Casa Tambor is a guesthouse and a peaceful haven of nature, plantation, arts, music and gatherings. Characterized by a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, the location consists of four independent and private holiday homes available to rent: Cabin Vermelho (the red cabin), Cabin Amarelo (the yellow cabin), Casa Verde (the green house) and the Glass Bungalow.
Casa Tambor was built in harmony with nature and with the conviction that all elements should co-exist in harmony and in the most natural way possible. On 3,000 square meters, we have planted more than 50 species of fruit trees and more than 30 species of medicinal plants. We cultivate vegetables and salad in our organic garden as well as manioc and corn, amongst other plants.
Our guests are welcome to explore the location, including the garden, the plantation and the amazing view from the top of the hill. Another highlight: it’s a very good spot for bird watching.
A brief history of the construction process:
The seeds of Casa Tambor were planted in the beginning of 2013 by the founders Katharina and Luciano.
The first few months was spent organizing the wild piece of land. We confronted lots of challenges, such as making the land accessible, transporting the construction material up the hill, building the access road and setting up running water and electricity. During this process, we faced periods of strong rainfall and lack of labor. Many challenges were overcome and many lessons were learned along the way.
Casa Tambor is built in harmony with nature. All the constructions were planned and designed by us. We always seek to build in a sustainable and organic way, using local materials (such as the stones for the stairway), recycling demolition materials (particularly wood) and doing everything with creativity and simplicity. We believe that plants, animals, humans, water, and the earth are all part of one living organism which should be respected and taken care of. Casa Tambor is an illustration of this philosophy in practice.
The Glass Bungalow was the first construction to be built. Finished in March 2014, this was the building where we originally lived in for the first couple years. Following this, we built the Cabin Vermelho and followed by Cabin Amarelo and Casa Verde, which were finished by the end of 2015. In January 2016, Casa Tambor was inaugurated as an ecological guesthouse. Since then we have received visitors from all over the world, who have brought great energy to Casa Tambor. Our art and nature projects are continuously growing at Casa Tambor…