best view, socio-cultural impact

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1 Bed

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About this listing

Simple, open and fresh with amazing view, very near to nature, many verandas and sea access. Helping to build up a socio-cultural project.
Central location in the city center in a simple & peaceful community. Welcome to real Brazil!

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the private sunset, view from the veranda! we share it!

the private sunset, view from the veranda! we share it!

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 11:00 AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s) and Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $6 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $14
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

This one is special! Stay within a small working-class community in the best district of Salvador - without the problems you believe to know about community based living. You are invited to join our house-community, a very special get together of worldtravellers, artists, scientists and activists. Share your thoughts and your knowledge, have an amazing view and big open spaces, verandas and livings - and if you want:
be involved in our socio-cultural project!
If you are in time, you can also share the entire house including the Yoga/Video/Art Space downstairs too! You will help us with your contribution to build up our socio-cultural project.

Our house is a very special place to be.
That sounds good for you? We have even more to offer: Living in the city-center, absolutely quiet, in a green area, with direct sea access. We have a million dollar view and the privilege of nature. We are located in a very simple neighborhood, right in between the most expensive districts of Salvador!
The neighborhood is a bohemian place, not bourgeois or posh at all. It is a black low income community, where people of all kinds come together. You can come home late, as everybody knows each other - it's like in a village on the country side.

Residence & Cultural Center
We are a unity of 2 houses, offering different living options. There is also an amazing training/seminary room to use for yoga, dance, video-screenings, workshops ecc… (Use on request).
We are a "cultural center in development" - and are elaborating our artistic residencies program right now. So - stay in touch, if you have great projects in mind!

Single rooms
We gathered a few single rooms on one floor, with shared bathroom and kitchen and a big veranda. Great view, absolutely quiet, directly in front of the sea. A space for artists, seekers & researchers… to brainstorm, dream, discover together.

Studio for 2
For more individualistic people, we have an independent suite (ca. 30m2) with private bathroom, with a small garden, facing Bahia de Todos os Santos. Ask for it separately! The price is a little higher.

All our rooms are simple, but have what you need.
The luxury is the gorgeous view with the sunset in front of you, green spaces around the house, you hear the click clack of the sea and the chant of the birds…
But be aware: there's no TV, no Air Condition or Stereo-Sound, no standard furniture - we are community improvised…!
We expect our guests to act socially. Participate and volunteer in some of our projects - sharing knowledge is the principle!

Wider neighborhood
Just around the corner (up on the hill!), you'll find supermarkets, cultural institutes, theaters, language schools. . . Barra Beach or Campo Grande are just 10 minutes walk away. . .
There is a direct bus from the aiport, a lot of other busses in all directions. . . taxi to pelourinho is just 10- 15 reais, direct bus to rio vermelho. . .
WIFI is available upstairs, not in all rooms… but we are improving it.

Please note: we have NO TOLERANCE FOR DRUG- or SEXTOURISM, we don't accept it when people is unrespectful with the neighbours or with us; guests from outside are allowed if we agree on it,
absolutely NO DOGS - we have cats!
we are an absolutely LGBT friendly house and are activists for a better world!
To share our living situation, we prefere artists, scientists and open minded worldtravellers and can offer special deals therefore.

Contributions are depending on length of (website hidden) send some informations about you and your projects as well. . .

PS: we speak portuguese, english, spanish, french, italian, german… and communicate in any langage! Depending on when you are staying, you will find people speaking different languages, our email communication is in the above languages.

ATTENTION: Check-In only possible between 10:00 a.m and 6:00 pm.
Cleanig fee / 50.- each week
using the washing machine is 10.- Reais/wash
If you stay longer, we can talk about any contributions…

Guest Access

All spaces in Casa Matria are open to all guests, the rooms are private.

Interaction with Guests

Depending on the guests and their interests - and who is actually in the house.

The Neighborhood

We have the best neighborhood ever! our community is very small and peaceful, located in a green area with direct sea access. The only disadvantage is the hill you have to climb up, you'll loose a few kilos!
Otherwise, we are located centrally, inbetween all touristic attractions, in one of Salvadors most expensive neighborhoods, Vitoria / Barra.

Getting Around

a lot of busses, (including airport bus) and rent a bike station; parking on the street is safe.

Other Things to Note

We are living in a community (favela). It is not dangerous, we know all our neighbors personally. For our community, the interaction with you, our guests, is very important. They have the opportunity to talk normally to strangers and middle class people, to have a beer together at the local bar, to get informations about other ways of living.
For you, it is an unique opportunity to break prejudices
Living in a community means: being respectful, sharing knowledge, giving an economic incentive to the place where you are and being a good example!
So: we encourage our guests to buy their beer in the community, to order pizza or traditional food with our neighbours, to play football with the kids…
We help to arrange small along-the-cost-boat-trips with the boys from the community… Everything is best practice! Let's learn from each other!
If you stay longer with us, we organize projects together.

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House Rules

Respect. Respect. Respect.
And pleasure!

No guests from outside, if not accorded with us.
no tolerance for sextourism or drugtourism at all.
we are open minded, anti-racist activists and gay / lesbian /GLBT friendly. If something breaks, please replace it.
Please don’t take the books away, our library is part of our work.
Everybody is responsable to keep clean kitchen, bathrooms and livingrooms!
Please take care of our plants and animals; you will enjoy your stay even more!
the costs for mineral water are divided with your housemates.
Using the washingmachine is 10.- reais.
Special deals for monthly rent.
Please follow the instructions of Luana, who takes care of the house!

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1 night minimum stay
the private rooms have access to a central living room.

the private rooms have access to a central living room.

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Salvador, Brazil
Member since March 2012


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