The Fruition Center for Holistic Ecology

Personal Retreat, Permaculture, and Pura Vida in the Scenic Mountains of Costa Rica

Jungle Bus on a Permaculture Farm

Jungle Bus on a Permaculture Farm

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath

This adorable tiny house is equipped with a double bed, kitchenette, pantry, flush toilet, hot shower, dining table, couch, fire pit and yoga deck. As a guest of this magical land, you’ll be welcomed to enjoy our permaculture-designed food forests, gardens, and biodiverse landscapes.

The farm faces a majestic view of the Talamanca Mountains and Mt Chiripo with sunrises worth waking up for. Meandering trails, tropical birds, seasonal waterfalls, clean spring water, and high-speed internet


About this space

In 2009, fueled by veggie-oil from restaurants and street vendors, this bus was the chariot that brought the farm’s founders from Minnesota to Costa Rica, looking for a new place to plant a lot of trees and to call home. After 6 months on the road, Betsy the Silver Road Dragon was parked at the gates, in celebration that its journey had found its end. It soon became the first guest cabin on the farm, and has since been moved into the heart of the farm and found its way to become a cherished getaway for nomads looking for a place to rest.

You can walk to a couple of larger rivers, 30 minutes down one side of the mountain, or an hour down the other. Our community center and library are just a couple of other bonus features, available with your stay. If this cabin is available, you’re under 175cm tall, and you’re looking for a charming place to stay, on a permaculture farm with a view, you’re search is over. We’re excited to meet you!

Guest access

The farm and surrounding areas offer many spaces to unwind such as; hammocks, gardens, a small waterfall, mountain hikes, nearby beautiful rivers, and Uvita’s famous Whale’s tail beach and National Park about an hour away.

The property has many organic permaculture gardens and fruit forests for your nourishment & enjoyment.

All buildings have high-speed internet available.

The Fruition Center has a fully stocked semi-outdoor kitchen available for guests to prepare their meals in, as well as a yoga deck.

A lovely local woman is also available to make delicious local dishes, to order.

Other things to note

-Check-in times: 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM.

– One of the core ethos of permaculture is the care of the earth. Recycling and preserving our natural resources is a big component of this. Please respect the community’s ecological guidelines and support it’s efforts by not brining in outside packaging, including: tetra packs, plastic bags, plastic water bottles, straws, plastic wraps, aluminium foil, one-time-use items and non-biodegradable hygiene products.

– We are located in a remote area of town, please have a look at a map to see where we are. We suggest you plan your drive or bus ride to the Finca in advance, so we can be connected and ready to help you with any challenges you may have on route.

– If you are going to rent a car, we strongly suggest a 4×4 vehicle, especially during rainy season.

– If you are coming from San José or the SJO airport, please consider that despite the fact that we are about 160 km away, driving from the big city could take you approximately 4 hours.

What this place offers

Bedroom and laundry

Towels, bed sheets, soap, and toilet paper
Bed linens
Extra pillows and blankets


Suitable for events
The listing can accommodate a gathering of 25 or more attendees


Children’s books and toys

Heating and cooling

Portable fans

Home safety

Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

Internet and office

Available throughout the listing
Dedicated workspace


Kitchen and dining

Space where guests can cook their own meals
Cooking basics
Pots and pans, oil, salt and pepper
Dishes and silverware
Bowls, chopsticks, plates, cups, etc.
Mini fridge
Electric stove
Coffee maker: pour-over coffee

Location features

Private entrance
Separate street or building entrance


Patio or balcony
An open space on the property usually covered in grass

Parking and facilities

Free parking on premises
Free street parking



Luggage dropoff allowed
For guests’ convenience when they have early arrival or late departure
Smoking allowed
Long term stays allowed
Allow stay for 28 days or more

Cleaning before checkout

Not included

Where you’ll be

San Agustin, San Jose, Costa Rica

The local village is a traditional agricultural area where generations of farmers have cultivated food and crops for sale. There are two small local stores and an abundance of producers who sell their goods and services. The neighbors are very friendly and enjoy meeting people from around the world. The village is all within walking distance.

Getting around

Our location is Finca Fruition, San Agustín, Pérez Zeledón, San José Province, Costa Rica.

Uber is a popular ride option for people getting to the farm (although 4×4 is recommended). Rides can cost between 6-15 mil colones ($10-$25) depending on timing and the vehicle that you find.

We have a couple of neighbors who are sometimes available to provide transportation to and from town. With advance notice, we are happy to check their availability.

The local bus service has unfortunately been suspended since the pandemic hit

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