Homh: Helping you smile everyday

The first retail store that helps you slow down and clear your head so you forget your problems.
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Evan Freed
Small Business
New York, New York
United States
12 Team Members

You can also support us by clicking directly on any of the awesome rewards (like “Meditate with a Monk”).

 

Here's our story:

Hey!  We are Evan and Ryan Freed, brothers and co-founders of Homh.

We have had 8 years of ups and downs watching our mother beat Ovarian Cancer until her recent passing. She was only supposed to live 3-4 years after her diagnosis, but learned a new way of life that doubled her time with us. Homh is a combination of the lessons we learned over those years through our happiness and pain.

Homh is the first retail store to help you slow down and clear your head so you can forget your problems and continue your day in a positive way.  We do this fours ways:

  • Designed to feel like you just left the city behind and entered a sanctuary made just for you.
  • Offer a handcrafted tea experience; meditate with Pu’erh or create with Matcha teas. 
  • Merchandise such as journals, positive affirmation decals, relaxation mats, and books can be sampled to enhance your in-store experience and may be purchased.
  • Short classes are available for the busy person to learn Meditation, Reiki, Qigong, tea tasting, and much more.

 

We are creating something revolutionary.  Join us!

1. We have designed the most fun and relaxed store environment to help you completely de-stress

2. We are picking the best teas that influence your mood in positive ways such as:

Meditate with Pu-erh

Use it to ground yourself, gain a strong sense of focus, calm, and acceptance of the world around you.  Pu-erh is the relaxation choice used by Monks and Philosophers to meditate and concentrate. 

 Create with Matcha

Alert yourself by gaining energy, awareness, and get your creative juices flowing.  Matcha is the energy choice of Monks to stay awake during 6 hour meditations.  

3.  We have been working with top construction companies in New York who are excited to build an efficient eco-friendly store unlike any you have ever experienced. 

4. We have found the perfect location in Manhattan that we need your help to secure.  

Be rewarded for being part of something amazing

A few of the awesome prizes you get in exchange for supporting us are shown below:

"Meditate with a Monk" for $5

Hajime Issan Koyama has years of experience in learning and teaching meditation. He is also a mentee of the spiritual leader Ram Dass.

"Live in the moment" for $10

4" X 11" vinyl decal on your wall with the saying, "Just Breathe."

FAQ

What is our vision and goal?

To create a sanctuary in every neighborhood in every city around the world where you can just breathe, slow down and appreciate the world around you.

What awesome project is my money going to?

We currently have the location, design, tea, products, and the team. We need the Indiegogo communities support to secure our location.  

Do the tea cards expire?

Never ever ever, it is good forever. The time starts the first day you use it in the store.

Where does the name Homh come from?

It is inspired by our mother, Hope.  We combined her name with the word Om, which we accidentally spelled as omh originally and kept the awesome accident as fate.

What happens if my address changes?

Not a problem at all!  We will confirm your address with you right before we ship out so don't worry if you move over the next few weeks.

I’m a blogger or journalist, and I want to write more about Homh. Who can I speak with?

Send an email to indiegogo@breathehomh.com and we will respond ASAP.

I'm in love! How do I own a piece of Homh?

Email us at indiegogo@breathehomh.com and we will talk about making it happen.

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$3,197USD
raised by 57 people in 26 days
3% funded
No time left
$100,000 USD goal
Fixed Funding This campaign did not meet its $100,000USD funding goal by the deadline.
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This campaign ended on May 11, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $1USD
    Your New Homh

    We’re so happy you want to see Homh come to life. To show our gratitude, we would love to display a collage of, you, our dollar supporters in relaxation mode (meditating, hiking, cooking, etc…) in the first store. We will email you where to send your photo.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $5USD
    Meditate With a Monk

    Share a peaceful moment with people all around the world in this guided meditation led by a Buddhist monk. Date in July and web address will be emailed to you.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $10USD
    Just Breathe

    Hang this 4" X 11" vinyl decal on your wall with the saying, "Just Breathe" that reminds you to stay present.

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $25USD
    Taste Homh's Teas

    You will be a vital part in choosing the teas for Homh's permanent menu. Receive a sample box of 12 teas, taste all of them, and then email your top choices to indiegogo@breathehomh.com.

    12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $50USD
    Be Mindful

    Receive a discounted package of five Homh class sessions. This includes classes on learning to meditate, Reiki, mindfulness, tea tasting and more. If you are not located in New York we will email you a website that you can view the classes online.

    5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $100USD
    Tea Lover

    Receive a card for one medium cup of tea a day for 3 weeks. An added 4th week is on us for showing your support. The month starts the first day you come in and get the card punched.

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $250USD
    Host For a Day

    You are invited to experience the Homh store from a host's (employee) perspective. Receive Homh branded clothes----get unlimited tea for a day----take a class with the team----see the inner workings of the store----get an early access preview of the store under construction.

    3 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $500USD
    Honorary Co-Founder

    Build the Homh brand with the Homh team. Receive Homh branded clothes, 3 oz of tea, and a Homh tea-cup in the mail----participate in a team meeting on skype----have your say in whom Homh hires by skype interviewing the candidates---lastly help us choose our seasonal teas.

    1 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Homh Legends

    As a huge part of making Homh a reality we will engrave your name on a stone for all to see in our first store. We will also place your stone in nine future Homhs around the world.

    0 out of 30 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $2,500USD
    Lifetime Tea Supply

    You lucky dog you. Recieve the platinum tea card---one medium cup of tea a day for the rest of your life. You'll most likely smile a whole lot more.

    0 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $5,000USD
    The Mad Scientist

    Put your personality into one of Homh's teas by creating your own custom blend. We will carry the blend for one season on the official tea menu. You will also receive 6 oz of your tea in the mail as well as a free medium cup of your custom blend every time you walk into the store.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $7,500USD
    Guru

    Impart your wisdom on the world. Choose a positive saying that we will place along with your name in the first Homh store plus three future locations of your choice.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
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