If you’ve ever daydreamed about getting away from it all to work on that Big Idea of yours, this could be your chance to do just that.
Ideas Island in Sweden, an hour’s drive from Stockholm, is offering creatives the opportunity to stay for up to a week for free to work on their project.
Officially known as Vifärnaholme, the private island is owned by author and keynote speaker Fredrik Härén who has called the space “a safe haven for creatives”.
It contains a traditional Swedish summer house with four bedrooms and five beds as well as a small guest cabin, and the island comes with its own beach and dock.
You can bring up to five people with you, where you’ll be the only people on the 7,000 sq. m island during your stay of up to a week, or longer if you can convince Härén that you need more time.
The only way to get there is by rowboat, so even though you’re not too far from the city, you’ll still feel like you’re a million miles from anywhere else.
If this sounds like a dream opportunity, you can apply to stay during the months of May and September by outlining the idea you’d like to work on while you’re here through the Ideas Island website.
All you'll need to pay for is your travel to Sweden and the food for your stay, and all accommodation costs will be covered.
Those lucky enough to be chosen are asked to make a donation of up to $1,000 to charity if they can afford to do so, although anyone is welcome to apply.
The Ideas Island website explains, ‘We want to help create an environment that helps to bring some great ideas to life.
‘And we all know that truly great ideas come when we are in solitude, when we are relaxed, when we are close to nature and when we feel in tune with the universe.’
Applications for this summer are now closed, but you can send in your entry for next summer here.