La Casa de fang is an ideal combination for an enjoyable holiday, designed especially for nature lovers, organic food and bio-architecture.
We would like to welcome you to our house in the Costa Brava. "La Casa de Fang" means the house of clay in Catalan. Clay is one of the basic materials we used to construct the walls, in the traditional "tapial" style used by the ancient iberians of this area. I live here together with Lluís Auquer who is an architect, specialized in the construction and restoration of old houses. Our house is a haven for lovers of "bio-architecture and is not for everyone.
The house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms (8 pax.):
- 1 master bedroom with a double bed. Fits 2 people (Master bedroom).
- 1 bedroom with a double bed. Fits 2 people. (Maria's room)
- 1 bedroom has two single beds together two more single beds in an adjoining room. Fits 4 people. (Anna's room)
We are located in Rupià, a quaint medieval town, 12km away from the coast and the hustle and bustle. Our house is located within 7000m2 of land, consisting of the local cork tree. We grow our own fruits and vegetables in our organic garden. From the house you have a magnificent view of the Ampurdan country landscape as well as the Mediterranean sea and the Mede Islands.
When designing the house, Lluis paid special attention to giving the house a bright and airy feel with floor to ceiling windows that seamlessly connect the inner living spaces with the exterior. Inside the house, we use natural materials like wood, sun-baked mud, reeds and natural fabrics like wool, esparto grass and Egyptian cotton. The interior of the house overlooks a natural rainwater pool of water lillies and papyrus.
The house has a system for collecting rainwater through a drainage system. It also has a recovery system to purify the water through a pond with native natural plants. We use this water to irrigate the garden and part of our bio-garden.
In a corner of the garden, by the woods, we have a built a 20m long eco-swimming pool that is also naturally fed by rainwater free of chlorine or salt that is naturally purified using underwater foilage.
We use solar panels to heat the water we use. The house has six solar panels to heat water for domestic use. The house is heated by a floor heating system water at low temperature and is complemented with a fireplace in the living room and a wood stove in the dining room. We do not have airconditioning anywhere in the house or bedrooms, and prefer to cool the rooms through currents of air. The bedrooms do, however have fans when it get a bit too hot in summer.
IMPORTANT. When you rent the whole house, your rent includes the domestic services (5 hours x day) help with the cooking and cleaning as well as a gardener.
La casa de fang is place for nature lovers who want to be surrounded good design, healthy food and bio-architecture.
Catalonian legal terms: tourist tax of 0,50 Euros per person per day anyone more than 16 years old for a maximum of 7 days.
It's forbidded smoking inside.
Hola! Soy Mercè, profesora de danza creativa para niños y barcelonesa de nacimiento, aunque llevo ya treinta años viviendo en el campo, a 12 km de la Costa Brava.
Me hará mucha ilusión ofrecerte mi maravillosa eco-casa en la que podrás disfrutar de unos días de absoluta sensualidad: espacio, luz y agua. Percibirás la naturaleza y el paisaje al tiempo que cocinas, comes o descansas. Me gustará ayudarte a conocer la zona del Baix Empordà, sembrada de pequeños pueblos medievales, y a escoger las mejores playas y calas de la Costa Brava.
Hi! My name is Mercè, I'm a teacher of creative dance for kids, born in Barcelona although I've been living in the countryside for the last thirty years, near the "Costa Brava". I'm very happy to offer my wonderful eco-house where you will be able to enjoy some days of absolute sensuality: space, light and water. You'll perceive nature and landscape while you cook, eat or just take rest. I'll be pleased to show you the surrounding area (Baix Empordà) which is spotted with small middle-age towns, and to recommend the best beaches and small bays of the "Costa Brava".