Little Paradise

Little Paradise is a meditation and retreat center offering 'best' conditions for people on individual retreat. People visiting the house have reported the following learnings from the stay with us: - establishing or intensifying a daily meditation routine, - experiencing (deep) inner peace and stillness, - broad learning about a multitude of questions (concerning inner work and spirituality) that might have arisen during their stay with us, - visions/ideas and motivation to proceed with new projects in their lives. You are welcome as a volunteer if you: - enjoy deep (inner) silence, - like to meditate with us, twice daily, - like to pay attention to detail and precision in your work and most everything you do, - would like to reduce your digital media intake to what is necessary, during your stay with us, - are 'experienced' on the spiritual path: You have your own spiritual practice and MUST have been on a spiritual retreat before, You need to have your own practices and topics that you want to work or focus on as otherwise you will be bored quickly. Beginners on the spiritual path were oftentimes not happy here, as we just "live" a deep spiritual focus that has some elements of monastic life. We do not offer specific schooling or teaching, but the house provides support for your own efforts in a multitude of ways. For some volunteers, the stay with us has been truly transformational. Of course, this is very much dependent upon the individual person coming.

In the house, we aim to combine a detached clarity (and a certain strictness that is necessary for this clarity) with a more female warmth and caring when hosting our guests. We are two permanent residents and offer three private guestrooms (and one for the volunteers). Volunteers oftentimes become half family, half guest, half employee, half meditation companion. They become part of the ever-changing small community that resides in our place. It is mostly up to the individual volunteer in how far they prefer to socialize, lose themselves in nature or meditation or just enjoy a mix of all of this. We are intense meditators and like to meditate for 3-4 hours, daily (morning and evening group meditations). Volunteers are expected to have an interest in meditation and going inwards. On the date of your arrival please arrive no later than 6.30 pm. Later check-in is not possible.

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I had a really nice experience here. I learned a lot about myself with all the free time I had and enjoyed the peace and quiet. It’s very slow paced and there’s not much going on but it’s great if that’s what you’re looking for. The hours were respected and the hosts are kind and welcoming.

about 1 month ago



Little Paradise is an amazing place. The people and nature are so close. You able to experience the really silent, calm and warm atmospehere if You opened this life. Maria and Antje are helpful and kind. I could turn to them with confidence. I was given a wonderful opportunity to look at the world differently. I'm very grateful to Antje, Maria other volunteers and the guests also.

2 months ago



My experience in little paradise was a completely different from every others... To go there you have to be willing to live the retreat and stay there all the time to have the complete experience that Maria and antiej offer... I have to say that they help me a lot to comeback to myself and I will be thankful forever... Thank you so much for let me live part of this retreat and for live with you!!!

3 months ago

Maria replied

Dear Gina,

Thank you for your kind review (and, of course, your stay with us) :-).

Just to make sure other volunteers understand it right: We recommend guests and volunteers to not have your retreat interrupted so much by other activities -- be it sightseeing, touristic activities, social media, movies, or even certain types of reading.
But we do not demand to not leave the center and stay with us all the time :-)

Warm wishes and all the best to you!



Staying at Little Paradise was a wonderful experience. Not only because of all the kind people that you meet while being there but also because of its wonderful hosts. Maria is a very nice but serious woman that is always working, but will have the chance to talk to you if you ever need it and Antje; she is a very kind woman with a beautiful soul and that says a lot already. While being in Little Paradise I got the chance to learn how to enter a good state of meditation and I look forward to keep doing it for now on. I am very thankful that I found this place overall.

3 months ago



Maria is one of the wisest and nicest people that I’ve ever met and with Antje they make you feel welcomed like in a family.
I loved the place! The accommodation was amazing and the tasks are requested in a very didactic, gentle, and fair way.
The community feeling, the food, the cats, and the energy of the place per se turn the volunteering experience into “ going home”. I am super happy that I had such enjoyable and meaningful days.
I’ll carry this experience and people in my heart for life. ❤️

4 months ago

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