Marin TV Program “Seriously Now” segment on THE LAST RESORT

“Seriously Now”, a Marin TV Program, “show-casing local news, events and the panoramic beauty of Marin County”, has a segment on THE LAST RESORT.

Watch here.

Rick Raznikov writes about THE LAST RESORT

Rick Raznikov has written an article about THE LAST RESORT on his blog.

http://lookingglass.blog.co.uk/2012/08/15/his-life-s-work-14516995/

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

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/How-the-Law-Caught-Up-With-a-Marin-County-Visionary-162008795.html

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

http://www.businessinsider.com/tour-david-hoffmans-sustainable-home-before-its-demolished-2012-7?op=1#ixzz298mRctYp

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

photo by Jim Wilson/The New York Times

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/23/us/in-lagunitas-calif-a-fight-over-worms-and-moats.html