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Bringing together a community of changemakers to live, work and play, building more potential changemakers from birth.

A changemakers residence, a vibrant space for events and exhibitions, workshops and dialogues, farming and meditation, and for connecting with one another — to live.

The Troyeville House was built in 1902 on a ridge overlooking the Johannesburg inner city. It is now a heritage site, immersed in the eclectic inner-city neighbourhood of ‘Makers Valley’, a microcosm of South Africa and the world.

During our first year, we’re embarking on an organic process, experimenting with the property’s four main spaces — the main house, large community hall, small prayer building, and an open garden — with different activities. While the activities are born from our passions around areas such as early childhood development, community, collaboration, regeneration, education and progress, we realise the ideal use of the house must be explored rather than planned.

Accommodation // Changemakers’ Residence with people working towards the common good in the neighborhood and beyond, short-term stays, and a safe house for women and children. 

Hospitality // Immersive culture and heritage tours.

Education // Changemakers’ Preschool & Early Childhood Development, workshops, lectures, dialogues.

Art // Events, exhibitions, residency programs, theater, studios, cultural exchange programs.

Well-being // Urban permaculture farm, meditation, capoeira, yoga, etc.

Sustainability // Showcase of innovations within the green and circular economy, co-working for social entrepreneurs.

Co-create the space with us. Watch this walk-through and perhaps it will spark something. Whether it’s a dialogue circle, business event, creative workshop, musical performance, or anything else.

Managed by and part of the Akoma Collective.