Jardim do Mar

Jardim do Mar (“Garden of the Sea”) is one of the most magical little villages on the island with lush nature and stunning cliffs surrounded by the beautiful Atlantic ocean. One of the eight parishes of Calheta, Jardim do Mar is located on the South coast, 1hour away from the airport.

Historically an agricultural village, today it hosts a combination of locals, surfers, hikers, and digital nomads that enjoy the world-class surfing, beautiful landscapes, and magical energy that the place holds.

On this page you’ll find more about the Nomadico Community, its coliving and house options, as well as events, either in Jardim do Mar and Paúl do Mar. Varying in size and price, all homes are one big community, with shared activities and a dedicated community manager.

CoLiving @ Jardim do Mar

Nomadico is building a network of community-coliving spaces for nomads around the world. Teaming up with local businesses they create coliving spaces that are affordable, great to work from and with a strong community while supporting locals and keeping things sustainable.

Located on the west corner of Jardim do Mar, right in front of the ocean is Nomadico’s coliving space.

Nomadico @ Madeira

What’s Included?

  • Fibre Optic Wifi
  • Dedicated Workspace
  • Private or Shared Room
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Multiple events per week
  • Community Manager
  • Weekly dinners by Cecilia

This community includes several different homes in Jardim do Mar and Paúl do Mar. All share in the same community, community manager & activities. This way they can offer a variety of options for everyone’s preferences in home size & price while all being part of the same community. In their village they have shared villas, private apartments and Cecilia’s, which is the biggest guesthouse.

Cecilia's Home

Located oceanfront, this home features 11 rooms, offering both dedicated and flexible workspaces with stunning island views.

Each room is equipped for private calls and tasks.

With 5G fibre optic internet, this house, established by Cecilia and her family, ensures connectivity.

The founding family contributes to the community, sharing local knowledge, creating a familial atmosphere, and hosting weekly dinners.


Private Rooms from 690€/month and 260€/ week.

Shared Rooms 450€/month and 150€/ week

Other Houses

Shared Villas

Andre’s & Angelo’s Villas are in Paul do Mar right by the ocean. These shared villas have 3 or 4 rooms for the Nomadico community. If you like a more chill coliving environment then this is perfect for you.


Private Rooms from 750€/month and 260€/ week

Private Apartments

Carlo’s homes. Have your own private apartment 1 minute walk from Cecilia’s home. This is a great option for couples or someone who wants a bit more privacy.


Private Rooms from 890€/month and 343€/ week

Regardless of your choice, you’ll soon feel at home and enjoy weekly community events!


Building a strong, inclusive community where you feel at home is incredibly powerful and important. Besides the family vibes already there in the house you will find a friendly community host to lead the weekly events and make sure everyone is connected. Weekly events include skill shares, dinners, outdoor adventures and more.


Jardim is a world famous surf break with multiple waves walking distance. Besides surfing there are beautiful walks and hikes at its doorstep, places to go swimming and many other adventures to be found. It’s a small and tight community with a few nice restaurants and bars so you will meet the locals quickly.


It’s recommended to have your own transport (or shared) on the island to be able to discover more.  Nomadico’s community members often share means of transport too.

Founder & 1st Nomadico
Community Manager

Hi! I’m Bill Rutten, the founder of nomadico.io. I’m originally from the Netherlands but I grew up in Spain from the age of 12. I learned early on that moving to a different country is fun and borders are overrated. Once I graduated at the age of 25 I left and I’ve been living a nomadic lifestyle since. 

I’ve always loved building community and connecting with people. Traveling around the world, couchsurfing and hitchhiking taught me humans are in general pretty awesome and everyone has a unique story to tell. Through my passion for surfing and the outdoors I also developed a strong passion for sustainability. In Australia I started my own coworking startup – TwoSpace. I also recently worked at Selina as Global Head of Coworking. 

Now, putting all of my past experiences together, I’m building Nomadico. A network of community coliving spaces for nomads. We support local business, embrace sustainable travel and above all, build a strong community to make it more fun and meaningful to travel the world as nomads.”

Did you know?
1) Jardim do Mar is a favorite with surfers because it is considered that there are the best waves in Europe here. This place stages many international surfing competitions

2)This parish is situated on a forming fajã unknown and presumably prior to the discovery of the island. The beauty of the place, once covered with wildflowers, is at the origin of the name and is mirrored in other toponyms such as Sítio das Roseiras.

If you wish to stay in Jardim do Mar and have access to the community and learn more about this location, you just need to complete your registration at Digital Nomads Madeira Islands. It will give you direct access to our #slack channel so you can see more about the local activities and announcements.