A MAN IN THE WOODS
The Corcovado Project was created by Dave Erasmus after a mind-altering trip to Costa Rica's Corcovado Rainforest in which he spent time under the same canopy as 2.5% of the world's biodiversity. In just a few short weeks, the frenzy of modern day life evaporated and Dave felt a resounding sense of peace that fuelled a deep level of creative thinking. The impact of both the Corcovado Rainforest and the culture of the Costa Rican people and their lifestyle (Google 'pura vida') inspired Dave to recreate a similar environment closer to home.
So in 2016, Dave set out on a personal experiment to get back to basics and learn from nature: he ventured into the woods in Sussex, England with no goals or agenda, living in a simple shepherds hut, and spent a year observing, writing, reflecting and simply being.
Dave began to document his experiences on camera and shared his videos weekly on his YouTube channel. His 50+ vlog series soon gained popularity online, with more than 2 million views from over 150 countries, and before he knew it, people from across the globe were connecting with his story, offering tips for outdoor living and even sending over tools and equipment to assist him.
Aside from the video series, Dave also produced the Corcovado Handbook and a short film, Once Around The Sun.
What started as a personal journey in V1 soon evolved into a social experiment as the Corcovado Project began to connect people across the world through the values of community, connectedness, nature and creativity. It was towards the end of V1 that the next chapter of Corcovado emerged...