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 ahve 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
I stayed at Heartland for the Month of July in 2021, and I can say with confidence that this experience has changed my life for the better. Anders and Shama are spectacular people who provided me with the opportunity to reconnect with nature and learn more about myself. I learned life skills every day during my stay. Anders will teach you how to do construction and garden, while Shama will teach you how to navigate your way through all the nonsense life throws your way. I cannot recommend this experience enough.
about 2 months ago
As this was my first experience with Worldpackers, Shama and Anders provided an excellent experience for me to find myself in the remote 26 acres of peaceful bliss. The food is for the most part whole and healthy, and the people amazing. There is a strong sense of family and people are very supportive and friendly. The location boasts some spectacular amenities such as the two kayaks that sit near the lake. Anders is a fun and open minded guy who will listen and support people with respect and dignity. I love this place, and can easily see myself returning.
2 months ago
The weeks I spent in Heartland were great and with great learning, when I arrived I spoke almost nothing in English and with everyone's help I managed to communicate and improve, the work was more therapy than work, very organized place and with lots of integration with everyone who was there!
A great experience and I hope to return one day!
Thank you Anders!
3 months ago
Anders, thank you so much for this experience! Our time in Heartland was amazing. The work was very good, everything super organized, always a new learning experience. The food was delicious. We formed a really cool group, where we were able to share Yoga classes, art classes, movie sessions, community dinners and etc ... lots of conversations and connections that we will bring to our life. The energy in Heartland is amazing. We learned a lot about work and life. Fully recommended.
3 months ago