Welcome to your home away from home

Alternative short-term accommodations in

Colares, Sintra

In 2007 the abandoned farm with greenhouses and a small dwelling in ruins, situated in an idyllic valley between the town of Colares and the coastal beaches, began its transformation into an oasis for wildlife and a testing ground for alternative sustainable technologies and buildings. Now offering the opportunity to experience ecological harmony firsthand with a stay in the following unique accommodations, as well as an exciting variety of activities, classes and workshops.

All Proceeds will go towards furthering projects and courses with sustainability and ecological living at their core.  


The Strawbale Cabin


The Straw Bale cabin was the first Eco-construction on the Land. Built on a foundation of recycled car tyres, the straw bale walls insure perfect insulation and a warm, dry, cosy atmosphere year round.


The Earthship

With a retaining wall of tyres built into the side of the hill, the Earthship has rammed earth sides and floor. The "green" roof blends in to the rest of the hillside.  Reclaimed materials such as wine bottles and railway sleepers were combined with cob for the walls.


The Yurt

The original hand-painted Mongolian yurt has a wood floor and ropes made of horsehair. Plenty of space for 3 double beds and one single bed. It is a quiet oasis located just next to the natural swimming pool and sandy beach area.

Upcoming Events at the Quinta


Iyengar Yoga Retreats

16 - 20 May, 2019

20 - 24 June, 2019

19 - 23 September, 2019

contact georgiamarnham@gmail.com

“...a beautiful piece of land in a wonderful area, close to the beach, in the countryside, only birds, dogs and the waves making sounds.”

- Caetana