Help Groundswell get hot tubs!

Groundswell retreat center hot tub campaignWe need your help to get hot tubs!

To better serve our ever expanding community and allow us to host events year-round, we are building a hot tub complex at Groundswell’s retreat center. This will be an important move in our transformation of the facilities into a beautiful and relaxing space for the LGBTQ and allied communities.

We need our community’s help to make this happen. Because we are such a new non-profit, we don’t have the capital to invest in the hot tubs. The Groundswell ecovillage has pledged to cover the installation and decking costs. We need your support to purchase the hot tubs.

Our plan is to build two hot tubs next to each other and connected by a deck. This hot tub complex will become a new social hub for the retreat center, inviting guests to connect with each other while luxuriating in heated spring water. The decking will feature benching on the perimeter so guests can cool off or soak in the sun between dips. Accessibility will also be a key feature, with transfer walls designed to ADA specifications. Beautiful landscaping and decor will create a signature aesthetic experience while our seasonal “stream of consciousness” burbles within sight. It’s the upgrade we feel our growing community of guests deserves.

There are not many LGBTQ and nudity friendly hot water spaces in Northern California, even though bathhouses have quite the history in queer culture. We are hoping our hot tub complex will become a signature space for the LGBTQ community, somewhere safe for people to relax and be themselves. This project is also part of a series of improvements we are making to our facilities in order hold transformative space and events year-round. Other projects include a new heating system for the dining hall, massive renovations of the event barn, and weatherproofing of all of our buildings. The winter is an especially beautiful season on our land and we are looking forward to sharing that with you.

So, please make a donation to support our hot tub complex. And while you do it, envision yourself soon soaking beneath the redwoods and oaks and stars.

P.S. There are also a bunch of great perks including art by Groundswell residents, VIP invitation to the hot tub debut party, and even a private getaway to Groundswell!