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ID: 25553  Wild Glamping Yurt & Tipi Retreat
    O Homem Verde Yurt & Tipi Retreat, Relvas near Penela
B&B or Self Catering
Eco Friendly
2 Yurts & 1 Tipi

Woodland Setting

Location: Relvas near Penela

O Homem Verde offers low impact holidays in a traditional Mongolian yurt in a peaceful woodland valley nestled amongst olive mimosa and oak trees.
O Homem Verde Retreat is the perfect place for those looking to relax, unwind and take in the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy swimming, walking or just sit back and relax.

Located in a beautiful little valley on the edge of the village of Relvas, O Homem Verde Retreat is in the real heart of Portugal, within a forest setting and just 10 minutes drive from the historic town Penela.

O Homem Verde Yurt & Tipi Retreat, Relvas near Penela
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O Homem Verde Retreat welcomes families, couples and friends to come and stay. Our wish is provide a relaxing, easy and welcoming ambiance for all, set in a low impact, sustainable and child friendly environment.

Staying in a yurt is a magical experience. You can watch the night sky through the circular roof from the comfort of your bed, drift into a peaceful sleep to the sounds of the night and relish the romantic, almost medieval charm of a circular space.

    O Homem Verde Yurt & Tipi Retreat, Relvas near Penela O Homem Verde Yurt & Tipi Retreat, Relvas near Penela
Our Eastern Yurt is a mongolian yurt that has a diameter of 5.8 metres, giving enough space to sleep up to six people comfortably. Hand painted in striking traditional designs and decorated in am ethnic/rustic style, you will sleep in a comfy double bed from which you can view the night sky above.

There is a double sofa-bed and table and chairs, as well as chests and shelves for storage. It has its own fridge and cooking facilities on the south facing deck outside and its own toilet 10 metres away. The yurt is also equipped with electric lighting, power plugs and wifi internet.

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Our new Woodland yurt, with a diameter of 4.8 metres, is ideal for romantic couples or the smaller family and will comfortably sleep up to four.

With a simple and elegant natural wood finish, this yurt has a very harmonious ambience and is very tranquil and calming. The double bed and furniture have been handmade locally with similar natural wood finishes of the yurt itself, adding to the uniqueness of your experience. There is also a double futon/sofa-bed, low table, chests and shelving and the decor is a similar woodland chic of our Eastern Yurt and is equipped with electric lighting, power points and wifi internet.

The outside deck area is where you will find the kitchen complete with the cooker, fridge and table and chairs.

    O Homem Verde Yurt & Tipi Retreat, Relvas near Penela O Homem Verde Yurt & Tipi Retreat, Relvas near Penela
Each yurt has its own compost eco toilet nestled under the trees very close by, now becoming famed as the loo with a view, they are charming wooden structures that sit easily within the landscape and through open windows give a private view of the hills.

Our shower and wash block, share between the tents, are again covered but open to the sights and sounds of the surrounding widllife whilst remaining private. Indeed, a very refreshing "safari style" shower, with which to invigorate yourself.

We are proud that our facilities are low impact and eco-mindful and are built using local timber and recycled materials. They are a clean, functional, stylish and fun way of maintaining a connection with the environment and will certainly add to your experience.

Recycling as well as compost bins are also supplied.

What to Bring

We provide all bedding and towels (not including beach towels) to keep your load lighter.

We also provide all the basic cooking equipment.

Even during the spring and summer months it is advisable to bring a light raincoat and a warm jumper as it can be cool in the late evening at the beginning and end of the Summer season.

It is a good idea to bring a torch as night lighting in the wild camp is limited - best for night sky watching!

Please note that the paths around O Homem Verde can be a little uneven with steps reaching down to the yurt and tipi.

Things you might need:

Portuguese phrasebook
Beach towels for river swimming

    O Homem Verde Yurt & Tipi Retreat, Relvas near Penela O Homem Verde Yurt & Tipi Retreat, Relvas near Penela
If you would like to make an enquiry about this accommodation please email us with your name, contact details, preferred dates and number of guests:
Our surroundings allow plenty of opportunity for exploration and adventure if you want it, with plenty of off the beaten track nooks and crannies for peace and privacy.

Bathable waterfalls, river beaches and natural pools are just a short drive or walk away. There is an abundance of wildlife, take a long moment to watch the dragon and damsel flies dancing around you whilst cooling off in a dappled sunlit stream.

Enjoy the firefly display in the early summer evenings whilst you sit out under the night sky watching shooting stars


The historic and pretty village Penela is just a few minutes drive away. Penela Castle sits on a granite mountain and occupies an area of approximately half an hectare. The architecture is a mixture of Romanesque and International Gothic styles.
Praia das Rocas

Praia das Rocas is a large open air swimming pool/leisure complex with wave machine fed by the warm waters of the Ribeira de Pera.

Located in the centre of Castanheira de Pera town, there is ample free parking spaces and a great day out, well worth a visit.

Louçainha Praia Fluvial

Louçainha Praia Fluvial, a natural fresh water river beach on the mountain road from Campelo to Lousa.

Shaded free parking areas, lots of large open spaces for sunbathing, cafe bar/restuarant onsite for snacks and lunch menu.


Coimbra, Portugal's 3rd city is a 40 minute drive and home to one of the worlds oldest universities, founded in 1290 by King Dinis. Coimbra sits on the edge of the River Mondego. In the old town narrow cobbled streets lead to hidden squares with cafe bars, shops and ancient churches.
    O Homem Verde Yurt & Tipi Retreat, Relvas near Penela
O Homem Verde Retreat is an ideal location for families, friends, couples and singles to enjoy a relaxing holiday in a wonderful location surrounded by natural beauty.

O Homem Verde Retreat is ideally situated in a rural but not isolated location and perfect as a base while exploring this beautiful region of Portugal and as a base while viewing properties in the area.

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