This holiday home is about one thing: peace.
If you enjoy the sound of your own thoughts to the back drop of the breeze through leaves, this place is for you. A true get away, a holiday for the senses, unwind under an olive tree in the mountains...
Nestled in the nook of an ancient olive terrace this property treads delicately on the landscape. Built underground with a strong ring like shape the curved ceilings and lightwells are a feast for the senses, changing the interplay of light as the sun moves overhead. With two cool double bedrooms to the rear, a bespoke shower room and huge dining/kitchen/living area. A 4m high atrium filled with plants, floods the property with natural light at it's centre. We love up-cycling our roadside finds to make beautiful original furniture and do so wherever possible. From the agricultural fruit boxes to our washing machine drum bathroom sink, the decor is certainly different! The kitchen countertops are made from polished concrete and are made in situ to fit the space. We love lighting and have coloured lights in the kitchen that smoothly shift through the rainbow just for fun! Access to the internet, DVD player, and stereo. Large shaded fly free area to the front of the property for dining al fresco and lounging enjoying the stunning mountainscapes. Built in BBQ area. We love to make atmospheric spaces for the comfort and relaxation of our guests.
The house is 4km drive on a partially alsphalted track to the pretty riverside village of Tivenys where you will find all local amenities and a very relaxed atmosphere. A further 20 minute drive takes you to the medieval town of Tortosa. The Els Ports nature park is a 40 minute drive, the coastal beaches 35Km, the nearest being L'Ampolla.
We collect rain water, so we expect guests to be aware of their water usage and use water saving good practice. Our energy comes from the sun so we only use low consumption appliances, so that means a holiday for your hair straightners too!
La casa es tal cual se describe, es mas, tiene gratas sorpresas. un lugar tranquilo agradable y solitario.
Eve, tienes una casa preciosa. Ideal para pasar unos días de relax y disfrutar del paisaje. Nos hemos sentido como en casa. Gracias por tu confianza.
Cuando vi las fotos de la casa me parecieron geniales, justo lo que íbamos buscando. Pero al ver la casa in situ la sensación fue mucho mejor; un diseño muy cuidado y respetuoso con el entorno, con mucha luz, a pesar de ser una cueva, debido al sistema de claraboyas que utiliza y un aislamiento del calor y el frío muy natural, a base de vegetación en el tejado.
Los espacios dentro de la casa son muy amplios y con los muebles justos y muy confortables. Ideal para que los niños jueguen a sus anchas.
El porche de fuera tiene una vista impresionante de las montañas y de los campos de olivos que rodean la casa, en los que el único ruido que se escucha es el canto de los pájaros y el sonido de la brisa.
Ha sido una gran y relajante experiencia. Una pena que sólo se pueda alquilar semanas completas.
La casa de Eve es perfecta si buscas paz, paisaje y silencio. Como buscábamos esto, nuestra evaluación es excelente. La casa es de espacios amplios para cuatro personas y llena de luz. La terraza natural que se encuentra delante de la casa es impagable. Eve nos ha atendido con amabilidad y rapidez.
Magnifique endroit inattendu en pleine nature. La maison est surprenante et c'est un véritable petit havre de paix.
Eve's house is ingenious. The sky lights create a maze of beauty at all hours of the day. it is a house that has been lived in and loved. You can feel the relaxed vibe. You can try her localy pressed olive oil and home made jam. The stillness of the surrounding Cardo mountains is also worth the trip on it's own. You can explore the vast olive groves and discover many treasures. It is fit for a perfect vacation away from it all.
If you are looking for peace and serenity it can most definitely be found here. Up an extremely windy dirt road, ( which honestly is not for the faint of heart) to your own private oasis amidst the olive trees, you will find an intelligently designed cave house. It looks just as awesome as it does in the pictures.
While we didn't get the opportunity to meet the owner or caretaker, whenever we needed help (the internet kept getting knocked out by storms) we got a quick response.
One thing to note though is the bedrooms. Seeing as the house is actually a part of a cave, and the bedrooms are in the back with only a teeny window on the ceiling, they can get a little claustrophobic, even though there are high ceilings. We had to keep the bedroom door open to sleep comfortably. It certainly may not bother everyone, it didn't seem to bother some of our friends that came to visit, but just something to keep in mind.
The area around the house is fantastic, there are so many things to do and see within 30 minutes to an hour drive. We particularly loved the Priorat region. We most definitely felt like the seven days we spent there were not enough!
Thanks for the sparkling review Allison. We will get a fan to put in the bedrooms to help circulate the air a little for those super hot summer nights and leave a note to better explain how to open and close the light wells in the ceiling. Glad you enjoyed the area, makes me feel homesick!
I am a mother, a writer, a promoter, a designer, a gardener. I love to find things others no longer want and make them a new home in a new way. I love living off grid and off the beaten track. My life long quest is to master the spanish language that I love, and to one day be able to tell jokes.