DescriptionOnce a sizeable pre-Columbian village, this working organic farm retreat and teaching center was designed with permaculture and sustainable principles. Farm hosts volunteers, interns, adventure and community service student groups, healing retreats. Successful produce business currently supplies local restaurants and markets. Local family, 9 years in residence, oversees operations. Location: Midway between the Pacific Coast surfing village of Dominical and San Isidro, Las Tumbas de Tinamastes is the gateway to the Diamante Valley, home of Costa Rica’s highest vertical drop waterfall. Developed property includes: Two-story, open concept main house includes mudroom, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths including large custom tub and his/her showers. Unattached carport for 2 cars with small locking storage and laundry area (2200 s. ft)Guest cabin (600 s. ft), 1 bedroom, with shower and composting toilet, washerSmall volunteer house with kitchen and 1.5 baths (one flush, one compost toilet), two story, sleeps 4 (800 s. ft)Small, secure workshop/storage with large covered outdoor work area; attached separate 2 bedroom employee housing, rustic with bath, kitchen, unstained concrete floors; attached, separate office with concrete countertops and sink, tile floors, finished windows with screens. (1400 s ft)Student center/dorm, 2-story, will sleep 20 comfortably (incomplete/rustic) (2400 s. ft ). Presently beds built for 10. Unattached bathroom with flush toilet and shower. Kitchen with concrete double sink, wooden counters and prep areas. No laundry facilities at present. Shaded camping area for 8-10 people, no platforms.Small field pit toilet structure with baby change area, for outdoor events, volunteers, campersGoat house, two separate stable rooms, can separate pasture access, milking platform, 3 rotational pastures, completely fenced. Easily converted for horses. Chicken house with divided, fenced yard (50+/- chickens)Greenhouse (5000 s. ft), with produce preparation area, seed saving and tree nursery (new roof, structural posts April, 2013)10+ acres under organic cultivation (9 years) Other wonders: 1,000 fruit trees (200+ varieties), countless tropical medicinal plants, 1,000 semi-hardwood trees & construction-grade bamboo. 3 year-round rivers, 20+ springs, small pond, fully contained river swimming pool, countless hidden waterfalls. Property is 2/3 primary forest & borders a natural preserve, providing sanctuary for abundant wildlife. Many indigenous artifacts have been found on site. Paths, concrete bridges, rustic stairways and hibiscus tunnels designed for efficiency of movement, conviviality for community members, beauty and temperature mitigation for agricultureFuture economy/public use building potential: Juice bar/small restaurant at road front bordering river, prepped for building including ornamental landscape, paths and parking. Antiquities museum; large enclosed teaching facility and/or meditation & yoga temple in quiet, secluded area. Current temple functional semi-permanent with cement pilings and structural roof. Earth floor. Pit toilets. Generous central spring-fed zone reserved for trout/carp ponds, aquaculture. High potential for tropical medicinal extracts. Workshops & retreats, cultural immersion, rejuvenation, adventure, tours.