André & Erik : about us - Vivenda Nascente

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André & Erik : about us


After having travelled extensively through their beloved Portugal, André and Erik decided to leave Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in order to move to the Algarve. Because of its rustic atmosphere and authenticity they had a strong preference for the East Algarve. In 2008 they fell in love with Vivenda Nascente. They bought the house and land and enjoy living there together with their pets. André, the architect, and Erik, the garden fanatic, worked hard and with joy to turn Vivenda Nascente into the comfortable and friendly place it is now.

André is a creative and amiable jack-of-all-trades. He was educated at a psychiatric hospital in Amsterdam. After his training he lovingly cared for 23 elderly ladies at his home for senior citizens.  He co-owned and worked as a chef at the renowned indonesian restaurant Melati. He used his architectural skills and sense of style to renovate various houses in Amsterdam as well as in the Algarve.

With his unfailing energy he turned Vivenda Nascente into the delightful place it is today.
By great demand André still regularly prepares his popular indonesian dishes.

Erik: Teacher of English and Cultural and Artistic Education and painter. After having taught at secondary school for ten years, he initially focussed on maintaining the garden of their house in Portugal. Whenever Erik is not in the painting studio of Vivenda Nascente, where he found the time to devellop his painting skills, you will most likely find him in the garden where he enjoys harvesting and processing the various fruits, olives and almonds. His other great passion is dancing, especially Flamenco and Sevillanas. He also teaches Portuguese for beginners here at Vivenda Nascente.

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