Vortex Healing Ashram Retreats | 3D Walkthroughs
with E.J. Gold
Making Vortex Village Happen
Okay, I've been delving into the prospects of setting up a healing and hospice village somewhere nearby, so I can work with the folks there on a daily basis.
So...realistically, about $14 million bucks to do what I want to do for terminal patients, with a medical emergency facility on-site, medical staff homes for caregivers, etc. and about 80-100 homes on-site for patients.
Homes in the Terminal Care area would of course be rentals. Homes in the Ashram meditation and healing area could be rentals, or homes could be purchased for about $35,000 up to about $80,000 with grounds upkeep fees at about $240 per month per tenant.
No large expensive homes in the ashram. All are economical to operate, off the grid or nearly so. Total feng-shui and CQR loaded for vortex drawdown.
I design the Vortex Village Ashram Home. It looks expensive, and is at a level of lifestyle absolutely beyond elegant, but it is unbelievably inexpensive and makes life simple through certain principles of design and energy usage. Most of all, it is specifically designed with healing in mind.
On the Ashram property would be a 9-hole golf course designed by me to create a power vortex through landscape feng-shui. Each home could have its own putting green. Golf is a good way to stay active in those golden years, and does not interrupt the meditative state. It is thought to help the healing process to be actively exercising in the sunlight and fresh air.
The real heart of Vortex Village will be the Zen Garden, a strolling broadleaf grotto with places for meditation and a healing fountain in the very center.
There will be a meditation chapel, which can be built for about $35,000 finished including tax, fees, insurance and permits.
An art academy will be on-site; offered will be classes in watercolor, graphite, charcoal, sculpture, acrylics and oils, with plein-air classes every day on-site in the Shady Glen.
I have discovered a great secret about incredibly inexpensive yet elegant housing, a door that will soon be closed by powers-that-be, who are interested in keeping the housing market just out of reach of lower class beings.
Help me to use this secret to create an ashram, before it's too late. The laws are up for review next year. Anything before that hearing would of course be grandfathered in.
So I said before that realistically $14 million would be needed to make Vortex Village as I have envisioned and planned it for over half a century. But we could start small -- very small -- but we could expand and grow from that, and the ashram could be located in a somewhat remote spot until we can afford better. I know three excellent spots within one hour's drive from my house, which would work for me just fine.
How much would that cost? Actually, I could start the thing off with about $450,000 for the land, the first two homes and a finished 9-hole golf course, plus a meditation chapel, decks, pool, ponds, waterfalls and other water features, pretty much everything to at least get started. It would be on a piece of already permitted land about one hour north of here.
I know, I know ... a lousy $450,000 -- why, that's about what an average family would spend buying a 30 year old home in a moderately ok neighborhood. True. $450,000 is absurdly cheap as ashrams go, but for me, right now, even this low figure is totally out of reach.
Why? Because I have no personal money, and as for the Institute, well, banks simply do not lend to nonprofits however large or small or well- established, period. If they did, we'd have no problem, but they don't, so we do.
What can you do to help?
Well, if you've got a spare $14 million -- don't laugh, I've seen people drop that much in a craps game in Vegas -- send a check, please.
Don't have a spare $14 million? Okay, don't feel badly; there are hundreds of others just like you. But you might have a spare $450,000. Okay, great, I can use it to get started with the project, and have at least some part of it built by the first of the year.
Maybe you'd like to own the property and rent it out to members of our work circle? That'd be fine, too.
Don't have that much in cash, but could float a loan? Or you're willing to co- sign a loan for us? Those options might work.
One way or another, I intend to get Vortex Village up and running. I'd be really happy for some help here.
You can own your own home in Vortex Village for as little as $29,000. The model I own has this master bedroom.
In my model home at Vortex Village I have a wonderful little balcony, from which this shot was taken. I'm on the left of photo, Bob in center, Grishy on the right.
And, that's me in front of the Raw Cedar Shake Siding model of the same home that I had made for me in another of hundreds of choices of siding materials.
Outside my home at Vortex Village, you can see the beautiful blue skies and fluffy clouds of the High Sierra Foothills. There's lots of foliage in Vortex Village.
Grishy and I are downstairs, deciding on a couch or banco treatment for the southeast corner of the livingroom.
That's me, at the bottom of the winding stairway. I have no idea who took this photo, but it's perfect -- it really shows the artistic nature of this home design.
Coming down from the upstairs sleeping loft, I'm standing in front of the kitchen entrance. You can see how light and airy it is. The low ceiling in the kitchen is my design; it can be higher if you prefer.
Here's my kitchen. You'll notice that it has a full-sized range and oven -- I'm a good cook, and demand a great workspace for my kitchen arts. I can make chocolates here.
Upstairs is just beautiful, perfect for a kid's sleeping space, or it can be divided into two private lofts.