LA ECOVILLA

We are an international permaculture community
Located in the hills of San Mateo, Costa Rica
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WELCOME HOME

La Ecovilla is an outstanding success story and reality because of its permaculture gardens, fiber-optic internet, amazing drinking water, and a community-owned alternative school. For detailed information on the availability of our Lots and Homes, or to learn more about us, click here

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LA ECOVILLA

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LA ECOVILLA LOTS

Almost all of the 44 lots in La Ecovilla have been sold. Ready to move into the guest house immediately and live on-site while you build your main house. Partial financing available. Come and live in Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with a modern capital city, reliable utility service, clean water, lush rain forests, long stretches of deserted tropical beaches, fun beach towns, quaint rural villages, bustling cities, cool mountain getaways, and pristine lake regions.

LOCATION

We are located in the heart of Costa Rica’s fruit growing region with amazing weather, an hour from San Jose, 45 minutes from the airport, and less than 30 minutes from the beach. Feel free to use this map to zoom in and explore.

 

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MASTER PLAN

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We have 44 lots in our community. Currently, there are around 40 houses that have already been built, with the remaining houses in various stages of design and construction.

FEATURES

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International Community

Our community members come from more than 28 countries around the world in search of a better life with a lighter ecological footprint. Over 30 of our families have school age children.

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Community School

We own and operate a community school for our children based on connection with nature and the idea that the children’s interests are the best educational guides.
www.casasula.com Open enrollment.

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Fiber-Optic Internet

We have the best internet connection in Costa Rica and are the only development that has it! Working with the national electric company, La Ecovilla pioneered the use of fiber optic as an internet connection in Costa Rica. Speeds of up to 300Mbps download and 100 megabit upload are available. It allows many community members to work remotely from home, as if they were in their home country. 

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The BioDigester

Our sewage and black water are processed in a biomass digester that produces methane gas that we plan to bottle as fuel for our communal kitchen and propane kitchen stoves. It is fully operational although we don’t have the bottling compressor and filter yet. 

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Our Roads

Our roads are made from 100% recycled plastic. They are a grate-style which allows some water to permeate and be captured in the ground.

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Yoga & Movement Space

Our community center has a lovely teak & thatch yoga and movement studio open to all community members.

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Community Center & Kitchen

Our community center, known as the Rancho, is a large open-air building made of teak and thatch. It has open wifi internet, electricity, bathrooms, a full kitchen, tables & chairs, and a couple hammocks. 

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Chlorine Free pool

Our warmed pool is ultra-low chemical and uses saltwater as the primary agent. It is designed for doing laps and has a kiddie pool on one end for relaxing. 

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Organic Permaculture Gardens

We hope to grow the majority of our food from our organic permaculture gardens. The property is already home to hundreds of fruit trees, medicinal plants and vegetables, and every Monday morning each community member gets a share of the weekly garden harvest. 

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Craft & Hobby Space

We have two small classrooms that can be used for activities like playing music, making crafts, and having meetings. 

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Tilapia Ponds

The community contains 14 ponds, and many of them are stocked with Tilapia fish that we harvest regularly and share among the community. 

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Our River

We are located on the beautiful Rio Machuca. The water quality is perfect, and it is surrounded by many old-growth trees and is a wildlife corridor of great value. Howler monkeys regularly use it to travel up and down the river. It’s great for swimming, rock-jumping, and cooling off in the summer, and the quality of the water is as good as any bottled spring water you could buy.

LOTS FOR SALE

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LOT 43B

LOT 43B

Lote 43B is 4,027m2 (43346.27 Sq ft) with amazing views and gorgeous vegetation.

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LOT 32

LOT 32

Lote 32 is 1419 m2 / 15273.99 square foot with amazing views

 

HOMES FOR SALE

When living in La Ecovilla, you can’t escape the untamed natural surroundings. And you don’t have to go to a nature preserve to see them, because they are simply in front of you. Costa Rica is a small country, but the variety of landscapes, climates, and lifestyles in Costa Rica are breathtaking. You have rainforests, wild beaches, and charming seaside villages of the southern Pacific coast, also known as the Southern Zone.

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Casa Mango

Casa Mango- Lote 13 A Casa Mango is a charming, minimalistic, and comfortable 2 bedroom,1 bathroom house. It’s design was conceived to provide a floor plan that is both open.

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Casa El Mono Feliz

Casa “Mono Feliz” is a minimalistic yet very comfortable house built on a hillside surrounded by trees that provide not only fresh breeze and shade but a sense of privacy.

 

EXPLORE LA ECOVILLA

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Our River - We are located on the beautiful Rio Machuca. The water quality is perfect, and it is surrounded by many old-growth trees and is a wildlife corridor of great value. Howler monkeys regularly use it to travel up and down the river. It’s great for swimming, rock-jumping, and cooling off in the summer, and the quality of the water is as good as any bottled spring water you could buy.

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Yoga & Movement Space - Our community center has a lovely teak & thatch yoga and movement studio open to all community members.

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Multi-use Court - Our community multi-use court is spacious and perfect for a fun time for our community members to play Soccer, Basketball, Pickleball and Volleyball etc

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Chlorine free pool - Our warmed pool is ultra-low chemical and uses saltwater as the primary agent. It is designed for doing laps and has a kiddie pool on one end for relaxing.

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Future Development - A pioneering eco-village is in development next to Casa Sula, a leading edge democratic school next to the magical Machuca river. Lots start at $45,000 USD

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Community Center & Kitchen - Our community center, known as the Rancho, is a large open-air building made of teak and thatch. It has open wifi internet, electricity, bathrooms, a full kitchen, tables & chairs, and a couple hammocks.

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