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
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 

Application form




Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency

Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency


Mauser EcoHouse International Artist Residency is combining art and permaculture. The Eco-Conscious Artist Residency is on 1.5 acres in the beautiful Costa Rican jungle with a stream running through the lower half of the property. It is surrounded by dozens of different species of birds, butterflies, and insects, flowers and plants. It is common to have toucans, Scarlett macaws, monkey's, coati's, and sloths pass through. The yard is filled with edible fruits like plantains, papaya, and lemons. The organisers grow herbs on site for tea and for cooking - they have lemongrass, mint, stevia, holy and purple basil to name a few. The artists are invited to help themselves. 
Continental breakfast and gourmet vegetarian dinners are included 5 days a week. The ingredients are either grown on site or locally and sustainably sourced.
The organisers can plan outings to go to the beach, Rainmaker waterfall and local waterfalls, Manual Antonio Park, and Monkey Mangrove tour. There is a library of books on site to learn about permaculture, sustainability, and Costa Rican wildlife and plants.
This residency is a great location for nature / landscape photographers / painters / dancers / music composers / sculptors / jewelry designers / writers / poets / plein air / visual /multi-media and installation artists.
You can also inquire about volunteer work / trade positions (50% discount on residency).


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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