Apprenticeship Program

Live, work, learn and practice on a lush 1 hectare with many mature fruit trees between the Pacific Ocean and the tallest mountain of Costa Rica (Cerro Chirripó) for 6 or 12 months. Here, in the Diamante Valley,  EcoMaste is calling in brothers and sisters who are passionate about natural building, bamboo construction and furniture making. Interns, volunteers and students will learn the value of building both natural materials and Bambú from Master "Rodo".

This program is a living experience for self transformation with the opportunity to become a member and co-create with us. You will have the chance to step up to important roles in the farm, live in an intentional community, and earn an enterprise. This program is an interviewed position with commitments, expectations and agreements that should be in alignment with our values between everyone for an easy and harmonious flow.

In this journey, you will be in the path of a regenerative living education through hands-on workshops, radical self care coaching / guidance and intentional community living. This experience is also a great way to learn how to apply permaculture and work with like-minded individuals who love bambú and like giving back to the earth.


The apprenticeship program is an opportunity for brothers and sisters that are both visual and hands-on learners ready to give back to themselves, mother earth and the community. Grow each day along side root members and be part of the change we want to see in the world.

Ask us about our discount for Costa Ricans and Locales. We also provide a scholarship for a Costa Rican who wants to pursue his/her career as a Natural Builder.


6 Month 

In this six month program you will learn all the necessary skills and 

techniques to build with bamboo.


  • All meals included

  • Regenerative living education

  • Intentional community living

  • Space for camping

  • Shared room at extra cost

  • Access to trails, river & waterfalls

  • Weekends are free time




1 Year

In this one year program learn all of the tips & tricks to build anything with bamboo and natural materials.


  • All meals included

  • Regenerative living education

  • Intentional community living

  • Space for camping

  • Shared room at extra cost

  • Access to trails, river & waterfalls

  • Weekends are free time




*Must have travel insurance*

Good mental / physical health and energy

35-40 hours per week combined between theory learning and hands-on practice per week

Enthusiasm, discipline and perseverance

Teamwork and collaboration


*Are air tickets included in this price?


*How about transportation to EcoMaste?

We do not provide transportation from or to the airport but can help facilitate.

*When is there time off?

Saturday and Sunday.

*How far is the nearest town?

Tinamaste is only a 30 min walk or 10 min drive.

*Is there taxi service?

Yes. We have contacts for taxi. 

*How far is the beach and the closest city?

The nearest beach is 40 minutes in the town of Dominical.

The nearest city is San Isidro, only a 35 minute drive.

*Is there a smoking area?

Yes, but not encouraged. Behind the workshop there is a smoking area. During the day, we expect students / volunteers to be fully present. Working with bamboo and generally in construction, full attention is required.

*Are there things to do around or at the farm?

Yes. We practice yoga, Women's and Men's circles, community gatherings, cacao ceremonies, permaculture, aquaponics, massage therapy, reiki, and meditation. Also, our neighbors are masters at Yoga, TaiChi, Qigong, and Sacred plants. We also provide information about activities to do in the Diamante Valley and the region.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Contact us.

Wholeness, Much Love & Pura Vida!