Category: Sustainable Development

Costa Rica treehouse community on ABC

Matt and Erica Hogan’s sustainable treehouse community down near Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is getting amazing press these days, and I’m not just talking about my profile of them in the third edition of Living Abroad in Costa Rica (which hit the bookstores this week) or my post on this blog, Life in the Costa Rica Trees.

Finca Bella Vista was featured this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America and profiled on ABC’s web site as “the first energy-efficient treehouse community.” I’m not so sure they’re the first, but they are definitely one of the most interesting. Matador Travel agrees, and has featured Matt and Erica and their zip-lining bulldog Kimbo in Breaking Free, billed as exploring “the lives of real-life Americans who have dared to live their dreams.”

The film is heavy on expats in Costa Rica and Panama, profiling not only the Finca Bella Vista folks but also Christine and Suresh of Desafio Adventure Company in La Fortuna near Lake Arenal, who’ve taken me on some great trips, including rappelling down the face of an all-too-tall waterfall.