English and Spanish
2 weeks to 3 months (longer stays available on approval)
Paid by host 
  • Free wifi, weekly maid service, fully equipped community kitchen
  • Daily continental self-serve breakfast (includes eggs, bread, butter, coffee, milk, sugar, yogurt, granola, tea, jam, fruit)
  • Prepared vegetarian meal at 4pm Monday thru Friday
  • Washing machine for personal laundry
  • Monday night movies
Paid by artist 
  • Lodging cost: $16 to $35 per person per night. Depending on length of stay and private or shared room. 
  • Airfare to and from Costa Rica
  • Project supplies
Application guidelines 

Application form



Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation

Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation

Mauser EcoHouse


The Residency Program at the Mauser EcoHouse is all about providing a tranquil and inspirational space where artists can immerse themselves in their individual projects. Artists are encouraged to be self directed and pursue their own creative ideas. The program focuses on furnishing artists with luxury accommodations, ample work space and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can be worked on and creativity can flourish. 
There are 1.5 acres of lush, green space available for artists to use for various activities. The library is stocked with books on varied topics including sustainability, Costa Rican wildlife & plant identification. The holistic property is home to numerous indigenous fruit trees, edible plants, herbs, two banana circle composts, five swales and a working greenhouse. Heather, the on-site artist and EcoHouse Coordinator welcomes and delights in giving tours of the property's sustainable features, including medicinal and tropical plants. 

The Mauser Harmony With Nature Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving the quality of life on the planet. They believe it is possible to find a harmonious balance between technology and nature. The Foundation was established in 1998 in memory of their dear friend and mentor, Professor Ferdinand F. Mauser.
Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency accepts applicants from all races, cultures and lifestyles.


Artists are encouraged but not required to present their work.

Accommodation Information 

​Prices dependent on length of stay and shared or private room:

  • 2 private rooms, each with matrimonial bed and private 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 the artists with 2 hammocks 
Studio Information 
  • Main Studio 20’x22’
  • Up to 4 spaces available with natural light and large wooden doors with view to backyard gardens
  • 13’x13’ studio facing jungle, up to 3 artist spaces 
  • 2 open air studios on covered veranda overlooking jungle
  • Writer’s private room studio with desk and chair, matrimonial bed & attached bathroom facing the butterfly garden
St. Michael's Sustainable Community Hwy 239
60901 Province de Puntarenas Parrita
Costa Rica

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