The House


A perfect retreat to inspire and work


Casa Na Ilha Residency programs runs in a house built by an artist above the sea level. It is 800 metres from the beach and 4 km away from the island historical center and town,

Is emplaced in the middle of the rainforest on the top of a hill, surrounded with nature and a breathtaking view to the ocean, beach, palm trees and mountains.


Located north in the island, the house is walking distance from the beach. 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 a natural waterfall, a garden full of flowers, trees, orchards, and spring water supplies, birds and ocean sounds, creates the perfect environment to relax the mind and focus on projects.

The house is located in a closed high profile neighborhood community that was built in one ‘morro’ side called Siriuba 1. Being built in two levels, we have stairs from the main floor to the room floor.  The bus stops are at the entrance of the neighborhood. We are located 0,7 miles/1 km from the entrance. It takes 15 minutes to go down the road and 20 minutes to come up the hill, which is steep at one point. Take this under consideration if you have any problems with mobility. 


To get to town, the bus runs every 30/40 minutes. It is also possible to reach it walking beach side as well as biking. 



Studio Facilities


The house has a main studio and several shared working spaces, indoor and outdoor, as well as gardens and deck. Artists can set the working space they feel most comfortable in any of the places and can be used at any time during the day or night.  The private rooms have space for working privately (unless you are working with large scale projects, please contact us)


An indoor shared studio for artists to work and develop their projects is on the main floor. The studio is full of windows that look right into the ocean and beach. The studio has a small deck and outdoor area for artists that likes working outside as well as a small covered patio.

Also, a general shared  indoor area where artists read, work and get together, and an outdoor gallery and deck space surrounding the house as well as an open work area. 

Gardens are also used as workspace depending on artist’s projects. The house has a front main garden and others that goes  up and down the house where some artists love to work in the nature.

The studio has its own 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.


Lodging and Accomodation


The house has private and shared rooms, all of them with ocean view, The rooms are located on the left wing on the house, in an independent level.


There are three rooms, all ensuite. 


They can  be used as working space as long as its preserved. No Painting is allowed inside rooms


Each room has a ceiling fan and mosquito nets can be given upon request.


Each private room room has it own bathroom, windows facing the ocean and can be used as a private working space. They have independent access, ceiling and ceiling fan



The shared room takes up from two to three artists at a time in one room, also surrounded with huge windows that faces the ocean.


Usually shared room are all same gender shared, however, depending on the session availability they can be mixed.


It is big and spacious and have showers and toilet separated from each other but inside the room.