Casas de Taipa

What you can expect

The Taipa Houses are a set of four typical Alentejo houses that we offer to our guests to feel like one lives in the genuine Alentejo. Casa do Compadre, Casa da Comadre, Casa do Lêntéjo and Casa dos Vizinhos are located in the parish of São Pedro do Corval, the largest pottery center in Portugal. The conviviality with the inhabitants of the villages as well as the rustic aspect of the houses allow those who visit us to live the Alentejo in a pure state …

The houses in Alentejo are single storey. The construction is made with brick or mud walls, which is a material formed by wet earth compressed between collapsible wooden flaps, removed after drying. These walls are based on shale foundations that extend to ground level. The walls are whitewashed with colored skirting boards, usually in blue or ocher. The windows are small, to keep the house cool. The roof is of two waters, with lining of reeds or wood to isolate of the heat. The houses have a generally large chimney.


      São Pedro do Corval