Working Organic Farm With Home And Educational Center High In The Mountains Near San Isidro
This working organic farm, nature retreat and teaching center was designed with permaculture and sustainable principles in mind. The farm hosts volunteers, student groups, interns, adventurists and individuals looking for a healing retreat or wish to perform community service. The farm currently supplies fresh produce to restaurants, local markets and individuals. Access to the farm is relatively easy as it is only 35 minutes from the popular Pacific Coast surf town of Dominical and 15 minutes from the growing city of San Isidro del General, or Perez Zeledon as the locals call it. Located in Las Tumbas de Tinamastes, the gateway to the beautiful Diamante Valley and home to the majestic Diamante Waterfall – one of the country's tallest waterfalls. The property is "water rich" with 3 year-round creeks, over 20 springs, a small pond, a fully contained river swimming pool and countless hidden waterfalls.
Approximately 10 acres of the 57 acre property is used for organic cultivation while 2/3 of the land is comprised of primary forest that borders a large nature preserve. The land is biologically diverse as it provides travel corridors and a natural sanctuary for the amazing array of Costa Rican wildlife living in the area. Once a sizable pre-Columbian village, there is a deep history to the property. Signs of an ancient culture can be found with old walking paths, bridges, rustic stairways and many indigenous artifacts that have been found on site.
Ecological Retreat With Main Home And Separate Living Quarters For Volunteers And Guests
The developed portion of the property includes over $20,000 of mixed tropical hardwoods under roof with permanent housing and support structures for the educational farm and nature retreat. The 2,200 sq. ft. / 2 story main house features an open concept with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a large custom tub, a mudroom, his/her showers, an unattached carport for 2 cars with a small locking storage and laundry area. Another 1,200 sq. ft. home was designed for volunteers. This 2 story structure comfortably sleeps 6 and includes a kitchen and a bathroom. A 2 bedroom 1,400 sq. ft. rustic home for employees includes unstained concrete floors, a kitchen and a bathroom. An separate office (or bedroom) includes concrete countertops, tile floors and finished windows with screens. An additional 600 sq. ft. 1 bedroom guest cabin includes a shower, a composting toilet and a washer.
A large 2 story / 2,400 sq. ft. student center/dorm will comfortably sleep 20 visitors. This structure includes food prep areas, a kitchen with wooden counters and a double sink. The bathroom is unattached and includes a flush toilet and shower. A shaded camping area for 8-10 people includes a small field pit toilet structure with baby change area. Other structures include a goat house, 3 completely fenced rotational pastures, two separate stable rooms with pasture access, a milking platform, a 50+ chicken coup with a fenced yard and a 5,000 sq. ft. greenhouse with a produce preparation area.
The organic farm has been cultivated for over 9 years and includes 1,000 fruit trees (200+ varieties), countless tropical medicinal plants, 1,000 semi-hardwood trees and a variety of construction-grade bamboo. This property is ideal for a conservation minded buyer looking to preserve and share the land with like minded people looking to learn how live self sustainable lifestyles through first hand experience.