Finca Bellavista – Business Insider

Colorado Couple Builds A Treehouse Village In Costa Rica

Finca Bellavista – Business Insider.

Erica and Matt Hogan never intended to walk away with 600 acres of wild rainforest when they went shopping for a little piece of Costa Rica to call their own in 2006. 

They happened upon a slice of land that was marketed as a potential harvesting site (i.e.: prime for deforestation) and decided to save it from the chopping block.

“[The land] felt really sacred from the get-go and we felt like this would be a travesty to let this be deforested,” Erica told Business Insider.  “It was bigger than what we were intending to purchase

initially. And one night I just thought, well there are some really cool trees on that property. What if we built treehouses?”

The idea became Finca Bellavista, an epic undertaking that’s become a thriving treehouse village, where the locals bounce door-to-door on ziplines and dinner is grown in everyone’s backyard.

“It’s a labor of love and it’s more than just our business,” she says. “It’s our life.”

The entire land is pretty remote. The closest town is 1.5 miles away, which "contains a school, a church, a pulperia, a bus stop, a handful of houses, and (of course) a soccer field. That’s it. No souvenir shops, no mini-malls, and no rowdy bars," according to the Hogans.

Talk about amazing places to see! I just had to share this story about a couple who started building treehouses and now they have a little community of treehouses and treehouse dwellers. The residents and visitors go from house to house on ziplines, and they live a sort of communal life that many apparently are interested in sharing. Very cool stuff going on this little blue marble!

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  1. Hi Everyone,

    My husband and I are Owners/Innkeepers of Bella Vista Bed & Breakfast in Gold Country. Let us know if you want to do a trade sometime ? Your Community looks really cool !

Hey reader, watcha think?