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“Beetroot water?” Barbara asks, smiling in a bright yellow dress. Her husband Martijn, joins us as we sit on the patio at their boutique eco-hotel, Ecocirer in Sóller. As he sits down, we express our admiration for the place in which every corner and crevice is filled with colour. It is a vibrant sight as we go from crates of oranges to strawberry plants and then finally to Martijn’s avocado shirt. “For us, eating fruit and vegetables is like a party” says Barbara, as she explains that at the heart of Ecocirer is taking the time to appreciate the good things in life.
Home to six unique rooms, Ecocirer is an eco-conscious hotel committed to sustainability and a healthy way of living. All the furniture is sourced by Barbara who spends much of her time exploring Mallorca‘s second-hand shops for items that need restoring. They both point to the table which used to be an old door and the hanging lights above that were former plumbing parts. “I’m always thinking about the could” Barbara says. “What something could be if I change this or change that…” She tells us how even as a child she was always fixing things and Martijn grins. “I just follow her lead.”
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