De Maanhoeve - Moon Farm
Choose for our place when you are looking for nature, silence and time to reflect on life, if you are aware of non-dualty and at the same time, the duality of life, heart and mind, inside world and outside world. At our place 'The Moon Farm' - De Maanhoeve (in Dutch), you can share your talent and positive energy to contribute in further development of The Moon Farm.
During the day you contribute (approximately 6 houres a day, 5 days a week in a flexible way) to our place by helping with:
- maintanence in the garden, picking weeds, cutting bushes, replanting, sowing, taking care of the vegeteable garden, etc
- around retreats: preparing rooms, cleaning, helping our chef in the kitchen preparing meals
- besides that we will ask you to do the dishes after meals and participate in cooking turns.
There are 1-4 volunteers at the same time.
Your stay at the Maanhoeve:
You have your private caravan in the garden, surrounded by nature. It is a bit like camping: there is electricity, a compost toilet, but no running water. You can use the toilets and showers in the buildings (100 meter from your caravan). Besides your own caravan there is a group-caravan to socialise with other volunteers in the evening, or during the day. During the day you can also use our living room, library, kitchen as a shared space. After dinner the farmhouse is the private space for the owners.
Your free time:
Volunteers like to go for a bike ride. There are some small villages nearby. Other volunteers like to read a book at a beautiful spot in the garden. Sometimes people take a bus to Groningen, a nice city nearby.
You are part of our household during the days. We eat together and cook in turns for eachother, you will work on tasks indepently during the day. By doing this you help us to have our hands free for all kind of other stuff that comes with running a retreat centre, like contact with teachers, work on the website, maintenance of the buildings and preparing our own retreats. Usually we do not plan very much ahead, we discuss what can be done in the morning, or work on a project for a few days in a row and you decide yourself about the time, pauses etc. It is al about balance what you can give and what you receive.
We like to have conversations about life, consiousness and how we perceive life, but also love to connect without always the need to talk. We are used to a quiet life, practice to be present, not so much "in our head". We like to be open to share if any tension arrises, since that is where we can grow and learn from eachother. Feel invited to ask us for a personal talk if you like to discuss something you encounter in your own life, you would like to reflect on.
We want to live together in balanced harmony, including flora and fauna, the environment, the world around us. Consciousness ensures that we experience our daily life in a meaningfull way and it ensures that we can grow by understanding. Our true identity is love and light. Our selve is part of the same source as we are all part of the same soure (non-duality) We are aware of the role of our Ego, our Mind and our Selves and support eachother to find/become/realise more and more ourselves. If these things attract you, then you will surely be able to have an unforgettable warm and rich experience at The Moon Farm and share that experience with others on your path.
Please check our (multilangual) website https://maanhoeve.nl/ to get an idea what our centre is about. If you stay with us as a volunteer we provide a pick-up /drop of at the nearest train or bus station (Emmen, ter Apel, Borger). We can pick you up when you arrive before 20:00.