Want to run away and live in a sustainable treehouse community? Go to Finca Bellavista in Costa Rica.
You can build your own stilthouse or other “arboreal dwelling”, as long as it abides by the community guidelines, which include such things as small square-footage structures, getting rid of waste through a compact biodigestor, and being attached to the community SkyTrail zipline pathways. It’s located six miles from the Golfo Dulce coast as the crow flies, although not much in a Costa Rican conservation area is direct. The community is isolated but has access to internet and phone service, as well as fresh produce and eggs from local farmers.
Sounds pretty idyllic, frankly, even considering that you have to become a Costa Rican corporation before you can buy land there. But is it worth it? Oh my gosh, yes. Maybe I have a Peter Pan complex.