Cabana de Palha

The Straw Bale Cabin is the perfect country holiday cottage for one to four people; peaceful, relaxing and environmentally friendly. It is unique in that it is  Portugal’s first holiday home made from straw bales!

A unique holiday experience! The cosy, Straw Bale Cabin stands in the corner of the sloping terrain, overviewing the mountainous landscape and the hundreds of years old granite stone dry stacked walls dividing the terrain into layers. Amazing!

The curvy, clay plastered walls, wooden beam and deep, wooden windowsills give the cabin the feel of an old country cottage.

The eco accommodation is built like a a studio: one big open space. It comprises a small kitchen made of recycled and wooden elements,  a lounge area with a wood stove, opening out onto an amazing view, and tucked away behind dreamy curtains, a double bed and comfortable sofa bed that can be turned into two single beds.

 

 

The Straw Bale Cabin has a very special feel. Everyone remarks upon it. Perhaps it is the natural materials used throughout, the care and attention to detail, or the fact that it is handmade especially for you.

It is wonderfully warm and cosy in the winter months. The sun pours in during the day to heat the Cabin for free.  A small wood stoves quickly warm the Cabin on cold nights and the wide super insulated walls retain the warmth for a long time.

Rates

Based on a 2 person´s stay. Each extra person: 25 euros a week

  • Off season:  450 euro per week or 65 euro per day  ( 1 September –  30 June)
  • High season:  520 euro per week or 85 euro per day ( 1 July – 31 August)

Between September and June, the straw bale eco-lodge can also be rent for longer periods of time at a good discount price.  It has proven to be an ideal writers, artists, or retraite cabin. Contact us for the possibilities.

Prices including:

  • first basket of stove wood (if cold weather) & ax in case more wood is needed. Fire wood can be bought here as well.
  • free showers (no annoying shower coins)
  • use of the kitchen, including cooking gas (potent. shared with other guests from the guestrooms only)
  • fresh bedlinnen
  • electricity
  • end cleaning
  • parking

Prices excluding:

  • towels, kitchen cloths   (for rent)
  • drinks & meals

 

Availability

You can check the availability online or send us a mail

 

Arrival / Departure

Your accommodation will be available from 16.00 o´clock on. In case of an early arrival, feel free to start exploring the camp site & the surroundings, to take a dive in the bio-pool or a refreshing drink at the Adega.
We request you to leave the accommodation, clean,  at 10.00 o´clock  the latest so we have time to get everything in order for a pleasant stay for the next guests.

 

See´The making of´ on facebook.

Construction of the Cabin commenced in June 2013. The walls were built with locally grown wheat straw in just five days, during a workshop. Over the next four months we put on a roof, made and fixed in the windows and protected the walls with lime render and some clay plaster. During the winter months we worked hard to complete the interior and The Straw Bale Cabin was ready to welcome its first visitors in Spring 2014.