I was curious how I copy over site-packages stuff like for instance in django-filer I used a pip install for it installed it to:
You could simply create a virtual environment which is completely isolated: http://docs.python-guide.org/en/latest/dev/virtualenvs/
virtualenv is a tool to create isolated Python environments. virtualenv creates a folder which contains all the necessary executables to use the packages that a Python project would need.
Install virtualenv via pip:
$ pip install virtualenv
Create a virtual environment for a project: $ cd my_project_folder $ virtualenv venv