The Samdorosa

Our Home Away from Home

The current home of SAMdorosa (aka Special Audience) was once an old ranch, the ownership of which we have traced back to the 1920s. We’re nestled into a small slice of nature just west of Manchaca Road, once the main route between San Antonio and Austin that dates back to the 1700s.

Our two acres of creativity is surrounded by urban life and is less than 8 miles from the Capitol, but the tranquil setting makes it feel a world away. SAMdorosa is filled with old elms and heritage live and red oaks. It is one of the few remaining refuges for the deer, opossums, raccoons, hawks, foxes, snakes, and other wildlife in the area. The original ranch house was preserved for the office along with the corrals and sukkah. It’s not uncommon to hold staff meetings on our front porch or out on the back patio to take advantage of the great Texas weather and relaxing surroundings. The herbs and vegetables in our backyard garden are a favorite lunchtime treat. Then there is the E-Hobbit Village, but more on that later.

Though SAMdorosa makes a cultural reference to an old show in a decade before many of the Special Audience staff were born, the mix of skills, personalities, and perspectives in the Special Audience family are not unlike the mix that the old Cartwright Family brought to the effort to “win” their part of the Wild West.

The Samderosa

Our Home Away from Home

The current home of SAMdorosa (aka Special Audience) was once an old ranch, the ownership of which we have traced back to the 1920s. We’re nestled into a small slice of nature just west of Manchaca Road, once the main route between San Antonio and Austin that dates back to the 1700s.

Our two acres of creativity is surrounded by urban life and is less than 8 miles from the Capitol, but the tranquil setting makes it feel a world away. SAMdorosa is filled with old elms and heritage live and red oaks. It is one of the few remaining refuges for the deer, opossums, raccoons, hawks, foxes, snakes, and other wildlife in the area. The original ranch house was preserved for the office along with the corrals and sukkah. It’s not uncommon to hold staff meetings on our front porch or out on the back patio to take advantage of the great Texas weather and relaxing surroundings. The herbs and vegetables in our backyard garden are a favorite lunchtime treat. Then there is the E-Hobbit Village, but more on that later.

Though SAMdorosa makes a cultural reference to an old show in a decade before many of the Special Audience staff were born, the mix of skills, personalities, and perspectives in the Special Audience family are not unlike the mix that the old Cartwright Family brought to the effort to “win” their part of the Wild West.

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