A Holistic Approach to Design
We are happy to consult with you on all areas of your tropical homestead. We focus on solar design, and natural construction. From foundation to roof and everything in between, like toilets (both wet and dry) we can help you navigate your build.
Beyond that we can help you navigate the transition to your new life here.
We offer workshops in Natural Building and Solar Energy. We also conduct a number of Community Development Projects focused on small but meaningful building projects in the homes of neighbors and workers. Ranging from three days to ten days, our workshops provide a solid introduction to sustainability and off-grid living.
Coffee Shop & Bakery
Not only to we want to live in a natural home but we want to feed our bodies healthy food made with love. We have a small artisan coffee shop and bakery called Pan de Mama, where we bake fresh homemade bread, pastry, pies, and cakes. Our offerings changed based on what is currently in season and available.
Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
At El Jardin de la Vida, we have an appreciation for nature. We seek to use natural building materials to create unique, livable homes. Our goal is to create a space integrated into the natural environment rather than in opposition to it. Using local materials and green energy, we can create a healthy space that works with nature rather than against it.
We work closely with all our clients to create custom designs that we engineer to their individual needs and desires, rather than providing cookie-cutter plans.
T E S T I M O N I A L S
My experience for the cob building workshop was amazing! I had done a bit of research and had a lot of interest in working with cob and theres no better experience than hands on! They were extremely attentive on showing how each step of the process was done and why. It was a great cultural and community building activity right in the heart of a beautiful island. 'El Jardin de la vida' knows their stuff and are phenomenal people. I would do it again in a heart beat and highly recommend it!