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What you offer


Hours per day
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Team Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
Holistic Therapies
You can take part in any of our therapeutic activities for free.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

Procuramos alguém para fazer parte da nossa família e ao mesmo tempo desfrutar o Alentejo. Oferecemos dormida e refeições num ambiente fantástico de uma pequena vila de Portugal onde as pessoas são simpáticas e acolhedoras. Se quer viver um tempo para si, com a natureza o campo, esta oportunidade é sua. Mais informações pelo telefone, voz para voz . Este é o teu momento! In the heart of Portugal the Alentejo.

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  • Fluent Portuguese or Intermediate English
  • Over 18 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
2 months

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I had a lovely stay at Casa de Terena. There wasn't that much to do around the house as it was low-season but I got to harvest olives and paint furniture instead, which was great fun. Altino is a great host who prepares delicious food and who has a talent for poetry! His cat is extremely cute too. The people I met in the village (which is charming and has beautiful surroundings) were very friendly and welcoming; they really take an interest in new faces because it's such a small place. I really appreciated being able to sample a different pace of life in rural Portugal. Thanks!




MrAltino and his little mate Elias, a cat, received and treated me as family, Altino is very attentive and kind. When he had to go somewhere he always asked me if i wanted go along, He also took a afternoon to take me to Monsaraz. We had a very fun time trying to bake, the cakes were delicous but raw inside, we also made really good dishes like acorns and tuna or Spread of nettle. Altino it´s a wise person and our conversation in the living room with a cup of tea were a great increase cultural. I loved my stay Terena it's really good to rest and thinking, i felt free and off of the world :)




This place is just awesome. I stayed one week in this countryside. Working there was easy and very pleasant. It let me time to relax and to enjoy the nature around and the friendly neighborhood and also the guests of the house . The village is just beautiful and quiet! And our host is an amazing person with an exceptional spirit with who you can talk about poetry, philosophy, politic, meditation... around the fireplace as well as good local food !
I keep a beautiful memory of this place and of this stay !!




Recomiendo Casa de Terena porque es un lugar tranquilo, dónde puedes encontrar muchas respuestas.
Al principio no fue como esperaba, los huéspedes eran fríos y aún no estaba hecho a la casa. Pero a lo largo de la semana todo fue a mejor. Los hijos de Altino son increíbles, les echaré de menos. También conocí a una escritora con una energía muy positiva.
Es un ambiente familiar, no todo fue perfecto pero en general me alegró de haber vivido esta experiencia. Recomiendo ir de noche al castillo, pasear por el lago, y hablar con la gente del pueblo porque Terena tiene grandes personas =)




Minha experiência como Wordpacker foi muito além da minha expectativa. Por curiosidade me inscrevi no programa e fui aceita na Casa de Terena, uma casa de campo cercada por um castelo, um lago e plantações sem fim de oliveiras nas serras do Alentejo. Minha tarefa seria redecorar e restaurar as paredes do salão do pequeno almoço da casa construída no século 19 .. O trabalho foi duro e compensador. Terapeuta holístico e poeta, ótimo cozinheiro e cantor de músicas portuguesas. Essa mistura deu a seu Altino o perfil perfeito para tocar o lugar e encaminhar seus hóspedes com leveza. Quero repetir


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