About

Our Story

Heartland is a 25-acre, off-grid, lakeside retreat and educational center, event venue, and regenerative micro-village featuring rustic-luxury facilities with a unique blend of ancient traditions rooted in permaculture, artistry, and a collaborative ethos. Located off the beaten path about 1.25 hours NE of Sacramento, California, hundreds of dedicated hands and hearts have built this destination, shaping its unique essence and character, since 2013.

Heart Realm

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Our Team

Meet Our Leaders

Inspired to cultivate positive change in this world, this mother and son duo are the driving force behind Heartland where they are building a community of like-minded, freedom-loving people that are interested in growing their own food, raising animals, making art, and working with natural ecosystems to improve the earth and our world.

Heartland Retreat - Team photo - Anders Gustavsson

Anders Gustavsson

Co-Founder and Visionary

Heartland Retreat - Team photo - Anna- Lena - Shama - Gustavsson

Anna-Lena "Shama" Gustavsson

Co-Founder and Visionary

Heartland Retreat - Team photo - - Natalie Houston

Natalie Houston

Retreat Sales, Marketing & Operations

Heartland Retreat - Team photo - Anders Gustavsson

Jessica Layne

Farm Lead

Dancing Deck on Limo at Heartland Retreat

Open Position

Build Lead

Our Team

Internship Program

Inspired to cultivate positive change in this world, this mother and son duo are the driving force behind Heartland where they are building a community of like-minded, freedom-loving people that are interested in growing their own food, raising animals, making art, and working with natural ecosystems to improve the earth and our world.

Kiva Fire at Heartland Retreat

Open Position

Project Manager

Lodging (2)

Open Position

Hospitality

Press Kit

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