We got inspired to start Vila Eloíse by seeing a great queer house project in Galiza, Sete Outeiros, it made us think about what we wanted to do with the possibilities this house could offer.
And what we envisioned instantly was queer friendship and art: a few artists creating together for a few days, teaching each other techniques and tricks, having fun painting on the walls (why not?)… And enjoying time with any visitor, artist or not, to discover nice places together, chill at the garden, cook some yummy meals, and have as many good conversations as we feel like.
We are getting the project started even before finishing a lot of the improvement works, so hopefully any visitor will be understanding about things not being perfect and a bit of dust and debris here and there. Even if the house isn’t beautiful yet we have places to sleep and chill, a fully functioning kitchen and bathroom, WiFi and a cat friend, which are all the basic things for a nice time at home.