♥ Our story ♥
The dream, the search and so it began....
A creative, brave, adventurous and some may say a little crazy, 30++-something couple, have now become a family with our additions, August & Olive! Before August's birth and before we laid eyes on each other we spent several years travelling . Margo in search of the relaxed and more meaningful way of life after the hustle and bustle of the fashion world in Amsterdam and Josh on the search for freedom from the UK's rat race and to look for new inspiration, big adventures and to explore natures playgrounds with his surfboard.
After both deciding separately to settle in India for some years, Margo opened her first guesthouse, 8 Wonders, in a stunning cliff top setting on the south west coast and Josh began to help run India's first surf and yoga retreat, Soul & Surf, just a little way south. Here we met and we continued to follow our dreams but this time as a team.
We decided that we wanted to continue living on the coast, in the sun with year round quality waves and fresh, affordable food. We also wanted to experience the four seasons that we love so much from Europe that are not on offer in the tropical climate of southern India. Living with freedom, connected with nature and in a steady pace of life is the way we would like to raise our family. For these reasons Portugal was an easy decision for us both and the idea behind Casa Meranka was born.