Property Partner: Standard 806 Ltd.
Venue: 90 Manners Street.
Dates: From 6 October 2014. 10am - midnight, seven days.
Homies is a project cafe, designed to bring the Wellington cafe culture into a new era. With a principle of financial equality, the cafe is run by young volunteers and nothing on the menu has a set price. The cafe is a place for people to take time out in the city, with lots of space, a library, film screenings and performances.
Following a growth internationally of the Gift Economy, Homies is “putting Wellington customers to the test and asking the tough questions: are we ready to take responsibility for our share in the market? What is preventing young people from taking action for the future we want? Is 'caring' a commodity?”
Following five years in the hospitality experience, organiser Naomi Smith is looking to connect quality service and community growth. Operating as a Social Enterprise, all proceeds earned at the cafe go back into stimulating projects and commissioning artists. Volunteers are being given the chance to create their own role in the project, whose experience crosses hospitality, journalism, film and music management. “Growing a community takes more than the people,” says Naomi, “it takes active nourishment. Within the umbrella of Homies Cosy Teahouse, everything is catered for.”
For more information visit the Homies Facebook page here.