House

Casa WAN

Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal

Casa WAN is an artist project in rural Portugal around the village of Aljezur in southern Portugal. The aim of the owner is to bring art and tourism together in this culturally weak region. Guests of the house can support the work of an: s artist: in directly through their stay and gain insights into their work in the off-season.

The house was built in the 1980s and renovated in 2020/21. Casa WAN celebrated its opening in June 2021. Planned by a Portuguese family as a summer residence, it is located in a secluded one-way street next to other houses from the same family. There are no direct neighbors inside, and the house is beautifully embedded in the Costa Vicentina, a special part of the Algarve. This area is integrated into a natural park, which is the largest protected area on the Portuguese coast. The guests enjoy the numerous hours of sunshine here and immerse themselves in the landscape with its color palette of lights. The only background noise that you can hear during your stay consists of the chirping of birds, waves and the gentle rustling of the flora.

When the hostess Nadja Buseck saw the house for the first time, she was blown away from the building. She wanted to buy it immediately, but it was already sold out. Months later I got a phone call saying the house was up for sale again, and this time she was able to buy the casa. Nadja loves Portugal and finds that the country transmits images that are not very pre-defined and that, as the host and operator of the Kunsthaus project, she therefore has the opportunity to help shape them. She appreciates the presence of nature and wants to make it tangible for her guests.

The name Casa WAN is derived from the main platform "Where About Now". The initials have great significance for the hostess, not only in a geographical but also in a metaphorical sense. Casa WAN is in a truly magical place and the project aims to challenge the contemporary (now).


Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom60 €
entire housefrom150 €

Sustainable

ArchitectureThe accommodation is furnished with vintage furniture and used design objects, creating a sophisticated and at the same time retro atmosphere. The sustainable objects each tell a story. The attention to detail can be felt in each of the bright, light-flooded and cozy rooms. The bed frames and mattresses are high quality and handmade from natural materials from the COCO-MAT brand. The guests in Casa WAN sleep naturally and in any case like a dream. The renovation took place in cooperation with local craft firms.

The employees: all live in the village of Aljezur, but some of them are not from Portugal. Casa WAN is an artist residency, in which artists are recommended, but we also cooperate with them. Local cultural initiatives and sustainable cultural projects are also supported and presented to the guests, including in a welcome letter. Invited international or local artists can live in the accommodation free of charge for up to two months and receive access to a private studio.

EnvironmentThe hot water of the accommodation is obtained by means of solar energy, and the garbage is separated in the entire house. There are various collaborations with local and international sustainable companies that made the interior design possible.


Characteristics

  • Quiet and intimate place in nature for travelers and artists: inside
  • Lovingly furnished with selected designer and vintage furniture
  • Fantastic view of the sea and lake, surrounded by rolling hills and wild nature
  • Exclusive welcome letter with recommendations for the best natural and cultural experiences in the area
  • In the high season, Casa WAN is available for exclusive bookings
  • In the off-season, private double rooms with their own bathroom can be booked. During this time an artist lives and works on the property, and small events take place
  • Numerous activities are possible in the area: surfing, swimming, horse riding, hiking, bird watching, skating, bike tours, and much more

Holiday home3 bedroomsOwn kitchenno childrenWi-Fino disabled accessno Poolno pets

Features

  • 3 bedroom holiday home for 6 people
  • Fully equipped kitchen for self-catering
  • 3 en-suite bathrooms + guest bathroom
  • High quality beds with Coco-Mat mattresses
  • Closest shop only 5 minutes away
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom60 €
entire housefrom150 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Faro it takes about 1.5 hours by car to Casa Wan (114 km). Sagres can be reached in around 45 minutes (50 km), Lagos in around 40 minutes (39 km) and from Lisbon it takes a good 3 hours (324 km). The exact address can be found on the website.