The architectural practice of Aires Mateus designed Casas Na Areia as a getaway from the busy life of the city to the small village of Comporta in Portugal, a place where peace and simplicity go hand in hand. The structure tries to emulate the simplicity with its design and keep the decorations and furnishings to a minimum.
The project consists of four double bedrooms spreading over a surface of 30 square meters with ensuite bathrooms providing accommodation for a group of up to eight persons and the housing also offers a Mediterranean breakfast and maid service.
The rustic and traditional exterior fits in perfectly with the surrounding environment, but the interior tries to offer its residents the comfort of a modern interior with the open plan design and the high tech sound system, illumination and internet. Other services include the swimming pool outside, a fully equipped kitchen with dish washer, microwave oven, coffee machine and cooking utensils, along with a small utility room where a washing machine and four bicycles wait to be used.