c/o cabanas is not just a holiday home but a refuge in pure nature paying tribute to sustainability and modern design. The black cabanas reside in Brejos da Carregueira de Baixo Comporta, one hour South of Lisbon, in an unspoilt reserve of 7.600 square meters with wild pine trees, rice field views, white sandy ground and the Atlantic Sea scent in the air. A deep commitment to quality and nature is evident in every detail.

Interior and products have been carefully selected in the three cabanas that can host up to 4 explorers and unwinders. A kitchen and dining table provide space for 8 persons, so friends can be invited. Cooking and daily cleaning is taken care of (c/o). Generous terraces, a pool and a 50 km long beach in walking distance invite guests to spend their days outside. 

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Architecture


»People and nature shall coexist seamlessly.« Given this briefing, architect Therezia Sloet tot Everlo started drafting and conceptualizing. The construction method is based on the traditional fishermen huts of Comporta. With an innovative energy concept and well-chosen natural materials, the holiday cabanas are true sustainability role models.

Products & Procurement


The desired outcome was a holistic approach sustainability. The interior and décor uses a combination of well-known sustainable brands with artefacts bought from the locals in Comporta and Lisbon. The procurement was operated by TUTAKA aiming at resource gentleness, plastic minimization, transparent supply chains, fairtrade and organic textiles and the promotion of businesses with social impact as defined sustainability criteria.

Every item at c/o cabanas has a story to tell - stories of ecological production, of social value chains, of creativity, courage and innovation, purpose entrepreneurship and sustainable design solutions. 

Collaboration & Co-Creation 


We strongly believe in collaboration and co-creation to realize outstanding and unique concepts. The c/o team consists of: 

Architecture: studio 3A, mima housing 
Procurement & Communication: TUTAKA
Furniture, Interior, Décor, Equipment:
Cabana Studios, Grüne Erde, COCO-MAT, Jesper Jensen, hejhej mats, Hydrophil, Phytosphera Azorica, Jeffies Hangers, Wildwax, sidebyside, Soulbottles, Olivenholz erleben, The Greatest Candle in the World, Opinel, Manufactum, Alma Gemea

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  • services

    • 3 cabanas
    • 2 x bedroom (32 sqm each)
    • 2 x bathrooms with microcement bathtubs
    • 1 x kitchen cabana (32 sqm)
    • 1 x guest washroom 
    • terrace / deck (170 sqm) surrounding the main bedroom and kitchen 
    • 48 sqm of terrace surrounding the free-standing bedroom cabana
    • pool (4.3m x 8.15m x 1.40m) with ionized water with deck/ terrace (125 sqm)
    • underfloor heating generated through photovoltaic panels and heat pumps
    • air conditioning
    • internet
    • daily cleaning and breakfast included
    • extra services such as cooking and shopping available
  • resting

    • beds (180 x 200 cm) by Cabana Studios Lisbon 
    • organic cotton bed linen by Grüne Erde: Sleeping in Organic Cotton sheets will lay the ground for truly recharging, uplifting and energizing nights - 100% free of toxins
    • natural mattresses by COCO-MAT: Dream mattresses are natural, free of synthetics or steel springs. Latex is extremely well suited for those suffering allergies such as house-dust.
    • sideboards by Cabana Studios Lisbon 
    • toilets by Villeroy & Boch 
    • taps by Bruma
    • bathroom Amenities by Hydrophil + Phytosphera Azorica: Rethinking bathroom rituals is both pleasurable and rewarding. We have replaced plastic waste with a nursing collection of soaps and accessories.
  • indulgences

    • dinner table by Cabana Studios Lisbon 
    • kitchen equipment by Side by Side: Side by side develops meaningful designs in workshops employing disabled people.
    • kitchen equipment by Manufactum: Manufactum is all about long-lasting, functional, aesthetic and responsible products, tracking down supply chains and promoting new material innovation. 
    • water glasses and jugs by Jesper Jensen: Jesper produces glassware straight from discarded wine bottles in his workshop in Berlin. 
    • knives by Opinel: Strong emphasis on the use of locally and sustainably sourced wood. 
    • bee wax cloth by Wildwax: Store fresh farm produce applying bee wax cloth.
    • water bottles by Soulbottles: Water is key to a healthy lifestyle. As such is replacing plastic bottles with these high-quality glass bottles. 
    • fridge, freezer, oven, induction hob, extractor and dish washer by SIEMENS
  • activeness

    • pool (4.3m x 8.15m x 1.40m) with water treatment by ionization (low concentration of ions is let into pool water that neutralizes any disease-causing microorganisms) 
    • 2 yoga mats by hejhej-mats: Those eye-catching workout accessoires are an upcycling product from the foaming industry. The producer offers a full product life-cycle solution by taking back broken mats and recycling them again.
    • garden to unwind and exercise
  • details

    • candles by The Greatest Candle in the World: The candles are an upcycling product from cooking oil waste. The used oil is being collected throughout Portugal and being transformed into candles nearby Lisbon. 
    • hangers by My Jeffies: The beautifully carved hangers are made of wood from sustainably managed forests sustaining and protecting what one loves. 
    • cloth rack, ironing board, dustpan by Side by side: Side by side develops meaningful designs in workshops employing disabled people. 
    • Guppyfriend: Guppyfriend provides a way to wash synthetic fibres without emitting microplastics into the wastewater. The bag will not only protect the garment, but also hold fibre pieces inside.
    • Cleaning: We commit to cleaning procedures which do not compromise on neither highest hygienic standards and ecological factors. 

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experiences

COMPORTA & SURROUNDINGS

Experience & Discover

  • Local tours with fishermen, cork manufacturers, bird watchers
     
  • Excursions to the Salinas, dolphin watching, rice and sweet potato harvest, wine tasting, Stork »Ninho de Cegonha« tour
     
  • Horseback riding, Biking, Kayaking, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Swimming, Surfing

Eat & Drink

  • Frida recommends: Museu do Arroz restaurant and Sal beach club 
     
  • Architect Therezia loves: Dona Bia and O Dinis
     
  • TUTAKA Founder Franziska and Alexandra went blissfully to: Café Comporta

Feel free to contact us for further 
information on Comporta and its surroundings.
Inspiration can also be found here.

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traditions

Voices of Guests & Press

We built these houses to have a secluded retreat where we can think, rest, spend time with our family, read and enjoy nature.

Christian & Frida

Moments of tranquility and deep connection to nature - that’s what these holiday houses offer.

Alexandra, visit in May 2019

Comporta cabins: sustainable breaks for escape artists.

Wallpaper magazine

The love for details and high quality products make the cabanas unique.

Hans, visit in May 2019

c/o cabanas
Brejos da Carregueira de baixo, lote 79
7580-611 Comporta
Portugal

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We look forward to your holiday enquiry. Do you have any questions or comments?
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