Discover yourself and shine brilliantly into the world while using your creativity to make a difference in Chicago, USA


United States

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  • Description


    Hello world, we are a small knit team of very passionate people from different walks of life, working together full time for a good cause. And currently we are saving and restoring an 1800s vintage home that was passed down through generations, as it was going to be demolished. The house was neglected for many years, though it is very beautiful ,has an amazingly unique character and it is peacefully located in the heart of Wicker Park area, one of Chicago's trendiest neighborhoods. Just steps away from everything: art galleries, outdoor cafes, music venues, parks and community gardens.

    Our mission is to turn this property into some sort of urban spiritual sanctuary/retreat. A place of quiet and peaceful serenity located right in the heart of the city. A space of love, growth and freedom of expression and creativity of the work that resinates with your heart, while enjoying the energy of the big city.

    We are travellers ourselves, so you are in love with cities you've never been to and people you've never met, occasionally, you must be willing to tag along on our travels which all are based around our project needs both locally and nation-wide, we enjoy attending a lot of design, home, food and health oriented exhibition shows /events. We learn a lot from them all, and get to exchange great ideas while finding new products that are useful for our project. Exploring new cities and meeting people from all over the world is also a great advantage! While of course offering you a more meaningful and fruitful experience as we make this building as sustainably as possible (combined with following a healthy lifestyle) which is our driving force.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    During your stay with us. You will learn a variety of new things we offer our volunteers a soul fulfilling experience. Knowledge about many different subjects including health, sustainability, food-waste, renew and reuse ideas. As we sit around the fire on our cozy deck, discussing various topics about everything from ancient wisdom, the cosmos to UFO's LOL we love to laugh, share stories late to the night. Not to mention the professional seminars, concerts, cultural festivals we attend. Pretty much there’s always something new to experience and learn.

  • Help


    Our goal is to make each of the floors of this beautiful property functional, self sufficient/ sustainable with its own solar energy system, urban culinary garden, green house, sun deck, gym area, sauna, yoga and meditation space, healthy kitchen and decorated with attractive decor created from up-cycled materials, restored and salvaged furnishings.

    We mostly need help in the following areas: organizing, decor, painting , gardening, researching, making things more sustainable, refinish furnishings, cooking moving furnishings around, making videos and content, documenting, paperwork, computer tasks, cooking, food management, recycling ideas.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, spanish,polish,arabic,french

  • Accommodation


    The building is filled with everything you could imagine from beds, mattresses, pillows, covers, art pieces, antiques etc..and there's a plenty of space pick your favorite-corner (room), organize it and make it your own. At the moment we have a kitchen packed with healthy foods, stove and toasters that you may use responsibly.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ideally, based on our values and who we are, we are seeking a beautiful soul. Someone more humane, creative, realistic, simple in nature and their appearance, who has simple dreams to fulfil. We would love someone who lives openly, responsibly, and who is composed of beautiful energy wrapped up in human form. A soul that makes choices, grows through their experiences, and is a wave that forms part of the ocean.

    So If you are serious about making a difference in your life and the life of others please apply.

    We encourage those who are taking a gap-year after high school prior to college to apply.

    This is a place for you to step out of you comfort zone and challenge your limitations, connect with yourself (the universe) and other great volunteers where all of us working unconditionally on one mission.
    As it is a priority that each one of our dedicated volunteers is on a personal journey of self discovery. We ask that you are genuinely interested in and respectful of the vibration we are creating here. That you are courteous and respectful to everyone including nature

    Love and peace ✌️

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day five days a week

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