Studio Gaia is tucked away in the countryside between lovely historic Vejer (10 min) & the wide unspoiled beaches of the Costa de la Luz (15 min).It offers a peaceful retreat after a day at beach or a night on the town, plus great distant sea views.
Studio Gaia is a small, independent apartment in the countryside which forms part of a beautiful ecological house (where the hosts Chris and Jo live). It is replete with loving details: wooden ceilings, terracotta tiles, stone walls, natural render, a small covered patio with a sea view and large patio area in full sun… the studio is flooded with soft amber light on long summer afternoons and is a fantastic place to relax after a walk in the nearby natural park or a day at the beach.
Location(URL HIDDEN)1.5km from the small village of San Ambrosio with its two bars and the Natural Park “La Breña” behind(URL HIDDEN) 5 km from the pueblo blanco Vejer de la Frontera, and a little further from the unspoilt beaches of the Costa de la Luz for example Zahora and Los Caños de Meca.(URL HIDDEN)The studio is reached on local, graded roads. On clear nights on the drive from Vejer to the studio you can see the lights of Morocco in the distance!
We provide: Wireless internet, walking maps of the area, local jogging routes, sheets, beach and shower towels, toilet roll, salt, pepper, vinegar.
The Studio is completely independent of mains: electricity is supplied by solar panels, and water is from a well. It stands in an acre of grounds, some planted as permaculture vegetable and flower gardens, and a large part is reforested with carob, wild olive, acacia etc. On clear nights one can see the Milky Way!!
Jo and Chris (your hosts) are warm and friendly and offer a ready welcome. After more than 20 years living in the area, they have detailed knowledge of the area that they are always happy to share. They'll talk about permaculture, solar energy, places to visit and sustainability to anyone who expresses an interest too!
Accès des voyageurs
You have your own shaded patio area with sea views, plus a terrace and grassy area. You can access the rest of the gardens and grounds too. Feel free to pick fresh herbs from the garden and throw your peelings on the compost...
Échanges avec les voyageurs
We will be on hand next door to help with any questions, but we are happy to leave you in peace if you prefer! We have several cats, but they don't come inside the house or studio.
• Check-in time is 3 PM.
• No parties or events
• Not suitable for pets
• No smoking except on the patio
We like our guests to relax, chill out and have fun. Apart from that rule, we ask our guests not to feed our cats or let them in the studio. Please don't use hair dryers, curling tongs, irons etc because the solar system can't cope with electrical items that produce heat. (You're fine to charge your mobile or computer, although it's better to do this by day if you can). Please smoke only on the patio and not in the studio Toilet paper in the bin provided. And that's about it!
I believe we make the world a better place by making every encounter respectful, friendly, and with a touch of humour.
I think sustainability can only be achieved by integrating all areas of human culture - the environment and economics, yes, but also personal development, local and international solidary, arts and culture and having fun! We are working to build a holistic permaculture design on our land, and to build a local community of permaculture practitioners in the area.
I love the Earth, see humans as just a small part of the community of living beings, albiet one of my favourite parts. I am always curious about the Great Mystery, the Infinte. I especially love this part of Spain.
I am curious about so many things, and I will devour any book you leave behind! (Though in these days of the Kindle and Ipad I guess that won't be happening so often...)
I look forward to meeting you.