Creating identity: reliving the beginnings of Casa Contenta and the creation of the logo


This year, I decided to start our blog by recalling the beginnings of Casa Contenta and to share with you the birth of our distinctive logo. It all started with a question that has resonated in my life: “Where do I come from”?

Margaret and Marisa.

As a carpenter and restorer of antique furniture, I also inherited a passion for old buildings from my father, a passionate architect. Although I initially left this vocation to explore the world of cinema, I returned to my roots in 2006 after the loss of my parents. At the age of 50, full of energy, my first step was to restore my parents’ farmhouse, a 200 year old building, and the second step was to work on the house of my friend Chris Fenwick, of the Dr. Feelgood, near the beach in Almeria.

Starting a project is always an exciting and significant step. For us at Casa Contenta, this journey began not only with the sale of cortijos and property management, but with the vision of creating homes that resonate with the beauty and authenticity of the environment around us.

When we decided to embark on this project, we weren’t just selling properties; we were weaving stories into the tapestry of the land, capturing the very essence of life in Almería. In each cortijo, we saw more than stone structures; we saw the possibility of happy homes, immersed in the warmth of the sun and the rich history these lands have to offer.

margaret y marisa de casa contenta

Farmhouse sales and real estate thus became an adventure of discovery and connection, where each new property was a window into the richness of the surroundings. The importance of this environment cannot be underestimated; it is the backdrop that gives life to every story, every corner of our homes.

From there, the path was cleared to Casa Contenta. It was a small step towards an immense experience in real estate, a fascinating learning process that I still love to this day.

In our journey through Casa Contenta Almería, we have always believed in the magic of small things and big questions. The spark of our brand was ignited by an intriguing question: “Can a house be happy or only the people who live in it?

This question became the seed of our logo, an image that represents more than just a design; it encapsulates the essence of who we are. Created with my right index finger in one of my first iPhone apps, this modest gesture became the face of Casa Contenta.

Mugs with early versions of the logo.

Our logo, with its distinctive palm tree and a house in the background, is not just an image; it is a story in itself. The palm tree, with its leaves waving in the Mediterranean breeze, symbolises strength and resilience, fundamental characteristics of every property that bears the Casa Contenta stamp. The house in the background is more than a structure; it is a home that holds stories, laughter and unforgettable moments.

We are constantly evolving, and our commitment to bring the best of us through our logo is reflected in every detail. The only things missing are the GIF and the Casa Contenta emoji, but I’m working on it, I promise. 🌴

This 2024, as we explore new frontiers in farmhouse sales, holiday rentals and property management, we carry with us the story of our logo. It’s not just an image; it’s the visual manifestation of our commitment to creating homes that exude happiness.

I hope you enjoy this little story as much as I enjoyed living it. At Casa Contenta, every corner tells a story, and we are happy to share them with you.

Stay tuned for more publications we have planned for this year.

May happiness and history remain our key in 2024!

Margaret Febr 2024