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A 42 Acres signature weekend retreat: Dive deep into our vision with immersive experiences held by our experienced team. Break away from the everyday, to reconnect with yourself, nature and others.
Welcome to our 42 Acres signature weekend retreat! A fun, restorative and transformational experience sharing our founding vision of connecting with nature, self and others.
42 Acres is a wellbeing retreat and regenerative estate in Somerset. Our vision is to live in harmony with self, nature and others. We use our deepest intuition, ancient tools and shared knowledge to establish regenerative spaces, curate transformational experiences, and foster opportunities to learn, heal and grow.
Whether you are a naturalist toe-dipper or seasoned tree hugger, we’ve got you covered. There will be immersive experiences and nature connection workshops with our knowledgeable 42 Acres team, with live music, guided walks through beaver territory and wholesome food from the land you’re walking. Our co-founder Seth Tabatznik is joining us and will be sharing our principles of co-creation through living in harmony with self, nature and others.
We’ll begin each day with morning yoga or wild swimming and a woodland sauna, rising as gently as the morning sun. Meals are served at long tables to inspire thoughtful conversations and deepen relationships. With tasty organic and locally sources dishes, wild teas and snacks from our ‘Soil-to-Gut’ menu. Our regenerative, hyper-local and simple food demonstrates a way of eating that continues the traditions of the past and supports our shared future. As we cultivate and restore the wellbeing of our planet Earth, we cultivate and restore the wellbeing within ourselves.
Throughout the weekend we’ll share memorable experiences to bring people together; deepen relationships; support well-being and inspire connection and creativity. As the sun goes down, the forest lights up and we gather round the fire for stories, music, meditation and peace.
This Experience Weekend is a reminder that we ourselves ARE nature and live in a beautiful, supportive ecosystem. As Joanna Macy says, “There’s a song that wants to sing itself through us. We’ve just got to be available.”
Families, friends, singles and couples of all ages, genders and walks of life are encouraged.
We have a range of comfortable accommodation to suit a variety of budgets.
Our rooms have beautiful views over the surrounding countryside with snug beds for peaceful sleeping. There are reading lights, woollen blankets and space to store your belongings. Bathrooms are modern with responsibly sourced toiletries and soft towels. Plus all our buildings are eco-powered and we have boot rooms for your wellies and coats.
The campsite has spacious bell tents with a queen futon and shared shower/toilet block. You'll have your own wood burning stove for morning tea and access to a community kitchen. We provide essentials such as towels, torches, usb charging points, a cool box and comfortable bedding.
Our Tiny Boat has serene views of the lake, beautiful deck, woodland shower and a queen bed. This is a short walk from the campsite and retreat buildings so is a wild haven for those looking a more private experience. (The Tiny Boat now has curtains).
Please note that your room may be different to the accommodation images below.
To be shared on arrival.
Whats not included: transport, additional treatments, produce from our Wild Larder.
For this experience we're offering local non-residential tickets! These tickets include all meals, snacks, workshops and evening actives. Excluding accommodation.
If you have mobility issues please email email@example.com so we can discuss how best to support you during this weekend.
Seth is an avid proponent of regenerative, diversified, and decentralized systems. As co-founder of 42 Acres, he is devoted to developing living examples of the much-needed transformations of our times, through our connection with nature, self, and others. In 2019, he established Be the Earth Foundation to merge impact investing and philanthropy through programs and partnerships that focus mainly on regenerative food systems. In addition, Seth serves on the boards as an adviser of alternative education organisations such as Advaya and The DO Group, as well as international leaders in regenerative agriculture, including Belltown Farms in the US and Boschendal Estate in South Africa.WebsiteInstagramFacebook
Molly is a gardener and grower at 42 Acres. She has experienced a vast abundance of wild and forage-able foods, and practises progressive and ancient methods of growing and wild-tending. Molly loves taking our guests out on our land and sharing how to safely and sustainably forage. And, she's in charge of decorating the house for Christmas!WebsiteInstagramFacebook
David is the Head Grower at 42 Acres produce garden, having worked in fruit and veg production for many years. He studied ecology at Uni and is passionate about soil health. He ultimately moved into farming where he felt he could make the most difference. Dave loves sharing his knowledge and experience so come find him in the produce garden.WebsiteInstagramFacebook
Jed has been working as a food grower for three years but has always had an interest in the environment and local food systems. He is also a licensed architect, photographer, and home cook. In 42 Acres, he has found a place where he can combine these pursuits. Jed is passionate about seasonal food and the delicious, beautiful possibilities that come from growing a diversity of crops and varieties. He is looking forward to strengthening the connections between the 42 Acres market garden, kitchen, and wider community.WebsiteInstagramFacebook
As Head Ornamental Gardener at 42 Acres, Russell sees his role as creating and maintaining beautiful spaces where people can focus on self-reflection, diversify their diet, engage with nature and connect with others in a meaningful way. He loves conveying a feeling with plants, whilst creating a haven for wildlife and opening eyes to what is edible in the garden.WebsiteInstagramFacebook
A member of the maintenance team, Raf also helps to look after our bees and works on the land. As a Slavic Pagan, he enjoys observing and being part of nature as well as being part of the fire-cooking team which gives him the opportunity to connect with his hobby - bushcraft. He says, "Most of us at 42 Acres have found our own space here - what we are doing is growing food and connecting to nature, building community and making our own big family."WebsiteInstagramFacebook
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