Sustainable Community Living

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Although Las Villas did not start out with sustainable community living as its focus, it has evolved into one as changes around the world have altered the focus of what people find important in today’s world. Las Villas de San Buenas’ location in Costa Rica’s Osa region, provides the perfect environment to grow countless fruits, plant large gardens and provide a sustainable option for those who wish to live off the land.

We have spent a considerable amount of resources removing non-indigenous trees and replanting the property with trees that are native to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.

Las Villas De San Buenas is well aware of the trends in the Costa Rica Real Estate market towards sustainable community living and encourages home buyers to grow gardens on the property surrounding their home.

We have also planned and installed  many green areas and parks on the property that will be used for shared space to grow food that will be shared by the community. The goal is to provide the areas for residents to grow whatever they want and the infrastructures to make it possible. How that will look in the long run will depend on the community and how many people have an interest in getting their hands dirty. There is also the option of hiring local farm workers to assist with the planting, maintenance and harvesting of food grown on your personal land and on the shared areas.

All residents are encouraged to utilize low power consumption LED light bulbs and other energy-efficient appliances in their homes. In fact, our most recently constructed home, Casa Toucan,Costa Rica real estate customers San Buenas
was built entirely with LED lighting.

Costa Rica is working hard towards the goal of being the first carbon neutral country in the world and provides power through the government’s power company, ICE (pronounced ee-say), and a large portion of the country’s power comes from renewable resources like hydroelectric and wind.

Las Villas De San Buenas is not an off-the-grid community and does not have plans of becoming off-the-grid, although individual homes will have the option of becoming 100% solar powered. Some residents may choose to install solar panels on their homes to be more self-sufficient, however it is not required. We do offer solar packages during construction and post-home-construction. There are two well respected solar installation companies in the area that can provide a no-cost, no-obligation bid to install solar solutions for your home. We will respect each persons level of contribution and participation towards sustainable community living within Las Villas De San Buenas.

In the future, we envision using our tennis courts as a location for a weekend farmers market where residents can trade food they grow with other residents and with local farmers. This will ensure that Las Villas De San guanabana fruit costa ricaBuenas becomes a contributor to the local economy and benefits the local area in a variety of ways.

We have already planted thousands of ornamental plants, fruit trees and native trees, and will be planting more in 2014 and beyond. We have planted many types of plants (yucca, pineapple, sugar cane) and many types of fruiting trees such as mamones chinos, limon, almond, guava, mango and papaya.