I hadn’t planned anything before leaving for Costa Rica. Nothing. The voice inside me was telling me : « you’ll see when you get there. » The excitement of planning nothing was a big part of the thrill. I was open to all trajectories and intuitions.
From Neolithic to Native Americans, tribes around the world were organized into communities in order to get food, shelter, childcare, education and entertainment. The invention of agriculture transformed the nomadic lifestyle of the hunter-gatherers. The tribes started to settle down. They began domesticating plants ; saving the best seeds for the next season ; improving their techniques to pass them on to future generations.
Working, cooking, tidying, eating & living together.
I experienced community living for 6 months in Costa Rica. Helping on fields, I was sharing the everyday life with project coordinators and volunteers on site. Communal living is the cement that holds these places together and the key to their success.
The bus leaves San José (capital of Costa Rica) and heads to Playa Hermosa. We stop a little while next to a cemetery. I look out of the window and discover a pretty unexpected landscape.
Some architectural inspiration along my 6 month-trip in Costa Rica.