A lively, bustling community house full of aspiring astronauts, virtual reality engineers, makers, entrepreneurs, Antarctica explorers, and most importantly, friends.
Our passion is betterment of this world. We are all striving in our work lives and our home lives to improve this world we share. Our passions are for kindness, compassion, innovation, ingenuity, diversity, and inclusivity.
We pride ourselves on the different kinds of people we have as residents and as guests. With residents from seven different countries, and new guests from all over the world, we are coming together from far stretches of the world to form a community that easily, and wonderfully, truly becomes home.
We enjoy having old and new friends and community members join us for Sunday Dinners, where we share and discuss ideas about the present and future of humanity and technology. We do this to provide a warm, home-feel setting in Silicon Valley where people of the community and beyond can expand their views and learn new things. This is one of Rainbow’s passions and we strive to share that passion and provide a comfortable, engaging setting for that purpose. We host dinners every Sunday except the last Sunday of the month. Sign up on our mailing list to keep in the loop!
So you’ve got this great idea for a product that’s going to change the world! But… that’s only half the battle, young grasshopper. You need to see if making it is possible. “The Garage” is a multipurpose hardware development makerspace with the tools and space available to make ideas come to life for residents. The Garage offers a lot of different tools to satisfy many varying industries. Equipment used ranges from a drill press and hand tools to high-end equipment such as a laser cutter, a 3D-printer and a high power TIG welder.
To satisfy our curiosity and further our quest to understand the world, we are in the habit of inviting industry experts, community leaders to join us as dedicated speakers to present their passions and work to the community. Topics have ranged from Mars to drug discovery and from self-driving cars to food chemistry. These presentations are typically held in conjunction with our Sunday dinners thus these dinners provide wonderfully appetizing homemade food, stimulating conversation, and engaging and passionate presentations.
(...) a different kind of family lives here. Rainbow Mansion is a commune, an “intentional community,” made up of young professionals in their 20s and 30s who describe themselves as driven, passionate and socially conscious. Rainbow’s seven full-time residents are putting a tech-age spin on the 1960s commune, though their reasons for living together are similar to their hippie predecessors: They want to change the world.
The spaces between work and life — which, in decades past, would have been filled with conversations over the dinner table — are collapsing. Coliving hacks this trend, infusing the blurring boundaries of work and leisure with new opportunities for inspiration, learning, and social innovation.
At first glance Rainbow Mansion appears to blend in seamlessly alongside its high-end Silicon Valley neighbours, nestled among the eucalyptus trees and driveway gates of Cupertino, about an hour south of San Francisco.
When Sir Roger Penrose visited Silicon Valley this spring, he stopped off at Google, NASA, and the Rainbow Mansion. But he spent most of his time at Rainbow, Silicon Valley's answer to the 17th-century French salon.
"it’s a kind of Silicon Valley commune, a place where the Young Turks of the tech world can live and share their work."
“One thing I learned,” Mr. Madray said, “you live in a house with a bunch of creative, highly intelligent, smart young people, and the hardest thing for any of them to do is to put away the dishes.”