An Inspiring Natural

Gesundheit! consists of a 300-acre pristine tract of farm and mountain land in rural West Virginia, with gardens, a multi-story workshop, mountain hiking trails, creeks, a lake, and clean air and water. The dacha, with its onion domes and Russian architecture, serves as a residence and meeting place, and has won awards for its unique design.



Sleeping Arrangements

You will be living with other people in dormitory-style group settings.

  • There are laundry machines at Gesundheit that you can use.
  • We offer slow WIFI.
  • Clean sheets and towels are provided.

Meeting Spaces

Gesundheit Institute offers many unique meeting spaces and classrooms. There are quiet spaces for meditation or study and large rooms to house workshops and classes.

Volunteer On the Land! simple-R-arrow

getInvolvedRJoin us in the work/play of health-enhancing community-centered joyful service in Gesundheit’s Rural Volunteer Program!

An ongoing experiment in the therapeutic role of caring community, the Gesundheit! Institute brings students, volunteers, educators, cooks, gardeners, builders, and program attendees together from around the world.

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