Help Build the Dream

5.0
27 reviews27

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Permaculture project

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

17 Get in touch with nature

16 Learning about sustainability

13 Developing environmental awareness

13 Meeting international travelers

11 Developing social awareness

11 Practicing English


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!

17 days 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!

17 days 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 :).

18 days 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.

about 1 month 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.

about 2 months ago

Ireland

5

Absolutely amazing experience. Anders and Shama made it feel like home within minutes of arriving. I learned so much and met amazing people the whole team there worked so well together. Being part of a community for the first time was really great. I love the lake ❤️

about 2 months ago

Colombia

5

My experience at Heartland Collective was amazing. The place is such a beautiful spot. I loved how peaceful was my stay there.
Anders is a great person, and I’d definitely recommend to be a volunteer there.
I applied for the social media role, but I learnt new stuff that at home I never did before.
I hope I can come back in the near future :)

3 months ago

India

5

Anders & Shama are great human beings and they accept you with an open heart. The entire heartland will give you an experience, you could never forget in life. If you love nature, this is the place, like walking up to the lake, finding different sunset spots everyday, taking the kayak for your day out, you never run out of doing things and living your life. You and your work, both are celebrated at Heartland. Volunteering in Heartland has definitely raised my expectations from the Volunteer Program. Everything is well managed, balanced and very fair. Highly Recommended! ❤️

5 months ago

Italy

5

The experience in Heartland collective was superlative! Só much different good things to choice this experience. Shama and Anders, and some people that live and help with them are really good people. I learned to live in community and enjoy, I learned to building, to work with wood, I improve my cucine, my english, I feel so calm and relaxed after this experience. You are in full of the nature close to a lake, far away to every city and caos. it's fantastic

9 months ago

Colombia

5

Heartland collective was my first experience like a volunteer and I absolutely recommend it, the place is far but is really nice to be in touch with the nature, you can meet wonderful and friendly people and learn about a lot of things like nature, food, construction, art, and living in communal.
Anders is a great guy, always available to help you, the week is full of activities and the staff make you feel like part the family.

9 months ago

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