Algarve’s Historical Windmill-Turned-Popular-B&B House Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Algarve-based idyllic B&B stay Molinum ad Mare has come up with a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to gather funding to improve its Energy efficiency level so that it can stay open throughout the year.

Boliqueime-based Joana Mendes has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in support of her popular Algarve B&B stay Molinum ad Mare. Perched in a panoramic location between mountain and sea, the house is centered round a historical windmill built by Mendes’ granddad back in 1900. Added to a tranquil accommodation in the lap of nature, Molinum ad Mare also extends amazing gastronomical and mindfulness experiences to its guests.

The crowdfunding campaign is geared to raise €40,000 within 2 months.

“Molinum ad Mare is all about exploring yourself and enjoying nature at its best, far from the maddening city crowd. Set in central Algarve in a spectacular location between mountain and sea, this B&B accommodation assures an unforgettable getaway for any traveler. We offer both our historic windmill and the house for accommodation, together with our sumptuous breakfast. Added to that, we have got swimming pools, tennis court and creative space for workshops, yoga sessions, meetings, etc. You will also find a well-equipped snooker and games room. And, it’s an idyllic experience to enjoy nature from our cool hammocks that line our outdoor spaces. We will take you through a memorable gastronomical and wining experience and cultural walks that will give you a peek into Algarve’s rich heritage. Now, unfortunately,  Molinum ad Mare can receive guests only in the summer season. But we want to expand our great experience all the year round which will need us to upgrade our energy efficiency level. Thus, this Indiegogo campaign. Your generous support will enable us to treat guests at our dream-like B&B house all through the year”, stated Joana Mendes while announcing the crowdfunding project.

The entire campus of Molinum ad Mare features a main house that has got 4 rooms with maximum capacity of 8 people. The windmill is a classy mezzanine-style apartment that can house 2 adult individuals. The B&B has partnered with local professional groups to offer creative tours focused on Algarve’s delicious gastronomy. These tours include cooking lessons, cultural guided walks or a combination of both. Additionally, Molinum ad Mare has got in-house experts for different mindfulness programs, including DeStress&Nature, Personal ReStart and Stress Reduction programs.


Fundings gathered from the Indiegogo campaign would be deployed to elevate Molinum ad Mare from level E of Energy Efficiency to a more advanced Level B.

Joana and her team have planned to upgrade the energy efficiency level through the installation of- 

  • Thermal insulation glass and dual-glazing windows to enhance safety & thermal insulation.
  • Wood-burning fireplace that will lessen other heating expenses up to 40%.
  • Environment-friendly AC unit with better technical efficiency & low noise.
  • Thermal insulation in walls.

A beautiful spread of rewards is waiting for the backers. These include famous Portuguese wine as well as discounts on breakfast and mindfulness package, accommodation, week & weekend holiday packages.


To show your support for the campaign, visit the Indiegogo campaign page.

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Company Name: Molinum ad Mare
City: Boliqueime
Country: Portugal