As of November 30, Casa Criollo opened for business. Emily McKinnon of York University was the cabin’s first researcher/ guest. Small improvements will continue to be made over the course of the field season to finalize this cozy space.
In 2013, construction began on a researcher compound adjacent to the Rainforest Science Cooperative Lab. This compound will ultimately include 3 cabins, a composting toilet and a hot/cold shower. Currently, one cabin and the bathroom facilities are complete. The remaining two cabins are expected to open in early 2014.
The new researcher compound at BFREE is equipped with its own composting toilet.
Grayson Sierra of Placencia painted new signs to help visitors identify trails and facilities around BFREE.
Situated near the dining room, this four-stall composting bathroom is beautifully landscaped.
The shower facility in the researcher compound utilizes one of the Mexican sinks on its exterior wall for washing hands and brushing teeth.