You are welcome to visit our community as a Retreat guest, so you get the experience of living in the community and time on your own, You will be part of our circle for the week, joining us for meditations, sharings, including our morning meeting, meals and other activities that the whole community takes part in. However, instead of helping with the activities of our working life, which we call Love in Action, you will have time to choose how to spend your time. You will share a house with one of the members of our community but we will not ask you to share a bedroom; although do be aware that our guest bedrooms link together so you may not have the privacy you might wish for.
You will have plenty of time to explore, take a dip in the sea, meditate & read in your house in front of a cosy fire and to reflect and take space for yourself. And you’ll have the option of joining in our community Love in Action activities, when you wish.
Wednesdays are a rest day in the community. We can sometimes take you to Fionnphort, (depending upon available drivers and/or vehicles) where you can catch the ferry across to the Isle of Iona to explore its mystical beaches and the ancient abbey.
Cleaning your cottage
At the end of your stay, on Friday morning, we ask you to put Love back in your cottage to leave it ready for our new guests.
Saturday morning, for all in the community, is Community Clean, when Everyone takes part in cleaning the communal areas ready for the new guests and the week ahead. If you are staying for longer than one week, this is also a responsability for Retreat guests.
Maximum stay on Retreat is two weeks.
We are a fully functioning, intentional community and need our guests to take part in the day to day necessities of community life be able to flourish and function. If you want to stay longer than two weeks on Erraid, then you can transfer to becoming a Love in action guest and also benefit from a lower price. (See prices page) .
“These two weeks have been extremely important and meaningful to me. I could say I remembered the rhythm of my own being / soul for the first time in over twenty years.” Guest after two weeks of retreat, November 2020