The place is located close to La Cabanga, a humble and kind village near Lake Arenal in the northern Costa Rica. It is nested in a jungle environment with diverse species around; surrounded by volcanoes, waterfalls, lakes and hot rivers.
It was built to be comfortable, biomimetic, minimalist, and aesthetically pleasing. The main space consists of a 320sqm building; to sleep it has two dorms, five private rooms and two cabins; aslo a 100 sqm octagonal movement space available for different activities.
Is intended to function as a hub for pro-equality and regenerative social-technological innovation. Oriented towards topics like alternative economics, participative governance, positive technology and novel trains of thought in general
As an integral community, its also meant to be a place for trans-personal growth, in which the self unites and blends with the collective; by co-exploring different ways of living, sharing, improving and healing respectively
It is meant to host related events that will take place frequently; like conferences, international meetings or courses. Also is to open to other external topics or projects that want to organize events
How it all started
The place was built with materials from the surroundings, with the least environmental impact possible; and was mounted in one year hand-by-hand by managers, international volunteers, and local workers jointly
The place is composed of many different articulated spaces; that were designed and built for achieving efficiency, being comfortable, and sustainable
Integrated with off-grid electricity, high-speed internet, and enough place for lots of people to work at the same time
Fully equipped, with wooden and gas-based stoves and ovens, refrigerator, and big tables to eat jointly
Permaculture-designed gardens, intended to provide healthy and tasty food with innovative cropping methods
Many shared cabins, private cabins, and common-room mezzanines; built for achieving conformable resting
A octagonal movement space that is available for different activities like yoga, meditation, workouts, etc.
Comfortable biomimetic and organic hot-water bathrooms, designed for avoiding waste and damaging the environment around
Out-door semi-open private cabin with personal bathroom with hot-shower
Equipped with confortable strong dobule beds inside a shared room with proper installations
Octagon-shaped fireplace for community meetings at night, to enjoy the power of the fire element
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
- Richard Buckminster Fuller
"I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful."
- Albert Einstein
"The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you can alter, even by a millimeter, the way people look at reality, then you can change the world."
- James Baldwin