In a former workers’ building, Metathesis built the first Mini Lofts building in the city of Almada. Páteo das Maias is intended for the short-term rental market for young people, students and the displaced.

It is a unique concept where all expenses are included. On the other hand, you will also have a weekly cleaning service. This is one of the great advantages of this type of housing: the ease and speed of contracting the service. Once you sign the lease, you are able to inhabit the space without having to go to service companies, with all the inconveniences that this entails.

Páteo das Maias -
All Included

Páteo das Maias offers a space with everything you need to live. The rent includes:

  • Water, electricity and Wi-fi
  • Weekly cleaning service
  • Equipment and Furniture
  • Towels and sheets*
*extra charge
Quarto Páteo das Maias
Entrada Páteo das Maias

The rectangular lot is separated from the public road by a wall with a door leading to a narrow and long central courtyard, where the entrances to each of the ten small single-story dwellings are distributed.


The “Páteo das Maias” is the result of the requalification of a housing complex, probably built in the first half of the 20th century in an industrial expansion area of Almada.

It has some of the typical characteristics of a working class village with an original low cost construction and high housing density.


The lofts are fully equipped and ready to live in. They all include:

Interior dos Lofts Páteo das Maias

Project from 2020

Architect Pedro Carvalho