tower, its worm palace, its boat in a moat, its compost toilets and gran pissoir?

Is it an art installation or an eyesore, a bold experiment in alternative living or a public health hazard? Is it to be razed or praised?

Those are some of the questions facing the 68-year-old Hoffman and the Marin County officials whose stop-work orders and red tags he has blithely ignored for the past 40 years as he built his funky Himalayan-style kingdom on a Lagunitas hillside without benefit of official government permits, in blatant violation of county codes and environmental health regulations. [Read more…]

The New York Times coverage of The Last Resort

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Patricia Leigh Brown of the The New York Times has written an article about THE LAST RESORT.  Thank you Patricia!