Open Call


Mauser EcoHouse

No Funding
Esterillos Este , Costa Rica


This is the ideal location for nature/landscape photographers/painters/dancers/music composers/sculptors/jewelry designers/writers/poets/plein air/visual/multi-media and installation artists. Come to magical Costa Rica and be inspired and renewed! This is the perfect Residency for all types of nature loving artists to come get healthy and be creative. The program focuses on furnishing artists with luxury accommodations, ample work space and serene surroundings so that individual or group projects can can flourish. As you walk around the miles of jungle and surrounding area smelling the flowers in the fresh clean air, you will encounter breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains. We are blessed with phenomenal sunrises and sunsets and beautiful natural light all day. A delicious continental breakfast and gourmet vegetarian dinners are included 5 days a week. The ingredients are either grown on site or locally and sustainably sourced.

Number of Participants



Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


March 15, 2023 - March 15, 2024


  • $18.00-87.00 program fee (daily)


Co-Working, Individual Studio, Installation Space, Shared Studio


Private Bathroom, Private Room, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Breakfast, Dinner, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Group Dinners, Mural Projects, Performances, Professional Development, Retreat, Self-Directed, Work Exchange, Yoga


Book Arts, Cartoonist, Collective, Composers, Design, Drawing, Dreamers, Fiber Arts, Illustration, Installation, Interdiscplinary Arts, Jewelry, Land Art, Literature, Painting, Photography, Playwriting, Poetry, Screenwriting


English, Spanish

Program Description

Our 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. You will be 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. Our yard is filled with edible fruits like plantains, papaya, and lemons. We have a working greenhouse and grow fruits, veggies and herbs on site for tea and to use in our meals. You can help yourself! We have lemongrass, mint, stevia, holy and purple basil to name a few.  There is a library of books at the Residency to learn about permaculture, sustainability, and Costa Rican wildlife and plants. We plan day or/weekend trips to the beach, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monkey Mangrove Tour, Cacao Farms, waterfalls (including Rainmaker), cloud forests, volcanos, and nature reserves (available for an additional cost)

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