Montinho da Luz, who, what, where

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We are:

Our family of four is happy to welcome you in Quinta Bohemia.

We, Edouard & Ilse, live on site in one of the 5 casitas with our children Luna who is 12 and Marley 8.  Our idea was to find a home we can share with others that are on vacation, travelling, working away from home, needing to take a break & relax, looking for a retreat or a week of activity and family fun. We are starting our food forest this fall…so hopefully you can start ‘doing your groceries’ at Quinta Bohemia in a few seasons! During the spring and fall you can also expect small group retreats and workshops ranging from Aireal yoga to ceramics, loom weaving, to farm to table cooking classes … at our Quinta.

Quinta Bohemia feels like a mini-village to us… far enough from the crowds, but close enough to beach and bars & shops to be comfortable and offer a good ‘vacation’ lifestyle!

 Montinho da Luz is on a plot of almost 1.5 hectares. Construction started originally in 2004 and the holiday homes were occupied from 2005 onwards. We took over in January 2011 and in 2014 we built Casa da Jardim. In total there are now 5 holiday houses on the property. Montinho da Luz is beautifully built and well thought-out, we have implemented various environmentally-friendly modifications, for example the garden is irrigated with the help of groundwater; the computer keeps track of how long and how much water is needed for watering. The electric hobs have been replaced by gas. The pool is now salt water, and the trees in the bird garden get filtered water from the fossa (our sewer system).

Our biggest pride is the hot water supply. On the roof of our technical room there are 10 solar panels that heat the (municipal) water in the 950 litre boiler. In addition to hot water, for showering etc, we can also heat the casa's with it; the houses have radiators, which disseminates a delicious, even heat. The advantage is that the electric underfloor heating does not have to be used intensively anymore. Incidentally, we have installed a wood stove and an industrial pellet stove to support the solar panels, during the cooler winter days with fewer hours of sunshine. The pellets are particularly environmentally friendly, almost no residual combustion. In the wood stove the fire burns on our own prunings.