After a long break the news is back with lots and lots of exciting and fun stuff!
!NEW! The handicap accessible suite is making huge progress and we hope to host our first guests within weeks! People that want to be a bit more private and separated from the rest of the visitors or someone having difficulties walking stairs will enjoy this addition!
A huge window opens the view into greenery and the mountains – if you stretched your arms out far enough you could even pick a ripe lemon! The layout of the bathroom is generous and a built in bench provides a comfortable spot to rest. A non-slippery tile helps prevent a nasty fall!
!NEW! Since April 2016 we offer the possibility to camp at the Santuario Hibiscus. There are several areas to set up a tent on our property but our favorite spot is by the house on a big grassy area. There is a toilet and a new hot water shower provided for those visitors. We prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner at an additional cost.
People that travel for months – sometimes years – can park/service/clean their vehicles and take a break from it all. A nice hot shower, clean bathrooms and wireless internet will probably be welcome changes!
!NEW! We now feature a bedroom with shared bathroom and shower for the more cost conscious traveler.
These are all very affordable options and people get the full use of our property, our wireless internet and an opportunity to eat fresh and healthy food.
ADDITIONS AND DEVELOPMENTS
Our gardens have developed and matured beautifully and we never get tired looking at all the different shades of green.
New permaculture elements have been added all over the property – swails, hugelkulturen and tons of mulching. There is for example what we call our forest – a dry piece of land where we started to plant banana trees that would create overhead shade with their big leaves, pine trees, hibiscus, mulberry trees, orange trees and lots of different ornamental shrubs and plants. The heavy mulching prevents the ground from drying out and we do not have to water that area at all any more! All that is left to do is harvest the fruits…
A papaya and a yucca circle were added and they are prospering in two of the driest areas in the coffee plantation. Our hugelkulturen are planted in alfalfa as a cover crop and some of the squash that we sowed is getting ready to be harvested.