The synergy between a wildlife sanctuary and permaculture

Our wildlife sanctuary is home to hundreds of amazing birds, monkeys and wild cats like the ocelot, also known as the dwarf leopard.

We protect the pristine rainforest and wildlife by being present on the land and sounding the alarm when poachers and lumber thieves come by. We work in collaboration with local authorities to make sure this precious land is preserved for the generations to come.

We maintain an organic permaculture farm that is completely self-sufficient. It provides us with our cooking fuel, our delicious meals and it even allows us to be “carbon negative” through the use of an innovative technology called “Imbert system” which produces a “producer gas” that can be used to create electricity or drive cars and machines.In this carbon negative way of producing energy, we will be left with almost no pollution and byproducts such as heat,biotar and”biochar” since we do not burn the materials like Wood or farm byproducts such as coconut shells, but we only use the produced gas.

The One World base camp learning center is a 36 hectare self sustainable permaculture farm situated in 546 hectares of wildlife sanctuary. Our guests become an integral part of the ecosystem and the communities we visit. One World is located near Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, nestled in between Indigenous reserves and Afro- Caribbean fishing villages. The area is dotted with intact coastal rainforests, stunning Caribbean beaches and colorful coral reefs.


What do we teach?
How to satisfy this generations needs in harmony with nature while making sure that future generations will also be able to satisfy their needs.  It’s that simple – we teach what sustainability is supposed to be!

Our permaculture farm is designed to provide food for ourselves and our visitors. We see our role as the guardians and protectors of this beautiful pristine area. Our presence in the area significantly reduces lumber theft, squatting and poaching which are the 3 main threats to the biodiversity of one of the last remaining tropical paradises on earth.

We also work in collaboration with a local wildlife rescue center to re-introduce wild animals into the forest. We form part of a grassroots organization called the Guardians of the Forest, which coordinates ranger patrols and environmental education on a local level.