At the start of this special project, the idea was a completely different one: the pilot, Joao Rodriguez from Portugal was looking for a location for a private summer house. Together with the renowned architect Manuel Aires Mateus he built beach huts in the isolated region of Comporta, south of Lisbon. However, Mateus is quite a genius in terms of architecture and it came about that the houses made of sand (Casas na Areia) represented Portugal at the Biennale in Venice in the year 2010. Magazines made the houses famous and Joao decided to rent out the huts to friends and guests.
There is a bit of history to this land: Comporta is a flat yet undiscovered region in which erecting any buildings was actually forbidden. You could not even really do anything there – besides visiting the fantastic beaches. If we’re perfectly honest, it had been an anti-tourist destination, which in today’s modern times might hit the nail on the head. A german newspaper once used the expression: “What do you do? Nothing” in a published article about Comporta.
But that has changed in the meantime: The land is now being developed with new projects arising. And with the Pretty Hotels Member Hotel Sublime Comporta and the new stylish Quinta da Comporta, there are two highly recommended hotels in this wonderful beach village.
But let’s return to the Casas: they are quite chic and luxurious too, because the furnishings were created by famous designers. Even the sand flooring has heating built in. There is a a total of four self-catering huts (however, breakfast can be delivered on request), and it is 20 minutes by bicycle to the beach.
Own house with kitchen from 500 euros per night.
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Casas na Areia
Sitio da Carrascera