From accomplished actors to aspiring athletes, folks in Sonoma regularly welcome talented summer visitors into their homes, a practice that is continuing to grow.
In each of these cases, the host households are not paid for the housing they provide for their summer visitors. But Sonoma Stompers Assistant GM Tim Livingston says they do offer something in exchange.
Similarly, the Transcendence Theater Company shares tickets to their performances and donor events with the homeowners who host their staff and artists.
The Stompers, now in their third season, play until Aug. 20. The Sonoma Plein Air Art Festival this year runs September 5-10, just before Transcendence s wraps up its summer season on Sept. 11.