Hidden in a cosy and sheltered corner, rises, on a wooden plateau, the yurt: a traditional Mongolian circular tent that has found its way to Brejeira. Hardly separated from its environment by the isolating felt and the outer canvas, the round walls safely embrace you like in a womb. While you count the many Algarvian stars through the open roof, the crickets sooth you into a deep sleep. A double bed and a couch that can be transformed into an extra bed offer space for two to three persons; extra bedding can be provided on request.
On the spacious veranda in front of the yurt, you can relax in the lounge chairs while you watch the sunset with a glass of good Portuguese wine. Accompanying the yurt, a small round garden house provides the necessary shadow on warm summer days and a small campingas stove to make simple meals.
Short, carved out stairs lead to the bathroom, where you can enjoy a spectacular private shower with a view or a sitting-session on the compost toilet.
If desired, you can make use of the breakfast service, which will be brought done to the yurt, so that you feel alone in the world.
At a 15 minute drive, in Silves, numerous local restaurants offer a great variety of lunch or dinner.
This location is not suitable for the physically infirm.
No smoking inside the yurt.
No campfires, as this is forbidden in Portugal due to the high risk of fires.
The dreamers, that’s us, Sander and Claire, since summer 2009, Brejeira counts a tough inhabitant: Ayla, and march 2011 has brought us a brand-new member: Ravi. Sander is a carpenter, but also an all-round handy-man, from electrician to plumber to plasterer, in short: the foundation of Brejeira. Claire, in some far away past a social anthropologist now converted to building-helper and vegetable- grower, runs the business. And luckily, we have Moelie and Zola, our two very faithful and very sweet female dogs, to guard the whole land and especially to give and receive a lot of cuddles. They enjoy all freedom, yet can, on request and at certain times, be tied up. However, those who do not like dogs will probably enjoy their holidays more somewhere else.