Last updated: January 1, 2014 (2 years ago)

Listing created on: January 1, 2012


(barucito, perez zeledon, Costa Rica)

Mission Statement:

conscious creative love tribe

Community Description:

Aguas Segrada ( sacred waters) is a permaculture oasis and reforming ecovillage nestled in the southern pacific mountains of Costa Rica. On this magnificent 88 acre farm we grow sacred Art, Food and People. The land is abundant with with pure springs, waterfalls and organic gardens…

Our purpose includes being a model of sustainable thriving~ eventually becoming a peace education and retreat center,using natural / regenerative building and design, growing our own food, happiness and Life-honouring culture.

Aguas Segrada provides a community living/ retreat space devoted to conscious creation & loving relations with Nature and each other. Volunteer and guesting possibilities are available, along with private homestead/ cottage industry opportunities for like minded individuals and families. Some current projects are: organic cacao and cocoa production, a medicinal plants nursery and garden, an art farm explorium, and aguaponics( a highly productive energy efficient symbiotic system producing organic veggies, fish, shrimp, lobster and worm castings.

there is much love here for the joyful practices of swims, siestas, ecstatic dance, art and music making. work parties, and yoga… W e embrace many ways and tools of social artistry… ceremony, conscious community building, circle work, rites of passage, zegg forum and compassionate communication
( NVC) .etc..

Aguas Segrada is a paradise place and process. We are ready and calling to our new members..( to learn more visit ( the site will be up by mid january 2012)

Blessings to all!!


  • Type(s): Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization


  • Area: 88 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 4
  • Land owned by: The Community
  • Additional Comments: we have aprox 22 building sites


  • Adult Members: 9
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process: visitors pls visit the website first .. all the guidelines for visitors are there. next, contact us by email or phone to make arrangements.
    as we live in a remote area, and hour away from the nearest town, its important to come prepared.
    thank you!
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process: we have a qualifying process to ensure wellbeing for all
  • Additional Comments: eclectic, lovebased

    will be creating life school on site


  • Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Additional Comments: we have income producing and sharing options on site..

    and members are responsible for their own debts.

    flexible .. most members will share 7 hours of giving service to the community..

    we have a join fee for infrastructure and a fee for home sites as well. ( see the site for more details)

    small seasonal fees for basic land care.

Sustainability Practices

  • Current food produced: Between 25-50%


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegetarian
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Additional Diet Comments: will be getting more food sufficiency this year.

    community kitchen is vegan.. tho free will in personal kitchens, and no animal slaughter allowed on land.

    love and honor for food, local and organic..

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Paganism/Earth Religions
  • Education Style(s): Home Schooling

Additional Comments

super rural

Photo Gallery


new culture, sanctuary . child honoring.

We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.
Bryan Bowan Architects California Cohousing International Communes Desk ICSA NICA Wolf Creek Lodge