The Finca is our playground, sanctuary, home and working place. It is old and vibrant land where traditional farming formed the landscape. We introduced modern biological horticulture, developed a fusion of both, nowadays known  as permaculture. After all this years the Finca has become our main source of vegetables, fruit, seasoning,  medicine, conserves, firewood, manure, construction material & income.

 

Exploring or staying on the finca, if only for a couple of days, leaves you
with an undeniable sense of harmony. The natural beauty of it, achieved
through unwavering commitment to this organically slow Life Proyect,
meant to go on for many more lifes to come. An invitation to inspiration.
 


La Víspera is a well-established organic herb farm. In the Herbolario herbs are dried and processed into delicious blends on a daily basis. We also process herbal extracts & massage oils and make our own mango- & cherry tomato chutneys, jams, rhubarb sauce & fruity nectars. Besides we are specialized in leafy vegetables & edible flowers. All our products are part of the slow food menu at the Garden Café.

Every day we harvest fresh products  for the natural food lovers, 

creative chefs and confectioners in the city of Santa Cruz.

 


 

Natural building

All beautifully finished houses are mostly built with natural local materials. We play with round shapes, Φ the Golden Ratio and Feng Shui. In recent years we have experimented a lot. In guesthouses La Lumbre and La Cobija our guests can experience this for themselves.

Higher up the mountain, we built our dream house Akasha and the writers studio Atma, the first house with a green roof in Bolivia.

During the construction of La Cúpula our creative local eco-contractor organized a one week course at the Finca, applying adobe, bottles and earthbags (super adobe). Below the result: the meditation dome and at the bottom floor the laundry.

 

La Cúpula


 

Native Park


The finca is home to some 90 species of birds; you can find  iguanas, foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels, skunks, weasels, guinea pigs, bats, and sometimes even see an Andean deer, a porcupine or a mountain cat.

In this Native Park we cherish native plants and trees. The stone walls are reminders of the old Inca Road leading to the local sanctuary, the current ruins of "El Fuerte".

We have 2.5 km. path laid out, using the routes formed by the dogs and the horses before we entered this former wilderness. Here you can wander at ease and merge into the bushes, overgrown rock formations and wonderful vistas. 

 

 

 

 

 

organic food

 

 

 

 

 

 

Herbshop & Products
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Design dream house 'Akasha'

 

 

'Akasha'

 

 

 

 

 

 

'The Throne' uphill is an awesome spot.

 

Native Park