The BLACK HOUSE is a rural, 2-acre site, located on the Patchogue River, situated on the tidal flat wetlands of rural coastal Connecticut. It is an ongoing collaboration between Jessica Varner, David Baker, and their friends and colleagues. Part home and part experiment-in-living, the BLACK HOUSE fosters collaboration, learns through doing, sponsors environmental inquiry, and exists where work-live-research-environment questions thrive in an age of ecological emergency.

The site hosts 4-6 week residencies, twice a year, in the spring and fall. Artists, architects, writers, ecologists, scientists, thinkers, and tinkerers are all invited to apply. The inaugural residency applications are due May 2020, for the Fall 2020 residency period. Detail posted in April, stay tuned.