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Art, Permaculture, Health





The Residency Program at the Mauser EcoHouse is all about providing a beautiful, tranquil and inspirational space where artists can immerse themselves in their individual projects. Artists are encouraged to be self directed and pursue their own creative ideas.

At our residency, you will have the opportunity to strengthen your mind, body and spirit through immersion in nature. We are committed to holding a clear and conscious space that allows you the perfect opportunity to express your art, reconnect yourself to the earth, and to heal and rebalance.

The program focuses on furnishing artists with luxury accommodations, ample work space and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can be worked on and creativity can flourish.

Our holistic 1.5 acre property is home to numerous indigenous fruit trees, edible plants, herbs, two banana circle composts, five swales and a working greenhouse.

Heather, our on-site artist and EcoHouse Coordinator welcomes and delights in giving tours of the property's sustainable features, including medicinal and tropical plants.

We are located within a small community in the mountains. Surrounding us is the jungle, breathtaking views, and miles of dirt roads and trails to meander, run or hike, and explore. There is a family owned restaurant, Mirador Donde Andrés with delicious food a 20 minute walk away.

This is the ideal location for nature/landscape photographers/painters/dancers/music composers/sculptors/jewelry designers/writers/poets/plein air/visual/multi-media and installation artists. The program is open to emerging and mid-career artists, curators, art researchers, and creatives from all around the world.


Prices dependent on length of stay and shared or private room (between $18-72 per night)

2 private rooms, each with matrimonial bed and private bathroom

1 communal bedroom with 2 XL bunk beds (pillow top mattresses), attached large bathroom with Jacuzzi

1 Deluxe Suite with King bed, attached private bathroom and studio (21' x 14'), with secluded garden area and private entrance

Beds made by local artisan from wood repurposed from fallen trees

Natural cooling in each bedroom provided by ceiling fans

Covered wrap around veranda provides artists with 2 hammocks for relaxing, reflecting or meditating in the cool evening jungle breeze while enjoying a glass of fresh mint lemongrass lemonade

Studio space:

Main Studio 20 ft x22 ft

Up to 4 spaces available with natural light and large wooden doors with view to backyard gardens

Open air studios on covered veranda overlooking jungle

Writer's private room studio with desk and chair, matrimonial bed & attached bathroom facing our butterfly garden

Video of the Residency and surrounding area:

Duration of residency:

2 weeks to 3 months (longer stays available on approval)

Equipment and supplies:

We recommend that artists bring needed supplies for their projects, or

Supplies can be ordered within Costa Rica from Art Depot in San Jose

We will be happy to help facilitate an order and pick up. Please be sure to give us ample notice

Other amenities:

Free wifi, weekly maid service, fully equipped community kitchen

Continental self-serve breakfast Monday-Friday. Includes some of the following: eggs, beans, rice, bread, butter, jam, fruit, granola, oatmeal, plantains, potatoes, yogurt, cheese, coffee, tea, sugar)

Prepared vegetarian meal at 5pm Monday thru Friday

Lunch and meals on weekends not included

Washing machine for personal laundry

Library with books on varied topics including sustainability, Costa Rican wildlife & plant identification

Trips to the grocery store, local fruit/vegetable stands and Farmer's Markets included

Day or weekend trips to the beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monkey Mangrove Tour, Cacao Farms, waterfalls (including Rainmaker), cloud forests, volcanos, and nature reserves for additional cost

Some specifics about Costa Rica:

*Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world's biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up .03% of the planet's surface.

*There are 801 miles of coastline in Costa Rica.

*Costa Rica is one of the most valued environmental destinations. Approximately 25% of the country has protected forests and reserves.

We welcome applicants from all races, cultures and lifestyles.

The Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency is owned by the Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation. a nonprofit  501(c)(3) organization committed to improving the quality of life on the planet.  We believe it is possible to find a harmonious balance between technology and nature.

We hope to hear from you soon.  Pura Vida!

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