Chimirol de Rivas, San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Last updated: June 28, 2015 (1 year ago)
  • Listing created on: January 25, 2010

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…

  • Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
  • Started Planning: 2007
  • Start Living Together: 2008
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community. Send Message
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: Tomas
  • Address:
    Apartado 532-8000
    Chimirol de Rivas, San Jose,
    Costa Rica
  • Location


  • Type(s): Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Spiritual or Religious Community or Organization


  • Area: 10 acres
  • Current Number of Residences: 6
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Additional Comments:

    Solar hot water


  • Adult Members: 6
  • Percent Women: 31-40%
  • Percent Men: 61-70%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Arrange through email or phone. We accept visitors with similar life values.

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    After initial contact, prospective members are invited to visit.

  • Additional Comments:

    Satsang and meditation

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

    Home schooling preferred


  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: No


  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 0
  • Open to members with existing debt: No
  • Additional Comments:

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

Sustainability Practices

  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All~ up to 90%
  • Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Biogas
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: Between 25-50%
  • Food produced locally: 100%


  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • 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
  • 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:

    Few are vegetarians, most are omnivores.

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

Additional Comments

For land sale details go here:


Ecovillage, Biodynamic, Permaculture, Holistic Health