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Come to magical Costa Rica and be inspired and renewed!

Now is the time to schedule your residency.

Strengthen your mind, body and spirit by immersing yourself in nature. Let the clean water, air and sunshine be your medicine.

Our Eco-Conscious Artist Residency is the perfect place for all types of nature loving artists to come get healthy and be creative.

The Residency is a luxurious 6,000 sq. ft. Spanish Villa that sits on 1.5 acres of land. It is 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, that serves delicious food with a fantastic atmosphere only a 20 minute walk away.

The program focuses on furnishing artists with healthy gourmet delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast and dinner 5 days a week with ingredients that are either grown on site or locally and sustainably sourced), comfortable and beautiful accommodations, ample work space and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can can flourish.

You will be surrounded by dozens of different species of birds, butterflies, insects, flowers and plants. It is common to have toucans, scarlet macaws, monkeys, coatis, and sloths pass through. There is a stream that runs through the lower half of the property.

We are blessed with phenomenal sunrises and sunsets and marvelous natural light all day.

Our yard is filled with edible fruits like plantains, papayas, and lemons. We have a working greenhouse and grow produce and herbs on site. You can help yourself! We have lemongrass, mint, stevia, holy and purple basil to name a few.

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

There is a library of books at the Residency to learn about permaculture, sustainability, and Costa Rican wildlife and plants.

We plan trips to the beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monkey Mangrove Tour, Cacao Farms, waterfalls (including Rainmaker), cloud forests, volcanos, and nature reserves (available for an additional cost).

Accommodations:

2 private rooms, each with matrimonial bed and private bathroom

1 private room with king size bed, private studio (21' x 14') and bathroom

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

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

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.

Main Studio 20 ft x22 ft with up to 4 spaces available with large wooden doors with view to the 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

Duration of residency:
2 weeks to 3 months (longer stays available on approval)
Cost:
$18-87 a day depending on length of stay and shared or private room

Included in cost:
Shuttle service to and from airport (SJO) on the 1st, 15th and last day of the month
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, and sugar
Prepared gourmet vegetarian meal at 5pm Monday thru Friday
Trips to the grocery store, local fruit/vegetable stands and Farmer's Markets
We have a variety of power tools, drills, electric saws, wrenches, screw drivers, machetes and a Dremel available for use

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.

Deadline: 
15/March/2023
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