Natural Building, Farm to Table & Permaculture
Rancho Mastatal is an education center, working permaculture farm, lodge and community rooted in environmental sustainability, meaningful, place-based livelihoods, and caring relationships.
We offer profound, innovative and authentic apprenticeships, residential workshops and guest experiences. We practice, promote and teach about natural building, fermentation, permaculture design, renewable energy, agroforestry, wilderness medicine, homesteading in the tropics and more.
Our campus encompasses more than 300-acres of beautiful waterfalls, pristine rivers, idyllic swimming holes, impressive trees, extraordinary wilderness views, and intact habitat for the area's rich flora and fauna. Visitors and participants have access to over 10 kilometers of trails, an extensive library, our working permaculture farm, and the tireless team who make the Ranch such a unique place to learn.
We are located in the rural farming town of Mastatal, situated on the edge of the last remaining virgin rainforest of Costa Rica’s picturesque Puriscal County. It is a wonderful place to take in Costa Rica culture, practice your Spanish, visit other permaculture projects, or catch a pickup game of fútbol.
Come on out to pay us a visit and please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or suggestions regarding our work.
Upcoming Workshops and Learning Opportunities
JANUARY 12 - 19, 2020
Join us for this intensive 6-day workshop on the age-old technique of square rule timber framing.
FEBRUARY 23 - 28, 2020
This 6 day intensive natural building workshop will introduce students to building with earth.
April 19 - May 2, 2020
Join us for our annual, transformational 2-week class on permaculture design and get your PDC certification from the leading design team in Central America.