Updated: Feb 18
Hola and welcome to The Fusion Home Blog!
We’re Amy and Matt, and together we live off-grid in the rainforest in Costa Rica’s wild and beautiful Southern Pacific region.
We each came to Costa Rica independently, in search of an adventure and to escape from the norm -- it’s not a surprise that we met and fell in love at a magical jungle community called Finca Bellavista, where we decided to build our Fusion Home.
In 2015, before we even began building the initial structure, Matt started the original website thefusionhomeblog.com as a place to share our design plans for how we envisioned the layout of the home and to document our progress with friends and family. We also used the site to repost articles about the different gadgets and technology that we were going to incorporate into the build.
The last few years have really taught us to hold the vision and trust the process, which has become one of our favorite sayings and life mottos, and a great reminder for us to go with the flow as we continue to create a life less ordinary.
It’s been a wild ride so far, but the real adventure is only just beginning. Our home is now (mostly) completed (although, is a home ever really finished?) and is available to rent on Airbnb or directly through The Fusion Home website. We’re excited to share what it’s like to live off-grid in the jungle, and to give you an inside scoop about our favorite places to explore and awesome adventures to have right here in our backyard.
**When we’re ready, we’ll also post about our future camper van conversion project for our intended road trip from Costa Rica to Alaska (no set plans yet, but we’re holding the vision and trusting the process since that has worked for us in the past!)
We continue to find that the most fulfilling way to live life is authentically and from the heart, and always choosing kindness. We believe that it’s not what we do, it’s how we do it, and we hope, if nothing else, that our stories will inspire you to live in alignment with your dreams, to let your heart lead the way, and of course to come explore this beautiful and wild region of Costa Rica.
If there is anything specific that you would like to know about relative to our lifestyle, exploring Costa Rica, or The Fusion Home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us - we would love to hear from you!
Pura vida and much love,
Amy & Matt
UPDATE: 18 February 2020
Hey guys, Matt here...
I just wanted to let you know that we have created a members only forum! It's free and easy to join.
Amy and I get a lot of questions pertaining to our lifestyle, build, eating habits, Finca Bellavista, off-grid living etc and find that we answer the same questions - a lot!
The forum will allow us to answer questions in one place and hopefully grow into an online community where we can all help each other.
As a member, you will be able to interact with our forum, find answers to questions you never knew you had and meet other owners, volunteers and guests of Finca Bellavista.
We cover a wide range of topics such as volunteering, properties for sale within the community, long term renting, lifestyle, Finca Bellavista in general, construction materials and sources, gadgets, solar power etc. We are currently working on profiles for each of the houses within Finca Bellavista so you can be sure you are selecting the right one when visiting (or purchasing).
You can earn badges (all free and fun) to unlock certain categories that grant you access to the backend of what happens behind the scenes in the community as well as earning discounts up to 30% for stays in 'The Fusion Home' to be used at your discretion!
Once you have signed up, head on over to the 'members' category for more information!
Pura Vida and see you online,
Matt and Amy
Interested in experiencing off-grid living in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone, or learning more about the Finca Bellavista community in general? You can book a stay at the Fusion Home or any of the other rental homes at Finca Bellavista. If you have at least two weeks and really want to get your hands dirty, check out the Finca Bellavista volunteer program!