Quinta Japonesa

Working in the tranquil setting of Quinta Japonesa, doesn't feel like work. And you help a family making a living. There is a grocery shop/restaurant/cafe nearby just 2,5km and we are 12 km from the nearest city Caldas da Rainha and 20 minutes from the beach Foz do Arelho.

We are a family with 2 young children and have 6 accommodations, and about 3600m2 terrain to be maintained. We ask about 4 hours of work per day and you get a free stay and a free dinner (if you want to).


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Michelle is a lovely warm woman with a big heart. The Quinta is a beautiful place surrounded by nature, where you will be waking up to birds singing outside:-). It's a lovely place to stay. I was here when there were no guests so it was quiet. I could use my new digital marketing skills to try to improve some texts on web & platforms where Quinta is advertised. I also helped with other tasks when needed. I really felt like a part of the family as we were cooking and eating lunch together every day. I'm very grateful for this time and Michelle and would strongly recommend volunteering here.

3 months ago



This was an amazing experience for me. We weren't able to enjoy the good weather as much, but then, we were able to find some stuff that needed to be done inside! Michelle is a very welcoming, friendly, open minded and a social person! She allowed me to learn a lot of things and to develop skills I will for sure use in my future. I felt like at home thanks to how hospitable Michelle was :-) I would recommend this experience for everyone who is willing to help and to work on the beautiful and relaxing Quinta Japonesa.

4 months ago

United States


Michelle is incredibly kind and truly one-of-a-kind. There is plenty of work to be done year round, for any skill level.

over 1 year ago

Perfect for you if you're looking for

Contact with nature