Set to a serene garden backdrop, it was a beautiful day for this year’s offsite retreat. Continuing the annual tradition that began in Houzz’s early years to foster our sense of family, Houzzers from our HQ office in Palo Alto took a break to come together for a day of team building, games, art classes and guided yoga.

The photos below are some of our favorites from the day:

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Teams worked together to complete group challenges.

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Houzzers expressed their artistic sides during watercolor classes.

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Zen moments doing waterfront yoga.

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The team dined on a healthy lunch al fresco.

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Houzzers broke out in pairs and small groups to get to know more about each other.

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A jazz band provided lively background music to kick off and end the day.

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Surprise visit from local food trucks.

All images credited to Brandon Sampson.