Location: La Pita, Guacimal. 

Sourcing 'Cedro Amargo' (Spanish Cedar) for our frames & deckbeams. These trees were planted 50 years ago in a cow-field by a farmer to bring a more sustainable source of income in for their family. These secondary-growth trees were selectively cut, with environmental permits.  

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Milling the 'Cedro Amargo' (Spanish Cedar) with the Costa Rican sawyers / lumberjacks

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Unloading river rocks to build up the foundation of where CEIBA's keel will be laid.

People: Graham, Xavier & Lynx

Location: Monteverde Cloud Forest

Seeking naturally wind-fallen hardwoods within the Cloud Forest.

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Measuring & marking up a piece of 'Tamarindo del Monte' (ironwood) before sawing with the Alaskan Mill.

People: Iris (behind) and Federico

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Milling the 'Cedro Amargo' (Spanish Cedar) with the Costa Rican sawyers / lumberjacks.

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Teamwork during a weekend workshop. Permaculture (and other) skills are taught by guest instructors. This particular weekend was making an aquatic water filtration system, using plants to purify grey-water.

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Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Working with the neighborhood tractor to lift the new sliding table saw out of the truck. 

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Lesson on how to cut a line with the big chainsaw.

People: Lynx, Iris & Melle

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Richard works with the pick-ax to break apart the hard, dense clay around the foundation of where CEIBA's keel will be laid.

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Iris removes the guider nails after the first pass with the Alaskan Sawmill. 

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Shani learns how to run the Alaskan Sawmill from project co-founder Lynx Guimond.

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Spanish Cedar scattered across the shipyard woodlot, waiting to be cut on the sawmill. 

Location: Monteverde Cloud Forest

Up in the clouds, Lynx branches a Cypress (Cípres) that the team dropped. This softwood will become the weather deck of CEIBA, and the complete shipbuilding hangar. 

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

The boys take a break after completing a very wide cut with the Alaskan Sawmill. 

Location: Monteverde Cloud Forest

Gero carries a plank of Cypress (Cípres) that he milled from a standing tree. Gero participated in our three-month apprenticeship, learning all the steps from cutting down a tree to designing & constructing our treehouse-office, lead by Lynx.

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Lynx measures the width of this large Spanish Cedar. These pieces are destines to become the frames & deckbeams of CEIBA.

Location: La Pita, Guicimal

Our team visiting the site where our Spanish Cedars (Cedro Amargo) were sourced. 

From Left: Paolo, Danielle, Yannick, Ville, Gero, Lynx & Natassia.

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Our treehouse-office! Equipped with tables + chairs, lights + power charging stations and wifi, this is the perfect location for getting work done and holding meetings. Made of donated Cypress trees, our crew was able to install the entire platformss in just two weekends.

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

Covering the milled frames pieces (called futtocks) to protect against sun and rain. Spanish Cedar is a very stable wood, not prone to twisting or checking when drying. 

Location: Butterfly Gardens, Monteverde Cloud Forest

Belinda and Paolo mill a ''mystery hardwood'' in the Butterfly Gardens. This tree was standing, dead, and needed to be removed as it posed a threat of falling. It is very difficult to identify trees on the mountaintop if they no longer have leaves. Even the local tree specialists couldn't say for sure... we just know it's very very dense!

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

The neighborhood tractor at the yard, re-stacking the sawn timbers. These large pieces will soon become deckbeams of CEIBA.

All photos by Danielle Doggett
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Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

The neighborhood tractor at the yard, re-stacking the sawn timbers. These large pieces will soon become deckbeams of CEIBA. You can see the massive dimensions.

Location: Cocoroca, Punta Morales. Shipyard.

The neighborhood tractor at the yard, re-stacking the sawn timbers. These large pieces will soon become deckbeams and frames of CEIBA.