I Dream of an Indoor Urban Nudist Clubhouse and Naturist Oasis Space
Guest blog by: Joshua Williams
My Dream of an Urban Nudist Clubhouse
Urban Nudist Clubhouse – It was a glorious autumn. In the northeast, nearly every weekend was sunny and warm since late August, in contrast to a rather cool and temperamental summer. In September, I even managed to get in one last lake skinny dip. But as the days grew shorter and the cold air pushed in from the north, there is simply less opportunity to get naked. Local clubs have closed their doors for the winter, which leaves us naked at home, or waiting for the occasional nude-friendly event.
Around this time every year, I begin to imagine what a year round community space might look like that espouses and celebrates the ideals of naturism (respect for self, others and nature), especially in an urban environment that’s accessible to a large population. In addition, I consider the financial viability of such a space and whether or not a business model could be created that’s sustainable, scalable and replicable. Combining business with a social issue can be certainly be problematic, but when done right, can yield amazing results.
And so I dream…
I envision a modern, eco-friendly space that is approximately 4,000-6,000 square feet, most likely on the top floor of a building, that provides roof access. The basic space itself would be divided into four key areas, 1) the foyer that includes a welcome area, 2) a transition area that includes dressing rooms, lockers and toilets, 3) a spa area that includes a sauna, steam room, showers and soaking tubs (hot & cold), 4) an open, common space that is big enough for everything from events to classes. The space would also include additional amenities such as a kitchen area.
First and foremost, the space would be open on a daily basis, allowing members and one-time visitors to stop by and take advantage of the basic facilities at their own leisure. Whether it’s in the morning, during lunch or after work, the space becomes a true oasis. In addition, weekly scheduled activities and events, including yoga, exercise classes, and massage therapy, will provide a structured schedule of things to choose from, all with a focus on health, fitness and social conviviality. Finally, one-time events will be offered, as planned internally or by outside groups who rent the space, including book clubs, MeetUp group meetings, etc.
Customer service will play an important role in ensuring that guests are able to relax in a clean and cared for environment. Technology will facilitate all activities both in and out of the club, including an interactive website and an RFID bracelet that removes the need for carrying around a wallet!
What’s your dream?
Of course, this is just a small glimpse into my own imagination when it comes to the perfect “urban nudist naturist space.” And I didn’t even mention the juice bar, the mini gym and…the nude swimming pool! I’m guessing that many of you have also daydreamed about this type of place, whether simply as a visitor, or as an entrepreneur. What does your space look and feel like? What types of activities and events would you plan? Is this type of space necessary when it comes to ensuring the success of naturism in the future?
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This article about creating an Urban Nudist and Naturist City Clubhouse was published by – Young Naturists and Nudists America