OMG I want to rent this house: Paraty, Brazil

We know the feeling, on hot summer days, when all you can think of is soar into the jungle to commune with the monkeys and dive into secluded waterfalls. The only thing stopping you is the big question of accommodation. After all, it’s one thing to be one with nature, but the sky doesn’t prevent you from finding yourself lying in nature. This year, you can finally make your dreams come true by booking a stay at Arca House in the middle of the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. The only thing better than spending a day in nature is to find yourself in an elegant home from the aperitif.

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Embracing sustainability doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to anything rustic and dreary. This house is both eco-friendly and worthy of an article in Architectural Digest, which is really the only way to build a bungalow right in the middle of a thriving jungle.

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Only two words come to mind when browsing the photos of the Arca house: romantic retreat. But just in case you want to invite a friend or two over, the property has two comfortable bedrooms.

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Owned by a Brazilian architect and his designer wife, the house consists of a semi-circular corrugated iron drum with glass on both sides. It not only looks cool, it will also put you in a meditative state during the rainy season, when the tinkle of rain on the roof is a constant soundtrack.

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When you’ve found refuge in the jungle, cooking at home is a delicious and comfortable prospect. But on evenings when you can’t stand the washing up, head to the local restaurant just outside the gates of the property where you will find “a simple, yet very authentic place with delicious food.” What more could you ask for?

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The Arca house is located in the ecological sanctuary of Aldeia Rizoma in the Atlantic Forest, which makes communion with nature a mandatory event. After a morning spent spying on monkeys and vibrant blue butterflies, follow the first example and pick yourself up on a tasty banana for a snack.

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Do you hear that? It’s the sound of the property’s private waterfall calling your name. Rain or shine, costume or no costume, there is only one place to come in the afternoon.

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Practice your “oms” and your offspring dogs because the buzzword at home Arca is “tranquility” … until a monkey sneaks through your open door, of course. (Editor’s note: We’ve never heard of this, but it doesn’t hurt to be careful when dealing with notorious tricksters.)

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We are personally in favor of making every vacation a digital detox. (We’re also in favor of making every week a vacation.) But in the unfortunate case you have to slam those computer keys, the house is equipped with wifi and plenty of nooks and crannies to channel your lucrative inspiration.

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Even in the bathroom, you will be surrounded by the familiar colors and materials of the forest.

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It’s hard to imagine you would want to leave this modern bungalow except for hikes through the woods. But if you feel the need for more urban exploration, the bus to nearby Paraty stops right outside the property’s doors, and Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo are only a four-hour drive away.

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As the saying goes, often recited by annoying people who have just returned from vacation, you often need a vacation after your vacation. We bet our hard-earned quarters that after spending time at the Arca House, you will find yourself more relaxed and in tune with nature than your normally-adjusted heart ever thought possible.

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