Valley of Eden
We would love to welcome you to Valley of Eden, a piece of paradise on earth.
You stay in our wooden cabins with a view over the valley.
Of course you can also explore the area, take walks, visit a praya fluvial (beach on the river), explore the historic center of Castelo Branco, spend time at Marateca Lake, go shopping in the modern part of Castelo Branco, enjoy a nice eat in a cozy restaurant,… We are happy to give you tips on this.
In the evening we will probably find you on the wooden deck, where you can enjoy a sunset that colors the sky in the most beautiful colors, and then a night sky dotted with countless brilliant stars…
After your stay in the Valley of Eden you feel rejuvenated, there is more peace in your system and at the same time you feel a new energy flowing through you.
Included in your stay
Stay in our wooden cabins with a view over the valley.
You have 2 wooden cabins (3 if more than 4 people) to yourself.
LIVING AND SLEEPING CABIN
The first cabin is the living and sleeping area (2 if 4 people).
We have furnished it with love and an eye for atmosphere and detail, so that you will feel good and welcome here. We have also thought of what you practically need, and we have provided two single beds that can be connected to each other to form a double bed, a table and chairs, a cozy (sleeping) seat to relax in, and a cupboard for storing things.
KITCHEN AND BATHROOM
The second cabin is the kitchen and bathroom cabin.
Here you will find the fully equipped kitchen, with everything you need to conjure up a delicious meal (a gas stove, an oven, a fridge, a freezer, everything from pots and pans, plates, glasses, bags and cutlery that you need). If we forgot anything, don’t hesitate to ask us!
In the same cabin, next to the kitchen, there is a bathroom. Here you will find a compost toilet, a sink and a shower. Our compost toilet is very easy to use and completely odour-free. We are happy to explain how you use this. We like the idea that what we think of as waste can be turned into something that gives nourishment and life to the food forest we are creating.
GOOD TO KNOW
Our piece of land is surrounded by nature, and you can only reach us via a forest path. This is easily drivable for a normal car during most times of the year, especially if the car has a rather high distance from the ground. If you have a car that comes very close to the ground, or during periods of prolonged heavy rainfall, or simply, if you find it too exciting to drive on a forest path, we are happy to offer you a lift between the village and the Valley of Eden. You can park your car completely safely in the village. You can also choose to cover the distance (just over a kilometer) on foot and enjoy the nature around you.
A stay in the Valley of Eden is an off-grid stay. This means that we are not connected to any utility network and that we provide for our electricity and water needs ourselves. We get water from the river, and after careful and extensive filtration, we can use this water for cooking and washing. We get drinking water from the specially equipped fountains that you will find in every Portuguese village on the village square. We provide electricity through solar panels, and in less sunny periods we can also use our emergency generator if necessary.
Our toilet is a compost toilet. Urine and solid stools are separated. The urine drains separately and we cover the faeces with sawdust. Our compost toilet is very easy to use and completely odour-free. We are happy to explain how to use the toilet. We like the idea that what we think of as waste can be turned into something that gives nourishment and life to the food forest we are creating.
To keep our homemade manure useful, we ask you not to consume meat during your stay here.
We try here in the Valley of Eden to reconnect with nature,
this is therefore not a location for loud music or wild parties.
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