Friends & Supporters

There are several people who are helping, or helped, us in putting Horta Vermelha running. Some are our Friends & Supporters - for their personal commitment they are entitled to particularly favourable conditions as guests themselves. Others are local people or local small companies. Of several ages, life experiences and expertise, they all have had a role.

Cláudia Branco


Cláudia Branco
as Welcoming Guide

Cláudia helps us in welcoming and meeting all guests, ensuring that all runs well and that guests feel the Cottages as if of their own. She works with local children, in social projects. She has responded with a smiling face and a spark in her eyes, giving Horta Vermelha's a bit of her spare time.

António Costa

António Costa
as Designer

With his exceptional free and creative spirit, António has helped in the definition of our Brand and all image-concerned issues. We believe in his genius from the start, and know that his joy is important to us. And he still manages to surprise. He fits in Horta Vermelha's project, for Sustainability and Link to all things.

Vanessa Tavares

Vanessa Tavares
as Architect

Vanessa has put her knowledge, hard and rigorous work in for the Licensing issues concerning the Horta Vermelha's Cottages. From dealing with law matters, materials, drawings, to paper work. She deals with work with devotion and, somehow, keeps a joyful mind on things.
Gonçalo Rosa

Gonçalo Rosa
as Architect

Gonçalo now knows all corners, walls and construction details of the Cottages. He has seen every measurable dimension and put into detailed drawing for Vanessa to do the rest. He has let us discover the true volume of many until then unmeasured-incredibly thick old walls that make up the Cottages.
Sónia & João

Inga Scharf
as Specialist on Elder Flower and Berries

Inga has shown us that picking Elder flowers and berries ends up in wonderful juice, jelly and syrup, and smiles on our faces. It is definitely worth paying a visit to our many elder, around Horta Vermelha, and follow her recipes to savour the good taste of sun-battered wild flowers and ripened sugary berries.
Sónia & João

Cibele
as Specialist on Herbs

Cibele has given us a bit of her physical and emotional energies in making our raised herb beds. She brought this idea up and made it happen, bringing her own plants. And, most incredible, she stumbled upon a tiny sleeping tortoise. Here is the proof - smile and all! End of story, as far as we know it: the little thing is back in its hole.

Bruno Arteiro

Bruno Arteiro
as Lawyer

Bruno has helped us in the creation and negotiation of the lease of Horta Vermelha's Cottages and land, for Tourism purposes. He envisaged all kinds of situations with keen knowledge of things and sensibility, ending up with a document that has enabled us to legalise all things rightly.

Besides Friends & Supporters, others are working with us (all local) for the Cottages, in:

Beds & Linen
Housekeeping & Cleaning

Landscaping
Several Jobs in the Fields
Electrical Appliances
Building Works
Plumbing
Small Kitchen-garden

Those that deal with Horta Vermelha 0n a more frequent basis use a shirt and its logo, so that you know that they are there for you.

Thanks to all! We just couldn't do without you.