Heartland is “Our shot at Ecotopia” and it is a community of passionate people co-creating an experience unlike anywhere else. We are an off-grid, solar-powered, 25 acre lakeside haven, community, event space, and a business incubator.

Our core pillars are Empowerment, Inspiration, Collaboration, and Gifting. 

Permaculture, workshops, retreats, and various other events are offered to our members and to the guests they bring.

We are currently in the village building phase. We expect to open our doors for retreats and events in April of 2017.

Heartland Collective is a growing community manifesting amazing lifestyles as we collaborate and launch brands and businesses that make our world a better place. We curate our collaborations carefully so that the end result serve our visions.

Some events and ideas become projects of the collective, and a few of those develop into community grown symbiotic employee-owned economic enterprises.

Enjoy star-lit skies, sun-filled days, big oak trees, heart-centered conversations, playing in the lake, community dinners, the peacefulness of nature, and the opportunity to be on the frontier for everything we’re co-creating.


Free / Work-Trade


Mar 01 - Jul 24, 2018Minimum stay: 2 nightsMaximum capacity: 10 people
Food Not Included
We are building so much right now! We'd love some extra hands. New Belltent's coming in require decks, furniture, and decor.

New community garden is going in, and that's a big one :)

With spring/summer here, the grass is growing fast, and various site maintenance things need to happen.

WorkTrade Agreement Options:

3 hr’s per day for car or your own tent camping;

4 hr’s per day for stay in our Shift Pod, Bell Tents, Rooms, RV, or other covered accommodation

6 hours for accommodations plus 2 meals (Not always available)

We have a 10am daily meeting, and projects are underway until 2pm.

We request 5 days on before any time off is supported.

The general ask is 5 days on per week and 2 days off.

Some project leaders keep moving forward after the communal WorkTrade hours if you are desiring to keep going.

We have a Sunday Flow State day dedicated to assisting us all to find our own Flow State.

On your off time you can go hiking, enjoy the lake, meditate, write, do yoga, commune w others, and/or explore being in your own Flow State.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

25 hectares

Dry season

February to July

Languages spoken

  • english
  • spanish
  • swedish

People on site

3 - 15

Wet season

November to January

Living Conditions.


  • shared rooms
  • tent camping
  • private room
  • hammocks

Vegetarian Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals


  • medium: voice calls (no video)


Heartland is currently offering the following opportunities:

  • Builders
  • Growers
  • Recycling Professional
  • RenewaBle energy
  • admin support
  • video
  • video internship
  • tour leaders
  • workshop leaders

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