A farmstead set among Ibiza’s pastoral inlands, La Granja is a members-only retreat—the first such experiment by Design Hotels™ for it’s community—launched in collaboration with Friends of a Farmer, an international association devoted to the cultivation of art, crops and inner gardens. Marked by classical Iberian architecture and traces of Moorish influences, the public spaces and 10 guestrooms feature arched walls and dark-wood beamed ceilings and doors, accented by hammered iron doorknobs and fixtures. Communal spaces, including the kitchen and pool, encourage the kinship of community, while ample cozy nooks for moments of simple solitude are found both inside and out. Thanks to its return-to-the-land concept, La Granja features an on-site master farmer who oversees communal farming projects and workshops. Signed and labeled garden plots encourage open access and self-guided tours, and guests can learn about biodynamic agriculture through a series of workshops, classes and community-based projects. The property serves as the clubhouse of Friends of a Farmer, an international organization that operates from a core mandate to grow, nourish, and give back. An enlightened program of rituals, from communal farming and slow-food workshops to yoga, daily music sets and lectures on diverse topics, such as the future of mobile societies, fosters a spirit of organic togetherness.

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