Our Eco-Pods are every glamper's dream! Constructed from a wooden frame and sewn canvas walls they are as original as they come - designed by Rory. The combination of the fresh mountain air and cozy bed with it's high quality mattress promises to leave guests refreshed.
The inspiration for the Tetra-Pods was that the tetrahedron is the simplest 3 dimensional shape found recurring in nature. Our equally sided Tetra-Pods reach 6 meters in height to a star-gazing ceiling.
Then came a design for a 5 sided structure, which led to our Penta-Pods. They sit directly on the river so are built on stilts for if the river rises during Winter. Even in the height of Summer the river is cool enough to chill a few beers while you enjoy the scenery from your very own pentagonal-shaped deck.
We are continuing to expand, and by Summer of 2020 we will have our two stone houses fully renovated for guests who would like to come on retreat immersed in nature, but prefer to not sleep in an eco-pod. Stay tuned on our progress, and for more details to come.
As an alternative, we have a budget option for retreats to come and pitch your own tent in our camping area.
When we do not have a retreat, a course, or a yoga teacher training running, we rent out the accommodations for bed and breakfast. Inquire directly through our Contact Page.
As part of our sustainability our shared showers are heated by either a wood burning fire, or by the heat of the sun. On a hot summer's day a wash in the river using our complementary and home-made natural soap is a perfect way to freshen up and cool down.
Our shared toilets are all compost/dry system toilets, which is again part of our minimal waste of water. After use, rather than flushing you put in a scoop of saw dust.
Meet Lily and Lola, our dwarf goats! Maintaining our permaculture principles, they eat the weeds and provide us with milk to make fresh cheese. We have pigs that enjoy roaming freely down by the river, and chickens for fresh eggs, too. We also have loveable pets, 4 dogs and 2 cats.SEE MORE
Sip a coffee as the river flows past your private deck of one of our 5 Penta-Pods. Star Gaze from bed in one of our 4 Tetra-Pods. Pitch your own tent in our camping area. Or from Spring 2020, stay in one of our renovated traditional Portuguese stone houses.SEE MORE
We have built some eco-friendly facilities that blend in well to those that are naturally provided. Paddle in the natural swimming pool, relax in the wood-fired hot tub, rock jump into the creek for a wild swim, or stand up paddle board along the River Mondego....SEE MORE