About this listing
Does an inexpensive alternative and sustainable getaway interest you? Come visit our mountain top working farm with year round cool climate, views, fruits, wildlife and water falls. Stay in our rustic farm house, hike around, and see how we live.
If you find this space booked for the days you want, you can try another one of our rooms listed here. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/9147207
Stay in our rustic farmhouse, hike our 50 acres and learn about living a sustainable life as you tour our projects. For a limited time we're offering this discounted price
Our farm consists of a coffee/banana plantation, various fruit trees, pasture, forest, chickens, guinea hens and goats. Everyday you can see toucans, 100s of bird species and sloths among the trees.
We normally have between 1-3 small private rooms and one very rustic cabin available not far from our main house.
Our main farm house is an old expanded rustic farm house with 2 levels. Bedrooms on top level with a community kitchen and eating area below. Kitchen and community areas are open air. and bedrooms pretty much closed off.
Expect rustic living here but we live happily on our farm with all the essentials.
Of course we have we have electricity, running water and toilets in a large tiled bathroom. We also have high speed wireless internet available to guests and a guest computer to share. Hot solar showers when the sun is shining which is most days. Temperatures are normally 74F all year round so no need for AC or Heating here.
You can bring your own food and use our community kitchen or our woman of the house, Adriana, can optionally prepare "5 Star" Costa Rican food for $8-10 per person. The meals Adriana provides are exceptional as you can read guest reviews below. We have had many great comments that the food we prepare for guests is the best they have eaten while in Costa Rica and for the quality and price it can't be beat. We highly recommend you arrange to have at least one prepared meal on arrival.
Most of the year we can provide all the bananas you can eat for guests and coffee if you help process and roast it.
Or If you like, bring your own food and use our community kitchen.
On going farm projects:
* On going work with coffee and banana management of from
* Use of Effective Microorganisms
* Bamboo and earth building.
* Large solar dehydration
* Growing floating azolla as animal food supplements
* Aquaponics, gardening, solar projects and more.
If you are a serious worker and want to stay longer term, we are open to various arrangements.
A bus gets you within a 30 walk but we can arrange a ride or taxi to pick you up in a nearby town for about $20.
A great place to enjoy a peaceful farm life, nature, read or write a book, do some farm work or just relax.
NOTE: If our calendar here says we're booked it's because airbnb only lets us list one room so we likely still might have space. Send us an inquiry here and let us know you're interested in visiting and we'll let you know if we still have space and create another listing so you can still book here.
Interaction with Guests
Also note that the price you pay here on airbnb is for your room and stay. If you stay less than a week and have lots of questions about our farm, Costa Rica, or want a walking talking tour to the waterfall we'd be happy to have a person available to entertain you but we have to charge and extra $30 for one person or $50 per group for about 4-5 hours of walking and or answering questions. You would pay for this after your stay is confirmed with airbnb and before your arrival once we confirm a date.
If you stay a week or more, chances are we will have time in between our normal chores and work schedule to answer most of your questions
Other Things to Note
You must be confirmed and paid 3 days before your arrival so we can prepare on our side. In some cases we can do same day arrivals but normally a 3 day notice is necessary.
It's sometimes possible for us to arrange horseback riding for 3-4 persons for a fair price if horses are ready and available. If you have interest in such please ask.