Symbiotic Living Centre
I AM manifesting my dream
           Via EFT
 
  Nedbank - 104809
  Current account - 1048086712
  Community Exchange System
  Reference CTTE2673/name
            or 
  Lloyds TSB - 301931
  Current account - 0537151
  Mrs D J Pilatowicz
  Reference SLC/name

Via the Talent Exchange
www.community-exchange.org
Place an order with CTTE2673
for Talents or  Virtual Rands

Offer services:-
architecture, building, materials,
paving, decking, heat-pump,
solar panels, furnishings,
equipment
I have had this dream of creating something that I want, a wheelchair friendly living and working centre with treatment rooms and a therapy pool. I have not been able to find it. Those who know me, understand my fierce desire to remain as independent as possible, for as long as possible, even though I now walk with aids, and use a wheelchair and electric scooter.  I want to offer this to other independent souls.  This dream has been in my head for a few years now and I am finally manifesting it.  I realize that this dream needs some extra help and that is where you come in.

Imagine, being in a wheelchair (or not) and finding a retreat, in the city, where you can come and stay for an hour, a day, a week, a month or more. 

You wheel or walk in through the main gate, in the centre of the outer wall of the building into a peaceful courtyard, with a fresh, raised-bed vegetable garden, a fire pit, seating and a sparkling fountain.  There are strategically placed handrails everywhere where you might need them, and no stairs to inhibit your wheelchair.

Behind you are a number of treatment rooms.  Therapists can rent one of these rooms, for a session, a day, a week, whatever suits you.  The rooms are set up in neutral tones, complete with treatment bed, chairs and a small table and bookcase.  All treatment rooms open onto the courtyard.

To the one side, you will find the heated therapy pool, with a ramped access into the pool. The entire pool room is glassed, to allow the sun to shine in.  Alongside the pool are the sauna, change rooms, and showers.  You can rent time in the pool for swim school, exercising or just enjoying the warm water.  You can even join a regular 'aqua' tai chi class.

Ahead of you is a venue for running workshops, retreats, group sessions, movie nights.  The venue room is perched on the edge of the lake, the deck almost suspended above the water, with beautiful views of the lake and the mountains.  There is a kitchen and eating area attached.  You can rent the venue for workshops, groups or join a workshop being held in the venue room. 

To the other side are the small self-contained living suites.  Each suite has a bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and an open-plan living and eating area with a small kitchenette.  All the suites open onto covered walkways around the central courtyard.  You can rent a suite for a day or longer.

There is a laundry area and a storage area, and safe off street-parking.  The entire building is built on green principles and uses primarily solar power as its energy source.  It is located right at the edge of the city, in the Marina da Gama, Cape Town, South Africa, with its very own natural reserve, on the edge of the lake, with walks across the bridges which cross over the canals.

All of the facilities will be available to rent for either fiat currency or community currency.
(See
<http://www.community-exchange.org/>)

Do you like the sound of this? Would you like to rent a portion of it?  Would you like to offer a live- in retreat? Would you like to come for a stay?    Then please pre-purchase the use of any of the facilities, or donate or offer your services to help make this happen.

What we need:                                        
·The plot will cost around R1 million                       
·The building around R5 million
·The furnishings and fittings around R2 million

A big dream? No - a huge dream,
but with your help we can do it!

From my heart to your heart
Dawn
Ways in which
you can help:
Marina waterway

Marina waterway

Court-yard

Court-yard

Ramped access

Ramped access

Aqua taiji class

Aqua taiji class

Sauna

Sauna

Uppercrust restaurant

Uppercrust restaurant

Lunching at Uppercrust

Lunching at Uppercrust

Park Island reserve

Park Island reserve

In total: R8 million
(£400,000 or $600,000)

I have already raised some funding from my own savings and, once the venue exists, I will use the funds from the sale of my current house for the on-going upkeep of the Symbiotic Living Centre.
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