UXUA's wooded garden begged for a fantasy treehouse, and centuries of fallen trees, reclaimed wood of old farms and Wilbert Das's imagination made it reality. The result is eco-consciousness meets summer palace meets Robinson Crusoe. Sprawling across three levels, this elevated treehouse dream earns "green" credentials not only from recycled woods, but also a traditional thatched roof, and an award-winning interior executed from reclaimed, organic materials gathered across southern Bahia.
Despite rustic appearances, this is no ascetic hippie enclave: little luxuries (and big surprises) are hidden under the steep pitch of a painstakingly-crafted native roof, including large covered veranda/al fresco living room with hammock and bar, the bathroom's double shower, and spa tub on the outdoor deck, plus a cozy, rustic lounge beneath the casa with antique wooden swings.
Thousands of small details executed with care give UXUA its identity. Furniture, decor, lighting and fixtures are one-of-a-kind, organic creations of designer Wilbert Das, handmade at the hotel by native artisans ranging from fishermen to Pataxó Indians. Antiques and art are sourced locally. International creatives living at UXUA have contributed via our Artist In Casa residency.