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Walden Monterey

I went to the woods
because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die,
discover that I had not lived.
──   Henry David Thoreau
Life in
the woods
At a time when so many of us live our lives connected to work or connected to our devices, maybe its time to try something new. Maybe its time to reconnect with ourselves, with our families and true friends and with a large sense of what life is really about.
What if there were only two rules? 1Don’t take down any trees 2Use only renewable energy sources. The rest is up to you
A home is a very personal expression. With that in mind, and with an understanding of the power of architecture and design to shape a community, we offer architects something rare – more freedom than they’ve likely had on any other project.
Walden Monterey challenges its perspective residents to experience potential home-sites, utilizing unique temporary shelters to serve as hosts for your orientation in Nature.

Introducing the concept of expressing how you like to live through the architecture you choose to live in. Designed by the New York City-based design studio DFA, the 3D printed Galini Sleeping Pod is an off-the-grid getaway for tech and Nature enthusiasts.
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What will you find at Walden? Community on a small and intimate scale. Room to roam. Art to inspire us. Idyllic places to meditate. A group of people who think seriously about net-zero living. And a belief that we can all benefit by creating a space that brings us closer to nature …
and to ourselves
The story begins in 2016 when we gathered with architects, designers, strategists, environmental engineers, landscape architects, and artists to create a new vision for a small sustainable community that would flourish on 600 acres of the Monterey Peninsula. We were fortunate to work with some of the leading voices of our generation, and we are confident that Walden will be stronger for having had these invigorating and fruitful debates.
The Walden Gathering Series came together after a challenge was made to create a purposeful platform that would allow a private forest and a group of passionate innovators to find inspiration from Nature to focus on making the world better for generations to come.
600 acres on the Monterey Peninsula. 22 home sites. A landscape that seems to dissolve the boundaries between lot and open space. Here nature will be the inspiration for all that we do.
Nature can change us. Thank you for being someone who values that.

Walden is a transformative experience that brings to life a unique vision. To appreciate it you must come visit us. Walk the land. Breathe the air. And dream. Think about how you will make it your own — for yourself and for future generations.

There are only 22 lots and there will never be any more. So while we encourage dreaming we’d hate to see you delay acting. Let us help you plan your trip.