Our raw vegan community is made up of a group of like-minded raw vegans that want to live close to nature. Our community allows you to manifest your highest potential while positively impacting the world, doing what you love and taking great care of yourself. Our neighbors include kind-hearted souls who hold peace, health, honor, sustainability, and sharing in high regard. We are truth-seeking individuals who have come together in a safe place to share our dreams and values, while making optimal life choices and sharing our message with others.
As a community, we support and encourage one another to be the best version of ourselves. We feel that collaborating as a community helps us be stronger. As the African proverb says, it takes a village to raise a child. Our close-knit community is a family oriented place where you can share information and resources, lead nonviolent lives, take care of each other and communicate openly. The community is open to people of all ages, ethnicities, faiths, and beliefs, as long as everyone holds mutual respect for one another.
The community consists of approximately 100 homes, ensuring a small, tight-knit group of people who are able to function together effectively. The homes are simple and environmentally sound. They are located within a designated tract of land, allowing for each steward to have their own space and privacy, and include common areas with gardens, food forests, communal eating space, recreational areas, and more. The homeowners are able to grow their own fruit trees and gardens on their own land, using organic practices. The homes are powered by natural energy and a common love for nature. The homes overlook the nature preserve, fruit forest and planned gardens and are in close proximity to the commercial village, with the ease of access yet separate enough for privacy and tranquility.
There’s a community structure for community meals, a library, laundry center, tool shed and meditation-yoga area. The landscape and roads are well maintained by the community association. Although Costa Rica is a safe country, the community will be closed to the public with secured access to ensure everyone’s peace of mind and safety. Members have the opportunity to participate in regular community discussions, physical activities, meditations, readings and musical jams. Community members are able to enjoy unlimited access to the nature preserve, waterfalls, and all of the natural resources within the scope of the project, as well as discounted prices for any of the paid tours, activities, facilities and education.
Consensus-based decision making and non-violent communication are the organizational backbones of our community. A self-created and internally elected board serves as a guiding body to ensure that the values of the community are respected on an ongoing basis. In order to create a successful and cohesive residential community, Las Cascadas has adopted a set of values that we believe foster an optimal environment for health, wellness, collaboration, sustainability, respect and tranquility. The members of the community must agree to embrace the same core values so that everyone sharing the space feels confident that they are in good company. It’s our goal to lovingly and peacefully coexist as we strive for excellence, and we intend to do so by subscribing to the same ethics.
Community members who are interested in creating an income will have many options to either run one of the key businesses mentioned or to start and run their own business in the commercial village. You can own a shop, boutique, gallery, accommodation or restaurant in the eco-village, run tours or offer your favorite recreational activity. The community benefits as the whole project grows.
There are lots of possibilities here; if you have an idea or something you love that could fit in, fantastic, bring it to us! We want you to create a way to make a good living while doing something that you both enjoy and believe in.
Core values that bring our community together
No community would be successful without a general sense of safety, respect, honesty, unity, and pacifism. As humans, we realize that we will always have some differences, but our objective is to minimize our perceptions of any division and strive for common love and appreciation of one another.
Some of our core beliefs stem from a few authors who propose several cherished ideas, such as Non-Violent Communication, Radical Honesty, and The Four Agreements. We strongly encourage all community members to read these publications and agree to embrace the concepts therein when communicating and coexisting with other cohabitants.
Health and Wellness
As previously mentioned, health and wellness are the core focus of Las Cascadas. This isn’t to say that every community member needs to be in prime physical condition, but rather that we all hold the same vision of maximizing our health and supporting others to do the same.
In order to achieve optimal health, the food that we nourish our bodies with is of utmost importance. While we don’t try to control what people choose to do with their lives, we have set a general standard that the food and drink consumed within the project remain free from any animal products, cooked and processed foods, alcohol and other intoxicants. Our optimal diet consists of raw fruit and leafy green vegetables. Although it is not always entirely possible, we strive to maximize the consumption of organic, local, fresh produce, with the intention of growing much of our own food.
We understand that some people may be on medication currently, but we endeavor to free all our members from pharmaceuticals and other man-made treatments.
Love and respect for nature
Our community is for nature lovers who have a profound respect for the environment. Costa Rica is a bountiful country with astonishing landscapes, natural resources, and wildlife and our community attracts people that want to live in a tropical paradise.
Sustainable living practices
Living in harmony with the planet is an essential part of our community. Las Cascadas Intentional Community is for people who want to reduce their carbon footprint, take care of the planet and create a better tomorrow for our children. As a community, we are committed to reducing our use of the Earth’s natural resources, creating more natural habitats for all species and protecting our home.
You’ll live in a safe and peaceful community in which your neighbors look out for your best interest and your children will always be protected
You’ll live in a community of like-minded individuals who want to experience optimal health in a natural habitat
You’ll have the opportunity to work for something you believe in
You’ll be in a place that will motivate you to make optimal choices
You’ll leave a lower carbon footprint and will be contributing to a more sustainable world
You’ll be protecting mother nature
You’ll always have someone nearby for support when you need it
Collective ownership gives you more
The first phase of the community consists of 15 lots. For those of you who resonate with our values and desire the type of lifestyle we wish to share, our team is offering an opportunity to reserve yours.
Lots will be a minimum of 400 square meters in size, and lot owners can build their own custom home or purchase one of several pre-selected model homes. The homes in the community carry a natural, tropical, jungle-friendly expression of styles, colors and characteristics, and are sized to ensure minimal impact on the land, maximum privacy, and to be eco-friendly.
The cost of the lots, including the membership benefits of the community, is $50,000 USD. In order to reserve your space, a $10,000 deposit is required, with the balance payable over 5 years. Or, you can save 20% by paying $40,000 now. If you’re interested in moving forward with us, please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So that we can begin building the eco-village preserve right now, we are looking for investors. If you’re interested in investing in a sustainable project that you believe in, our project could be what you are looking for.
If you are not 100% committed to participating in the community, but are still keen on contributing to the cause, we welcome donations. These funds will be directed toward land acquisition, development, and marketing and outreach efforts. Please contact us at for information about making a donation.