Houses and Chozas
Chozas are among Andalucia’s oldest traditional dwellings. Local wood provides the basic framework of the house, then cane branches are tied on to provide a lattice-work for the straw thatch, which provides sturdy, water-tight walls. The entire structure is held together with flexible wooden straps that are tied around the entire house to keep it in place. A big part of our philosophy in creating Casas Karen, was to preserve this ancient art of house-building.
Inside things have moved on a bit from the eighteenth century. Each of our houses and chozas are individually designed and decorated with comfortable living areas, well-equipped kitchens and independent terraces with dining and barbecue areas. All of the houses, except for the chozas and seafront apartment, have either wood burning stoves or open fireplaces making them ideal for cosying up after long walks on the beach in the winter.
We try to do everything as environmentally consciously as possible, including all the cleaning products we use, and encourage our guests to do the same. You can buy organic produce locally and we ask that you put organic waste in the composter during your stay to help keep our gardens happy and healthy.