Bioclimatic cave lodgings in Andalusia

Spain - Andalusia - 18800 Baza

cottage

Capacity 8 Person

3 Bedroom

3 Bathroom

110 m² Living space

kg Emissions per night

from 176 €

Per night
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Rental description

Welcome to Sam and Aurôre’s great bioclimatic “cueva” in Andalusia!
Located on an 8-hectare rural estate planted with olive trees, this 110m² troglodytic eco-lodge offers an unusual habitat not far from Baza regional park.
4 other troglodytic, air-conditioned and tastefully decorated ecolodges offer accommodation for between 2 to 4 people. During the summer months (01.04 to 31.10), guests can relax in the swimming pool out in the open.

Your plain feet troglodytic eco-lodge can accommodate up to 8 people in 6 rooms. The independent lodging has 3 bedrooms equipped with 8 single bedsand bathrooms, a kitchen, a living-dining area and a terrace facing the south with a mountain view.

Neighbouring restaurants serve specialties for you to try, but there is also a supermarket nearby the cueva. You can also buy fresh vegetables from your hosts.

Come and recharge your batteries in quiet, natural surroundings blooming with wildlife whilst taking the time to explore the fascinating Andalusian region! The owners will welcome you as friends and will be happy to introduce you to the activities, places of interest and sites that are not to be missed.

Sustainability criteria

The owners have carried out the ambitious project of renaturalising the site, planting more than 750 olive trees and other trees in a semi-desert and abandoned environment far from any electro-magnetic radiation.

Today, their estate produces organic olive oil and contributes to sustainable development through reforestation. The olives are cultivated and harvested in the old-fashioned way, by hand. A well with a natural sulfur water gives the land a natural food supplement. They use horse manure in combination with said water as a natural alternative to fertilizer.

The planting of trees suitable for the climate, such as almond and olive trees, helps combat the effects of drought and soil erosion and contributes to safeguarding biodiversity. Their vegetable garden operates on permaculture principles. The plantation of trees and hedges protects the vegetables from the hot wind and the sun. Their efforts have been fruitful, for many insects – including bees – and small animals have returned to the estate! Finally, a drip irrigation system brings the right amount of water to the plants during nighttime.

A troglodytic cottage has a small ecological footprint by nature: initially dug into the rock, it does not use modern composite materials such as concrete and does not require major construction work to build up. Porous stones such as limestone and sandstone have a high thermal regulation capacity and a modest cost. In a cave, the median yearly temperature is between 18° and 23°C. It regulates itself naturally, which saves heating or air conditioning. In winter, for example, a 30-minute chimney fire will suffice to reach a pleasant 21°C. The swimming pool has a salt installation with electrolysis so that chlorine is unneeded.

The estate also produces fruits and vegetables in permaculture from unique natural old seeds bought at Kokopelli.

Situation and surroundings

Country: Spain
Region: Andalusia
Location: 18800 Baza / Altiplano de Granada
Closest motorway exit: 4 km
Nearest shops: 3 km
Beaches: 110 km
Car: recommended
Bus station: 4 km
Granada airport: 120 km

Traditional habitats, Sam and Aurore’s caves are located on the edge of the natural park of Baza, in the Altiplano desert, in the region of Granada.
The center of the small town of Baza is only a 10-minute drive away and the beautiful city of Granada is about an hour’s drive away.
The surroundings of the house offer many possibilities for sports and cultural activities: hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, canyoning, canoeing on the Lake Baza, balneotherapy in hot springs, etc.

The *National Park of Sierra Nevada * is roughly an hour and a half’s drive away.

Facilities

  • Rental type: cottage (at ground level)
  • Holiday type: Eco-vacation, ecological vacation, family vacation, farm holidays
  • Surface: Living space 110 m², plot area 85.000 m²
  • Number of rooms: 3
  • Bedroom: 8 Sleeps , 1 double room(s), 2 triple room
  • Bathroom : 3 with shower and toilet
  • Kitchen:
    • cutlery
    • dishes
    • freezer
    • Fridge
    • coffee maker
    • microwave
    • electric kitchen stove
    • oven
    • toaster
    • water boiler
  • Exterior equipment:
    • garden furniture
    • barbecue
    • barbecue
    • lawn for sunbathing
    • deck chair
    • sunlounger
    • communal swimming pool
    • parking
    • sun terrace
    • terrace
  • Interior equipment:
    • furnished kitchen
    • wood-fire
    • Air conditioning
  • Utensils:
    • television
    • Wifi
    • satellite reception
    • washing machine
    • iron
  • Sport facilities:
    • bicycling
    • canoeing
    • mountain-biking
    • paragliding
    • Horseback riding
    • to hike
  • Services:
    • self-catering
    • End-of-stay cleaning
    • cleaning services
    • Linens & towels provided
    • bicycle avalaible
  • Suitable for:Wheelchair accessible, elderly people, child, cycling-friendly, Pets considered
  • Other: non-smoking area, Low-carbon rental
  • more information:

    Pets allowed (prior agreement with the owner)

  • Languages spoken by the owner: English, French, Spanish

Prices

Prices are indicated: Per night

Period Minimum stay Per night Week-end´s prices
12 Oct - 12 Oct 3 nights 176,- € -,- €

Additional information about prices

*Price indicated per night for 5 persons, minimum 3 nights.

+24€ per additional person, max. 8 persons.

Included in the price: taxes, bed linen, towels, firewood, internet, collective parking, masonry barbecue, swimming pool, garden furniture, deckchairs, shade pergola, bicycles and End-of-Stay cleaning, Mhikes mobile app for excursions.

Option, payable on site :
- Purchase of vegetables and fruits

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Enquiries

Thank you for your request for this ecofriendly accommodation! Our team will contact you as soon as possible. Please don't forget to specify the age of your children.

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