Heartland Collective

We are building a dream here. Every year it gets better and better. We are co-creating a new lifestyle rich life experience. We are slowly becoming an amazing Retreat destination. Depending on the role you choose we will teach you various things, but everyone will learn the basics of how to grow food, and we will all enjoy it together. What's happening in 2021? The concept of Heartland is to explore living life 2.0 to creating true sustainability. We are running a "Glamping Retreat" while we are also in the build phase of our bigger vision. We are about to begin a big new project that will take 3-6 months to complete depending on how many people we can find to help. We want your help! The more people we have the more focused various roles can be. There are many roles to fill. We need to do the work and we want to capture the story and share it with the world... Hospitality work to support the Glamping Retreat, moving and rebuilding a big shop, and preparing a healing center. While all this is happening we were hit with COVID, so plans have changed a bit, but we are still moving forward. Please only come IF you are either vaccinated OR if you feel 100% healthy. If during your time at Heartland you get any cold/flu symptoms we request that you wear a mask indoor until the symptoms have cleared to protect the community from any type of cold or virus. In addition to the required work hours we have short daily "check-in" meetings and one longer weekly "Fika" meeting (people's favorite) to go over all the happenings at Heartland and to connect with eachother. We also have one weekly group cleaning task called "Zim-Zam" where we make sure our shared kitchen, and shared community areas are clean and tidy for us to enjoy. Please review the arrival document and all our other agreements linked here. If you need us to pick you up from public transport, we request you arrive on Monday or Tuesday. If you have your own vehicle or if you want to pay for a ride from the airport you can arrive Wednesday or Thursday. We DO NOT accept volunteer arrivals Fri-Sunday. REVIEW OUR HEALTH PROGRAM (COVID-19) - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DClI543rNEA7nn0POqet8UcyzmDmzbRLzwY7ROu5ZTk/edit?usp=sharing

We are very positive and supportive to help everyone that comes here to grow as a person. The people who are attracted here are VERY amazing people. We truly love life. You will be treated with respect, love, and kindness. You will also be encouraged to grow into the person you were born to be. REVIEW OUR HEALTH PROGRAM (COVID-19) - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DClI543rNEA7nn0POqet8UcyzmDmzbRLzwY7ROu5ZTk/edit?usp=sharing

Top Host
This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.

Reviews

5.0
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Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

United States

5

Anders and Shama have created a magical space for all to share their gifts and learn from each other. The emphasis on building a strong, cohesive community made Heartland feel like a home from the start! I learned about sustainable, communal living and was able to nature and myself on a deeper level. Heartland is a truly special place for all to achieve personal growth and work towards a greater vision!

about 2 months ago

United States

5

Heartland is incredibly inspiring. This could very well be the framework for a self sustainable community, one that respects work/life balance and values individual contributions. I would love to visit again!

about 2 months ago

United States

5

I absolutely loved my experience in Heartland, traveling through the land of my heart :). Its an experience I'll always remember as a place full of so much love that it just sprung me into doing more of what I love, and fulfilling my purpose as a creator on this beautiful earth. I feel the whole experience helped me connect to the part of myself that is mother earth and I am so grateful towards Shama and Anders, Carly, and just everyone I met there that taught me new things and helped me feel at home. I feel I have made a new family in heartland that I plan on visiting every summer :).

about 2 months ago

United States

5

I couldn't recommend Heartland collective more! This is a wonderful place to come and connect with a supportive and inclusive community of residents and travelers from around the world, build things, learn and help in the permaculture garden, help with events and hospitality, and have so much more free time than work time. The host and other volunteers are amazing communicators and you always know what kind of day you have ahead. The area is beautiful and there are lots of excursions to go out on as well. What they're building is truly amazing and it was amazing to be a part of it.

3 months ago

Venezuela

5

Our time in Heartland is something I’ll never forget. From the beginning everybody was so welcoming and open. Anders creates a fun work atmosphere where everyday is something different, improving your skills and learning something new as well. You are valued and respected and in a couple days you become more than a volunteer. You are part of the community in day one. I am more than grateful for Shama and all that she taught me about myself and the study sessions at her cabin. At the end, it was the best decision we made as our first Worldpackers experience.

3 months ago


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