Rainbow Mansion is an intentional community of driven, international, passionate, and socially conscious people trying to change the world.
Rainbow Mansion, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a 5,000 square foot commune of people who strive to change the world. The whole idea of the place is that residents aspire to something more than a day job. Our current seven residents come from five countries, and include employees of Google, NASA, Tesla, Discovery Channel, various startups, and grad students from UC Santa Cruz and Stanford.
The house is centered around a dining room and library of a few thousand books where we host regular salons - open discussions about everything from privacy vs. freedom of information to open vs. closed source to politics, religion and philosophy. We also have regular talks and presentations by people working on unique projects, cool startups or studying interesting topics.
In the garage, we have a bio lab and workshop. Several start-ups began in the Rainbow Mansion garage, including OpenROV: a DIY telerobotics community centered around underwater exploration and adventure through remote control submarines, and Cosmogia: a satellite company developing systems to provide universal access to information about the changing Earth, its environment, and its people.