A “wild, abandoned and ruined farm” made Marco Pinto and Julie Pereira, both sons of Portuguese emigrants, trade Paris for the Algarve four years ago. In the French capital they had “a crazy life at 200 an hour” and a real estate management company; in southern Portugal they discovered the true meaning of the expression slow living. They’ve slowed down, but they’ve been able to keep busy. Under the name Casa Brava, the couple founded a natural cosmetic brand known for soaps and a bed & breakfast within the neverthed farm. There are two stone houses that resulted from the recovery of ruins, both independent and with private garden, where organic and vegan breakfast is served. While the old corral is entitled to the salamander and hammock on the porch, the former scythe has become unrecognizable and now accommodates three people in a bright white room.
Outside, there are several lounge areas to enjoy nature. After all, there are two hectares with the right to the pool and where even the stones have stories to tell – in 2020, they began to be transformed into soap dispensers and even containers for candles, for sale in the brand’s store, in the historic center of Loulé, not far away.