The House


A perfect retreat to inspire and work

Casa Na Ilha Residency programs runs in a ocean side house built by an artist, 15 km away from the island town, emplaced in the middle of the rainforest surrounded with nature.


Located south in the island, the house has direct access to the sea, a peaceful coastline where natural pools are formed. The absolute peace and tranquility of the place are perfect for feeding inspiration and disconnection with the world today that generally cause blockages between the artist and their work. Close to natural waterfalls, a garden full of flowers, trees, an organic garden, orchards, and spring water supplies, birds and ocean sounds, creates the perfect environment to relax the mind and focus on projects.

To get to town, the bus runs every 30/40 minutes and the stop is a few meters away from the house. 

Studio Facilities



A general indoor area where artists read, work and get together, an outdoor gallery surrounding the house and two other separated indoor studios as well as an open work area.


Gardens are also used as workspace depending on artist’s projects. Gardens go up and down the house where some artists love to work in the nature.

The studio has its know bathroom as well as places inside and outside to place your materials. 

There is a space for painters or installations, where you can work freely and with a sink to wash your brushes, rugs and materials.

There is also a fride available for storing your snacks or beverages.

Lodging and Accomodation

The house has private and shared rooms with private balcony ocean view and ensuite bathroom. Each room is equipped with a desk for work.



The house has two big private rooms, each one with ocean view balcony, ensuite bathroom. They are both located in the second floor of the house. The room is very spacious and can be used as your own private working space.





A small private room is available at the first floor of the house. Its located outside the house in a small patio, right next to the main building. 

The room has its own private desk and shared bathroom.



A shared room is located in the top floor of the house. The room is big and airy, surrounded with windows that have the best view of the house: full ocean and horizon, waves and birds flying in the sky. Bathroom is shared, there is one toilet and two bathroom available in different floors of the house.