HACIENDA is a community organization whose mission is to bring sex-positive culture into the mainstream. We do this by building and operating sex-positive living environments, advocating for cultural change, providing education, and cultivating community through our immersive events and parties. We welcome all genders and all sexual orientations.

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Meet the Hacienda Villa, an intentional community located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. By living and working together in a cohesive way, the "Villans" role model the benefits of our sex-positive culture to a mainstream audience.
Hacienda Villa has been named one of the "Reasons to Love New York" by New York Magazine, and has been featured in The Huffington Post, BUST, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Time Out New York, Gothamist, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, Bustle, as well as on CBS News, The Young Turks Network, and BRIC TV.

Welcome to the Hacienda Maison, a meticulously restored 4,500 square foot sex-positive guesthouse and retreat in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Maison offers a resort-like atmosphere with an outdoor grotto, a swimming pool and hot tub, multiple kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, and multi-media capabilities. It has become a popular location for educational seminars, retreats, industry parties, and film shoots. Hacienda Maison has hosted events such as Kinky Salon and Back to the Body, as well as our own Hacienda-branded experiences.
Book your stay at this decadent historic home offering bright & spacious rooms.

The Hacienda Studio is Brooklyn's sexiest home for classes, trainings, and workshops in communication, sexual health, BDSM, kink, and polyamory. We are a sex positive venue. Hacienda partners with the world's leading sex educators and relationship experts to host workshops, seminars, social gatherings, and other events that bring our community together.
Join us for a class, browse our library of videos, or host an event with us!

Andrew Sparksfire
Founder of Hacienda
Entrepreneur, Investor, Activist

Andrew is a real estate investor and financial geek who, in 2009, started Hacienda from his townhouse in Brooklyn. In 2014, he built Hacienda Villa, an intentional living community based on the culture of consent and sex positivity originally developed at Hacienda’s legendary sex parties. In 2016, he opened a guest house in New Orleans with the same ethos, and later that same year embarked on a role as an educator and activist, announcing that it was “time to take sex parties out of the closet”. His goal is to promote awareness of alternative sexualities while expanding Hacienda as a lifestyle brand. He now speaks around the country on the subject of sex positive culture and its role in everyday life.

Kenneth Play
Resident Manager, Hacienda Villa
Co-founder, Hacienda Villa and Hacienda Maison

Kenneth is an international sex educator and celebrity fitness coach, whose teaching style has been described as a combination of Tim Ferriss, Martha Stewart, and Bruce Lee. Kenneth co-founded Hacienda Villa and currently manages its day-to-day operations. He is a partner on The Casual Sex Project along with Dr. Zhana Vrangalova. Kenneth makes frequent TV appearances and has been profiled by Playboy, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, The Independent, The Sun, and the Daily Star. Kenneth's mission is to make hands-on sex education accessible to a mainstream audience.

Effy Blue
Founder, Relationship by Design

Effy is an educator, speaker, and thought leader in the field of sex and relationships, with a particular specialty in ethical non-monogamy. She coaches clients individually and in groups through her practice Relationship by Design, leads educational seminars such as Play Party Etiquette, and hosts public panel discussions such as Curious Fox Social and Curious Fox Presents. Effy's sage advice has been featured in many publications worldwide. With her background in corporate advertising, Effy advises Hacienda on strategy. She is also currently developing training programs for our educators and event hosts.

Lila Donnolo
Ambassatrix, Hacienda Villa
Podcaster, horizontal with lila

Lila is a founding member of Hacienda Villa and the Villa's Director of PR and Community Outreach. She is a writer, an actress, and a podcaster. horizontal with lila is the podcast about intimacy entirely recorded while lying down. Many episodes are recorded in bed at the Villa. She curates the horizontal storytelling series at Hacienda Studio. The article she wrote about the Villa, "You Call It A Sex House, I Call It Home," was published in BUST in 2015. Her mission is to cultivate intimacy.