CASAS NA AREIA COMPORTA
Most striking feature:
Casas na Areia is the ultimate family vacation home – and it did win a lot of architectural prices. Let’s start at the beginning. The owners of Casas na Areia (houses in the sand) weren’t working in tourism but when they visited an exhibition at the Tate in London together with a friend who happens to be an architect they got the idea for a family home in Comporta. An area close to Lisbon and an area which wasn’t (and still isn’t) touched by mass tourism. Casas na Areia was actually meant for them to use, but they weren’t there all the time so why not rent it out to friends? The main casa is so special because there’s sand on the floor. You can say you take the beach into your home. And don’t think it’s primitive, because there’s even heating underneath the sand and there’s electricity you can use as well. It’s architecture in the most special form. That’s why it won a lot of prices, got featured on several design blogs and more and more people wanted to stay there. So it’s possible to take your family there. Dive in the pool with a view over the rice fields. Drive to the beach to have lunch. Or simple stay at home read the books and magazines or cook at the huge kitchen. This is what a holiday should feel like!
Extra: last picture is a picture of the beach close to Casas na Areia.
Check out: www.casasnaareia.com
My trip was sponsored by Transavia.