Last updated: June 28, 2015 (5 months ago)

Listing created on: January 26, 2010


(Chimirol de Rivas, San Jose, Costa Rica)

  • Status: Established
  • Started Planning: 2007
  • Start Living Together: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Tomas
  • Address:
    Apartado 532-8000
    Chimirol de Rivas, San Jose,
    Costa Rica
  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Arrange through email or phone. We accept visitors with similar life values.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    After initial contact, prospective members are invited to visit.

Mission Statement:

Sustainable Living/ Biodynamic agriculture/ Self-sufficiency
Holistic health

Community Description:

This community is 8 years old. It is situated in the Talamanca mountains of Costa Rica. The 10 acres is bordered by the Rio Chirripo (land of eternal waters in indigenous language). The temperatures range from 60-85 deg F (16-28 deg C) all year round. We enliven the land with Biodynamic agriculture and Permaculture principles.

At this point, rather than to take in new members, the developed part of the property is for sale.
A turnkey investment. Current owner would act as advisor for a limited period if buyers so desire.

About 3.1 acres is available to purchase. See ad here:

Be guided by your heart rather than mind…


  • Adult Members: 6
  • Percent Women: 31-40%
  • Percent Men: 61-70%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Additional Comments: Satsang and meditation

    The focus here is not on ‘religions’ but on truth, oneness, unity, wholeness

    Home schooling preferred

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Buddhist, Mixed Eastern Philosophy or Practice, Other
  • Healthcare Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Type: Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability.), Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization
  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: No

Land and Buildings

  • Area: 10 acres total. 3.1 acres is for sale
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current Number of Residences: 6
  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All~ up to 90%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Biogas
  • Additional Comments: Solar hot water

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Open to members with existing debt: No


  • Required Labor Contribution: 0


  • Additional Comments: Members are expected to contribute money for power, water, and upkeep of structures used.



  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%


  • Planned food produced: Between 25-50%


  • Food produced locally: 100%


  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Paleo (no grains, dairy, processed foods, or legumes), Local (food sourced within 100 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian


  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.


  • Additional comments: Few are vegetarians, most are omnivores.


Additional Comments

For land sale details go here:


Ecovillage, Biodynamic, Permaculture, Holistic Health

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