The business of inner renewal is our core business. The business of saying goodbye to the old and welcoming the present.
But come March, the work of Jan XVII will be also be dedicated to the business of some structural renewal of the premises. Therefore, from February 29 thru March 31, 2022, ZeeVELD will be closed for business.
Saying goodbye to the old, welcoming the new
So first, let us give thanks to services rendered. And then let us say goodbye to two doors in the hallway now leading to a bathroom and shower, about to be transformed into three doors for three bathrooms. It will be a major step forward for those with business in the chapel.
In the refectory, a wall that up until now has made it its business to obstruct the view, is about to welcome a window. It will bring extra light and life into this room.
The door that in the annex used to lead to what, in former times, was our office, will make room for a wall. Because of this, groups sleeping in the annex, will not have to deal with the impression of ‘others’ being present in the house as well.
The space behind the door will be converted into an in-house ‘tiny house’, with it own private entrance from the west garden. So the door no longer has any business in this wall. Moreover, the inside space is much needed, as a new kitchenette, bathroom and shower with above it a sleeping loft, will be constructed here. Goodbye door!
Outside, work is already under way on the fountain that was getting too old to conduct its business properly. In it two small ‘waterfalls’ will be realised – think ‘eternity fountain’ – by adding a second water level.
And finally: The inner garden. The full southern exposure makes having lunch here in the summer sometimes too hot a business. Therefore, two opposing rows of sycamore trees will be planted here that will grow to offer more and more shade.
Being in the business of inner renewal
ZeeVELD’s raison d’être, our core business: the business of inner renewal. To facilitate our guests in saying goodbye to the old and welcoming the new. To help them become present to the invitation of the moment.
This coming month, the building itself will show the way.
So see you in April! To once again help you say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.