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Kitchen of the Week: A Cook Space in Natural Materials on a Portuguese Farm

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Kitchen of the Week: A Cook Space in Natural Materials on a Portuguese Farm

September 15, 2022

Each year on the brink of fall, we’re reminded of perhaps the most autumnal project we’ve featured yet: Cucumbi, lodgings on an organic farm in Alentejo, Portugal, run by couple Catarina and ToZé.

Today we’re taking a closer look at one of the guest house kitchens, done in a neutral, natural palette—and with no disposable plastics in sight. Take a look:

Photography via Cucumbi.

the kitchen in the tchinkungulu guest suite (named, as all of the cucumbi rooms 9
Above: The kitchen in the Tchinkungulu guest suite (named, as all of the Cucumbi rooms and apartments are, for one of the animals living on the farm). In keeping with the hotel’s eco ethos, the kitchen is spare and rustic, designed by Lisbon-based Sofia Albuquerque.
the natural material palette includes &#8\2\20;wood, wicker, cork, cotton,  10
Above: The natural material palette includes “wood, wicker, cork, cotton, and linen,” concrete counters, and stucco niches.

Above: Earth tones, in ceramics and alliums.

another kitchen corner with a built in countertop, basic wood shelves, and a li 13
Above: Another kitchen corner with a built-in countertop, basic wood shelves, and a linen sink skirt.

Above: The guest house comes equipped with everything one needs. Also offered: organic breakfasts each day with “organic eggs from our happy hens, vegetables from our garden, and honey from our bees,” the team says—and, if you book directly, a vegetarian dinner.

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Above: The farm “shop,” with fresh-picked offerings (plus locally made baskets, ceramics, soaps, and more).
the farm and lodgings operate with conscious water consumption in mind, includi 17
Above: The farm and lodgings operate with conscious water consumption in mind, including flow reduction systems and water recycling systems, and is entirely organic and plastic free.

For more info and to book, head to Cucumbi.

And for more Portuguese cook spaces, both modern and rustic, might we suggest:

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