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
  • Continental self-serve breakfast Monday-Friday 7-9 am (includes some of the following: eggs, beans, rice, plantains, potatoes, oatmeal, bread, butter, yogurt, granola, jam, fruit, coffee, tea, sugar)
  • Prepared vegetarian meal at 4 pm to 6 pm Monday thru Friday
  • Washing machine for personal laundry
  • Monday night movies
  • Shuttle service to and from airport (SJO)-dates and times apply
Paid by artist 
  • Lodging cost: $18 to $47 per person per night. Depending on length of stay and private or shared room. 
  • Airfare to and from Costa Rica
  • Project supplies
Application guidelines 

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Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency

Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency


The Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency is the perfect place for all types of nature loving artists to come get healthy and be creative. The Residency is 6,000 sq. ft. Spanish Villa that sits on 1.5 acres of land. It is located within a small community in the mountains. Surrounding the residency is the jungle, breathtaking views, and miles of dirt roads and trails to meander, run or hike, and explore. There is a family owned restaurant, Mirador Donde Andrés with delicious food a 20 minute walk away. They welcome applicants from all races, cultures and lifestyles.

The program focuses on furnishing artists with healthy gourmet delicious vegetarian meals (breakfast and dinner 5 days a week with ingredients that are either grown on site or locally and sustainably sourced), comfortable and beautiful accommodations, ample work space and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can can flourish. You will be surrounded by dozens of different species of birds, butterflies, insects, flowers and plants. It is common to have toucans, scarlet macaws, monkeys, coatis, and sloths pass through. There is a stream that runs through the lower half of the property.

Heather, the on-site artist and EcoHouse Coordinator welcomes and delights in giving tours of the property's sustainable features, including the medicinal and tropical plants. There is a library of books at the residency to learn about permaculture, sustainability, and Costa Rican wildlife and plants.

The Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency is owned by the Mauser Harmony with Nature Foundation. a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to improving the quality of life on the planet. We believe it is possible to find a harmonious balance between technology and nature.


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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