TruDSoul B& B is where u experience The True Soul of Detroit, owned and operated by Native Detroiters, educators-activists and Located in Mid- Town-Dwn Town. We are a collection of soulful spaces where creativity, sharing& healing r natural wonders!
We are a collection of soulful grass-roots inspired public spaces located in MidTown, in a space where local meets global community and where the gift of our collective experiences evolves a place for restorative rest, creativity, sharing, healing and wonder!: Our space is filled with beautiful local and global art. There is even an ongoing mural in one guest room that is open to your artistic and children sensitive contributions! Our Café' Gift shop is an inviting space to work or nosh a little. Our Gift shop has Local-Global items made by local people and sales help to finance education projects, and leadership and training opportunities, and micro-business training and seeding.
By special arrangements, we can provide meals from Southern to neo-Soul food, African dishes and Ethnic American treats. Vegetarian meals are a staple. Our Vegetarian Chili and our Cornbread are famous in these parts! We use vegetables from our own garden and from community growers.
There are outdoor gathering spaces for eating, meeting or solitude, WIFI accessible in some areas. Our little backyard park boasts fire pits, for romantic and group fun.
Our lovely Community Garden is next to our outdoor lecture space under the Wisdom Tree; it is a lovely place to sit and enjoy! We consciously advocate a Community of Compassion in the gathering, and hosting of Local folks, Mom and Dad, Grandparents, to Local and world Activists, Missionaries, Journalists, Educators, Students; Actors, Videographers and Film-makers, national/international Politicians, Tekies, Trekies /Sci Fi heads (like me!), Radioheads, Hip Hop Fam, Environmentalists, Children, Youth- accompanied by adults of course- who make their way to this Soulful place of peace in the D!
The B & B houses 20 beds, grouped in private spaces with locks, ideal for group travel. All spaces are shared and have super comfy bunk beds on the 2nd floor. In the Johnny Wright Hall on the lower level, we also offer sleeping bag spaces/crash space or bunk room style space with a large double bathroom for multi access, including shower. We are open to work with groups of activists on budgets, just dash us a note online.
In addition to our B&B, The Hush House Black Community Museum and Residence and The Simmons Leadership Center of Peace and Justice Studies facilities are cornerstones of our unique Community of Compassion and Territory of Refuge and they are all on the same street!.
We have additional group and private and shared spaces available in The Simmons Leadership Center of Peace and Justice Studies where we cater to longer visits, usually a week or more and exclusive private rooms in The Hush House Museum Residence, also on the same grounds. All prefect spaces for Conference planners, facilitators and attendees of such conferences as the Allied Media Conference, The 2015 Lutheran Conference Participants, individual and group bookings welcome, look for our listings on AirBnB!
Guests have access to each facility of our evolving Community of Compassion: The Black History Museum: where we host Spoken Word Poetry Events, Book Signings, Tours, and Special Occasion Celebrations': intimate birthdays, anniversaries; Meetings for business or pleasure. Guests are admitted free to most public events. We also host outdoor events: street fairs, Old School back yard Barbeque/Vegetarian meals, enhanced by fire pits, music and most importantly good people!
During our Summer Season we offer several tour packages, including walking tours, with discounted rates for our guests! The Soul of Detroit Tour Service is a grass roots endeavor and an expression of our Compassionate community building and is comprised of several local businesses of an inter-generational collective that boasts private bus service, boat tours on the Detroit River, restaurant crawls to experience delicious and fun food and entertainment and Museum tours that include the largest African American Museum in the country, The Charles Wright Museum, and: The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Detroit Historic Museum, The Children's Museum and of course The Motown Museum, all from 5 minutes to 30 minute walk from your residence with us or a lovely on and off bus tour-where you can do as much or as little as you like!
Guests will have the opportunity to attend all workshops at 1/2 price. Healing The Soul Workshops: Community- Global Grass Roots based workshops facilitated by Local-National and International teachers, leaders, healers (such as, Dr. Charles and Mama Sandra Simmons, past presenters and participants include: Mama Grace Lee Boggs, Cindy Sheehan, Lama Lhanang Rinpoche; Danny Glover, San Francisco 8-Black Panthers, Yusef Shakur, Dr. Gloria House).
As many communities in our country, and globally, our neighborhood is undergoing massive gentrification a transition that we have had the opportunity to share through ethnography, in writing and in documentaries. We are open to share this history of challenge and change through ongoing opportunities for urban planners and activist of many fields from the US and abroad to consider, discuss and share their thoughts and practices that will help working class and hardly working class to survive such massive disruptions to community life.
We also know how to have fun! *Yoga, Poetry, Music and Dancing are all important features of living healthy and supports the practices of living a life of Compassion and Joy! Residents are also welcome to work and feast from our gardens, in season; we love to cook outside! We are always working on public art displays of inspiration and welcome you to join with us, but there is never any pressure to do anything, but rather to enjoy the peaceful vibes of the space and enjoy the D!
*arranged in advance of arrival, for a fee.
Registered guests are offered free breakfast at the B &B. They also get a 10% discount for any of calendar activities. For more information please contact us via our web site at the (URL HIDDEN) or email (EMAIL HIDDEN)
No smoking inside any building; smoking in designated areas only; No unattended children, except for children's group activities. No pets, except registered service animals. Non registered guests Cannot stay overnight or unattended in any building. No cooking in rooms, no candles, incense or any flammable or combustible material may be lite in any facility; Open yourself to a wonderful relaxing and fun experience!
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