Guest House Carvalhal Benfeito, Portugal

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Help a beautiful and zen place to be known around the world!

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Connect with nature
21 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
14 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Content Writer
Write, edit and publish inspiring content.
Take, edit and provide amazing photos.
Video Making
Create, edit and publish digital videos.
Social Media
Maintain and update social media channels.
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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.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
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.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We need a social media plan for 2022 (and further), to structure our posts on facebook, twitter and instagram. If it works out well, we can turn it into a paid maintenance after your volonteer period.

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  • Fluent English or Fluent Dutch
  • Over 25 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
4 weeks

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24 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


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How this experience will transform you

21 Get in touch with nature

14 Immersing in the local culture

13 Meeting locals

8 Practicing English

7 Meeting international travelers

4 Developing environmental awareness



Michelle and her family are quite a find. Truly humble and intelligent people that I would like to have spent more time with. The tasks where fine and easy to do but sometimes it was difficult to manage with the video and photography job since good work takes time and overall it was a great experience. Thank you for everything

19 days ago

United Kingdom


Thank you to Michelle and family for making my stay so welcoming and memorable. the guest house is the perfect place to leave city life behind and reconnect with nature. I was lucky enough to stay in one of the apartments, which was super-comfy, a real treat! I loved the delicious lunches courtesy of Michelle and Thomas and all of our chats about music, food, life. Need to drive to get around, but alternatively, you can hop on a bicycle or jog (like I did). The work was a mix and sometimes sporadic, but manageable once discussed. Added bonus: the two friendly doggies 💜

30 days ago



Michelle is a great host she makes you feel at home, the guest house a great place to collaborate, super nice in a quiet valley near Caldas da Rainha. If you love nature and want to have an inmersive experience on a nice valley in Portugal this is your place. The work was as expected. Michelle and her family are super kind

2 months ago



This was my first ever Worldpacker experience and it was amazing. Michelle was nothing but kind and welcoming. I really enjoyed getting to spend the time that i did with them and getting to know her family. From bowling, to the conversations we had in the car, to enjoying pizza night on the couch with the kids, thank you! It was super interesting to get a different perspective on life. It's an experience I will never forget. Wishing you and your family nothing but the best in life. Hope to come again some time in the future <3 ( with drivers license ) - Fred

8 months ago



Michelle and her family super nice and friendly. the guest house was a good place to slow down and enjoy nature a bit. Tasks weren't hard, sometimes you need to improvise and assume what you need to do than told. Less structured work and more spread at random time within days, but also there is a car for volunteers to use and explore around. There are always minor setbacks, but overall good experience

8 months ago

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Hosted by Michelle

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
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Response Time
This host usually writes back in 1 day

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