Persona Nueva

Lake Arenal, Guanecaste, Costa Rica

  • Last updated: May 15, 2017 (2 weeks ago)
  • Listing created on: May 15, 2017

Mission Statement

A Sustainable existence with our Planet thru the gift of environmental diversity.
A focus locally but to think globally.

Community Description

We are a group of individuals focused on building a sustainable way of living in Harmony with all life forms and developing a way of life that heals, nourishes and teaches.

About

  • Type(s): Commune (organized around sharing almost everything), Ecovillage (organized around ecology and sustainability), Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property), Shared Housing, Cohouseholding, or Coliving (multiple individuals sharing a dwelling), Student Housing or Student Co-Op, Spiritual or Religious Community, Transition Town or Eco-Neighborhood (focused on energy/resource resiliency)
  • Programs & Activities: Transition Town (post-petroleum and off-grid communities), School, Educational Institute or Experience, Volunteer, Internship, or Apprenticeship, Ethical Business, Investment Group, or Alternative Currency, Organization, Resource, or Network, WWOOF’ing, Guest Farming, Festivals, Conferences, Events, Hemp focused
  • Location: Small Town

Housing

  • Status: We do not have land
  • Current Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building
  • Current Number of Residences: 4
  • Planned number of residences: 7
  • Planned Residence Types: Room(s) in a house or building, Tiny house, Natural built structues, Lots to build on
  • Housing Provided: Purchase, Rental
  • Land owned by: The entire community membership

Membership

  • Adult Members: 4
  • Percent Women: 50%
  • Percent Men: 50%
  • Percent Transgender: 0%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Visitor Process:

    Please call! As we are constantly doing something creative at Persona Neuva! Come learn with us!

  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Membership Process:

    Please e-mail for more information!

Government

  • Decision Making: By a board, council, group of elders, or leadership group
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: Yes

Economics

  • Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
  • Regular Fee per Month: $75
  • Shared Income: Partial share of income
  • Required Labor Contribution per Week: 17
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes

Sustainability Practices

  • Energy Infrastructure: We are connected to the grid.
  • Current renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
  • Energy sources: Wind, Hydro-Electric
  • Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
  • Current food produced: Up to 25%
  • Planned food produced: 100%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, around 90%

Lifestyle

  • Common Facilities: Common House, Garden(s), Greenhouse(s), Library, Workshop, Fire pit, Waterfront access, Internet
  • Internet Available: Yes, community provides it
  • Internet Fast?: Yes, exceptionally.
  • Cell Phone Service: Good for most people.
  • Shared meals: 2-5 times per week
  • Dietary Practice: Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegan Only (plants only, no animal products) – Please check this only if you are 100% Vegan., Mostly Vegan, Raw or Mostly Raw, Gluten-Free
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Somewhat – there are some dietary restrictions or customs.
  • Special Diets OK: Sometimes
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Mixed Eastern Philosophy or Practice
  • Spiritual Practice Expected?: No
  • Education Style(s): Up to each family or individual
  • Expected Healthcare Practices:

    Keep yourself clean.

  • Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual

Additional Comments

We are a Hemp (green) based community. The focus is on C. Sativa plant and its use as Natural Medicine, Shelter, Food, fuel and textiles.

Keywords

Hemp, Sustainable, Green,