May Member Highlight: A Place to Grow

Who doesn’t love the idea of a custom-built and private space just for them? Whether you’re an artist, a woodworker, a writer, or work from home, A Place to Grow’s mission is to build the perfect space for you all while using reclaimed and salvaged materials!

After seeing the insanely creative and sustainably built she-sheds, offices, meditation spaces, greenhouses, workshops, and more that have come from A Place to Grow, we knew they needed to be a featured Urban Wood Network member. Calling their work “Functional Art”, A Place to Grow uses recycled and repurposed materials for their projects. They’ve been featured on, TODAY, Houzz, Living Lavishly, and most recently on the cover of Erika Kotite’s newest book, “She Sheds, A Room of Your Own”.

While they provide a selection of “currently available” spaces, they pride themselves on offering each client a completely custom space. Beyond the design specs, customers can also choose their own materials from a wide variety of urban salvaged woods, even French Oak salvaged from wine barrels.

Of course, we’d be remiss not to mention the enormously talented owners behind A Place to Grow – Dana and Sean O’Brien. Dana’s concept for the business came to her while she was in the process of building a green living space and garden for her children to play in. As she worked on this project, she realized that there was a genuine need for similar spaces. Utilizing her years of experience as a county assessor, her natural talent, and her innate and amazing creative side, Dana started the company with her husband, Sean O’Brien.

Sean’s offerings to the business include his California Contractor’s License, several years of experience in construction, and a talent for creating one of a kind buildings. Dana and Sean also have degrees from Cal Poly in Finance and Computer Science that help them throughout the growth of their business. In addition to A Place to Grow, Dana and Sean also own Pacific Coast Lumber, also an urban wood company and Urban Wood Network member, bringing their mission of using urban forested materials and sustainable building practices full circle.

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