Greenpiece, Paraty, Brazil
Owners Linda and Renato have been living at Greenpiece since they retired. Their dream was to invite people from all over the world to enjoy this beautiful vacation rental in Brazil, next to the Bocaina Mountains National Park, in a verdant, well-preserved valley.
Here, the air is 100% pollution-free, water is pure from the spring, and nature is on kaleidoscopic display: from the Atlantic Rainforest that surrounds you to the variety of colorful birds that soar over the property to feed on the fruit and raised tables that the owners built for them.
The interiors are equally as riotous: shocks of lime green, tangerine, and tomato red mingle with Van Gogh blues and honey-hued wood. The main house has soaring ceilings and is encircled by glass doors and screened windows so that it feels like you are in the middle of the forest.
The owners live in a third house which is on the land, but far enough away that guests have total privacy. They grow their own vegetables and swim in the river (it’s a two-minute walk down to the river and its friendly waterfalls). In the heart of Brazil’s ecological paradise, the greener life never seemed so abundant.
To visit Greenpiece, start here.