Help us in the garden projects and repairs

The Exchange

Our place is an artist-owned retreat center for individuals and small groups that want to gather and connect in a private, natural setting. It is a space for people to unplug, think, create, do the inner healing work, connect with nature and each other. We're a close, comfortable and local escape from hectic, modern living. A chosen place to enjoy in peace, gain inspiration and develop new ideas. Help us in the garden projects and repairs.


25 hours of help per week

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Yoga classes: Take free yoga classes at our place.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Holistic Therapies: You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.

Permaculture Course: Take part in our Permaculture course for free.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Beginner English or Beginner French

Between 18 and 80 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Villa Hellebosch Work Exchange Program

For guests who want to get their hands dirty and work with us to support Villa hellebosch in need of constant daily manual labor, we offer a Work Exchange Program.

The Work Exchange is an Agreement for each individual to perform around five (6) hours of labor in trade for one overnight stay and meals.

Our mission is to encourage people to unplug from technology and reconnect with Nature and each other. We hope this helps make the world a better place, one day at a time.

When guests come to Villa Hellebosch, we invite them to join our family meals. We eat mostly vegan/vegetarian food and provide light fare for breakfast, lunch and snacks, if desired. Any help is received in gratitude. Thank you.

Activities & Shift

What kind of Work will you do?

List of work examples you may choose from include:
• Landscaping assistance
• Hauling brush, clearing land
• Digging and planting
• Painting and staining (bring paint clothes)
• Housekeeping assistant (beds, laundry, cleaning, etc.)
• Kitchen assistance (prep & cleaning)
• Greenhouse development & assistance
• Anything Jacob & Laura need help with


Sorry, no children or pets allowed. We also have a no drugs or alcohol policy.