Simple, open and fresh with amazing view, very near to nature, many verandas and sea access. Our big house is a center for good living - incubadora do Buen Vivir. Meet & live with interesting people in a temporary, international community, in your own room. We are quiet, respectful, love good food and the exchange of ideas. Central location in the city center in a very simple & peaceful neighborhood. Welcome to real Brazil!
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 "favela" based living. You are invited to join our house-community, a very special get together of world-travellers, 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 being part of the "incubadora do Buen Vivir! You can also share 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.
We rent for temporary use parts of our house. You are responsible for it, we don't provide any service. We have 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!
We gathered a few 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.
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 - and no service like in a hostel - we are community improvised…!
We expect our guests to act socially. Participate and volunteer in some of our projects - sharing knowledge is the principle!
Everybody is (co)-responsible for cleaning the house, feeding the cats, watering the plants etc… The coordination is good and organized by the long term residents.
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 in all rooms…
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 not allowed.
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 stay. Ps 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.
If you stay longer, we can talk about any contributions…
It's a shared house - everything is open, except the private rooms
Interaction with guests
Depending on the guests and their interests - and who is actually in the house.
Other things to note
We are living in a poor neighborhood (favela). It is not dangerous, we know all our neighbors personally. For our community, the interaction with you, our guests, is very important. It is an 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 you to eat & drink in the amazing local bar "cantinho de Joe", to buy your beer at Do Carmo or in Gildas small drugstore (where you find fresh bred, onions, sugar and what you might need in everyday life), to order pizza or traditional food with our neighbor Dona Neite, to play football with the kids or take yoga classes in the community-room …
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.
Respect. Respect. Respect.
No guests from outside, if not accorded with the house mates.
No tolerance for sex-tourism or drug-tourism at all.
We are open minded, social activists, anti-racist and pro-GLBT.
If you are a smoker, ps smoke on the verandas and ask the others if they are bothered by it.
No loud sound!
If something breaks, please replace it.
Please don’t take the books away, our library is part of our work.
You can also leave something personal so that you are part of our story.
Everybody is responsible to keep the kitchen, bathrooms and living-rooms clean!
ATTENTION: PS DON'T THROW TOILETPAPER IN THE TOILETS!!!!
Please take care of our plants and animals - you will enjoy your stay even more!
Don't feed the cats while you are eating, but only after you've finished.
Miou Miou (the black one) and Madame Docie (the white one) share normal food, like beans, rice, vegetables and love meat and fish…
If you have some vegetable or fruit-rests (also gone bad), give it to Dona Elvira, our turtle living in the garden.
The plants in front of your room will enjoy daily fresh water!
We have special deals for monthly rent. Ask for it.
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I'm silvia, worldtraveler, anthropologist and artist. Celia - she is an artist, a singer-songwriter, and I share our house in Salvador de Bahia / Brazil.