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Hilltop view of Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency located in the lush Costa Rican Jungle, with a view of the Pacific Ocean
Open wooden doors of large studio facing backyard jungle and 2 banana compost circles
View of one corner of wrap around veranda that can accommodate 2 open air studios
Sunrise room with sunrise mural painted by our visiting artist intern
Large living/dining room and fully equipped kitchen

Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency

Emerging Program member

The Residency Program at the Mauser EcoHouse is all about providing a beautiful, 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.

Accommodations: 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 artists with 2 hammocks for relaxing, reflecting or meditating in the cool evening jungle breeze while enjoying a glass of fresh mint lemongrass lemonade

Studio space:
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 our butterfly garden

Duration of residency:
2 weeks to 3 months (longer stays available on approval)

Equipment and supplies:
We recommend that artists bring needed supplies for their projects, or
Supplies can be ordered within Costa Rica from Art Depot in San Jose
We will be happy to help facilitate an order and pick up. Please be sure to give us ample notice

Other amenities:
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
Certified massage therapist lives in the community
Monday night movies
There are 1.5 acres of lush, green space available for artists to use for various activities

Our holistic property is home to numerous indigenous fruit trees, edible plants, herbs, two banana circle composts, five swales and a working greenhouse.
Heather, our on-site artist and EcoHouse Coordinator welcomes and delights in giving tours of the property's sustainable features, including medicinal and tropical plants.

Explore the cities of Parrita or Quepos and local beach towns on our weekly grocery runs. Mingle with locals as you peruse the wares in the restaurants, shops, hardware stores and farmer's markets.
Day or weekend trips to waterfalls, cloud forests, volcanos, and nature reserves  

Some specifics about Costa Rica:
*Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity even though its landmass only takes up .03% of the planet's surface.
*There are 801 miles of coastline in Costa Rica.
*Costa Rica is one of the most valued environmental destinations. Approximately 25% of the country has protected forests and reserves.

The Mauser Harmony With Nature Foundation is 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.
The Foundation was established in 1998 in memory of our dear friend and mentor, Professor Ferdinand F. Mauser.

Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency accepts applicants from all races, cultures and lifestyles.
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Parrita: Costa Rica

Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency is located in the Central Pacific Coastal area of Costa Rica, a 2 hour drive from San Jose and 13 km (8 miles) west of Parrita.

Contact Information

Mauser EcoHouse Artist Residency/Heather Marie Cook
Within St. Michael’s Sustainable Community Hwy 239
Parrita, 60901
Costa Rica
Tel: USA: 1.310.482.1868