April 14, 2020

In early 2020, Casa Congo hosted researcher Damiano Duci who conducted an in depth analysis on the town's water quality, which provided valuable insights to the community on the level of substances in wells, in the river and in the ocean.

Casa Congo will now commence ed...

March 25, 2020

Casa Congo was recently featured in The State of the World’s Sea Turtles XV report. SWOT reports are created and released annually and are conceived to raise awareness on sea turtles research and conservation. The SWOT team award small grants each year to help field-ba...

February 17, 2020

From February to April 2019, Casa Congo was fortunate to host Francesco Luise, an Italian researcher who conducted an extensive socio-demographic analysis of the El Astillero area to gather a baseline of data and allow us to have a better understanding of the community...

January 25, 2020

Thank You!

Three years ago we were in the Marsaglia house in Rome talking about a bamboo village and community center on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. We had a dream: a big family learning from each other and working with nature to make the world a better place.


July 7, 2019

The Ocean Cleanup viewed through a socio-scientific lens

In January 2019, a 600m float broke down due to equipment wear, likely resulting from an engineering pitfall. This wreck brings to light the uncertainties and criticisms issued towards The Ocean Cleanup.

This proje...

April 21, 2019

Hello fellow environmental advocates and built environment lovers!

My name is Jaime and in 2018 I spent 2 weeks in the community of Astillero on the southern coast of Nicaragua working with the Casa Congo School of Conservation.

During my stay at Casa Congo, I volunteere...

January 30, 2018

This year, Casa Congo will offer sustainable tourism experiences through conservation camps and special workshops focused on bamboo construction, surf, wellbeing, art and more. These are unique opportunities to learn, whilst giving back and living in a unique part of t...

January 14, 2018

There is no better way to end the year and start the festive season than with a celebration in the city where celebrations are done best: Rome, Italy. During a warm pre-Christmas night at Hotel Adriano's Gin Corner in the city centre, friends, family, supporters a...

November 25, 2017

"Every year thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles come to nest in this undiscovered paradise. Lately, the turtles have face intense human pressure leading up to death. Poaching their eggs (an illegal activity) is stronger than ever, due to the high market value. Via Ca...

November 19, 2017

There's someone we'd like to internationally recognise for his efforts in Astillero over the last five months. Since arriving in Nicaragua from Italy he has worked consistently hard (usually without saying a word) to get our construction program up and running, winning...

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