Creative hub established in the small rural village of Messejana (south of Portugal). We offer studios, accomodation, and fablab for young creatives, and promote interdisciplinary research.


Historical/cultural heritage area
Funding: Not publicly funded
Business-model: Makerspace
Community size: 0-50


Rua Nova de Sao Bras, 43 Messejana
7600 Messejana

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It’s not easy to define Buinho.
Makerspace, hackerspace, fablab, incubator, living lab… Let’s face it. It’s hard to keep up with so many new definitions, and its even harder to feel comfortable in any of them.
We prefer to call Buinho a creative playground!
For us it was clear from the beginning about the power of creative minds in transforming the future. And it was equally clear about the importance of having the right environment to nurture that power.
More than just a fablab or makerspace, Buinho is a creative hub where conceptualization and prototyping are forms of play. We aim to enhance a sense of human purpose and achievement that can be pursued at all ages. We believe in well-being at the workplace as a creative enhancer. For this reason, we not only reach professional practitioners from art, design and engineering, but also academics, self-taught people who enjoy inventing and the local community.