What It Takes: Rainforest Living

Live sustainably in a luscious landscape

It’s important to appreciate and respect this planet we call home. Learn practical ways to live off the land on a vibrant farm in the middle of the rainforest in Costa Rica.

9 Days
1 Country
Loads of Skills


What does sustainable living really mean? Whether you want a career focused on sustainability or just want to incorporate the practices into your daily life, learn-by-doing at a farm within a rainforest where your carbon footprint is seriously low.  You’ll learn about permaculture and eat what you harvest; you’ll learn to build sustainably and naturally using materials straight from the forest.  You might even learn how to make your own soap!  Living green is valuable no matter where life takes you!

Program Highlights

  • Roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty.

  • Build your confidence as you build natural structures.

  • Learn to be not only comfortable, but self-sufficient in the outdoors.

Reasons To Go

  • Costa Rica is not to be missed! Rainforests, wildlife, and wonderful weather.

  • Meet diverse people who are interested in how to take better care of ourselves and our world.

  • Gain a deeper understanding of our natural environment.

Skills (View Full List)
  • Permaculture

  • Natural Building

  • Living off the Land

  • Ecotourism

  • Working on a Team


Skills for Life

Costa Rica


Rancho Mastatal

“Winterline provides the knowledge and experiences that I couldn’t possibly gain from a lecture hall.”

Program At A Glance


What It Takes: Rainforest Living

Dates Offered

January 2, 2018 - January 10, 2018

February 24, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Duration 9 Days

Costa Rica

Winter Break 2018 Early application Oct 16, 2017

Winter Break 2018 Final application Dec 4, 2017

Spring 2018 Early application Dec 15, 2017

Spring 2018 Final application Jan 26, 2018

  • Day 1 Arrival and Orientation
  • Day 2-5 Skills with Rancho Mastatal
  • Day 6 Transport back to Central Valley
  • Day 7 Free Day
  • Day 8 Winterline Core Day
  • Day 9 Departure
Permaculture, Natural Building, Living off the Land, Ecotourism, Working on a Team
Partners (Partial List)
Rancho Mastatal

Bunk Style

Program Fee


Fees include all in-program skills-training, travel, food, lodging, emergency medical and evacuation insurance.

Fees do not include airfare to and from Costa Rica or transport on free days.

Details & Schedule subject to change.

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