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Guest House Carvalhal Benfeito, Portugal

18 reviews18

Live in nature while giving us a hand with domestic tasks/garden.

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
16 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
12 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
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.
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 are looking for someone who is interested in living a few weeks in a quiet place to slow down a little. We need help with domestic tasks like cooking, ironing, cleaning, small maintenance in the garden.

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  • Intermediate English or Fluent Dutch
  • Over 18 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or 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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18 Reviews


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How this experience will transform you

16 Get in touch with nature

12 Immersing in the local culture

8 Meeting locals

6 Practicing English

5 Meeting international travelers

4 Developing environmental awareness



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

about 1 month ago



Michelle and her family super nice and friendly. Quinta Japonesa 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

2 months ago



We loved our stay at the Quinta! Michelle is a great host and made us feel at home, she’s very understanding and kind and I recommend for anyone to stay here. The tasks were easy and the hours were always respected, she even has a car for volunteers to get around and includes you in her Friday pizza/movie night.

3 months ago



If you like stay connected with the nature this is perfect to you and your mind. Quinta da Japonesa is also super close from Caldas da Rainha and others amazing spots. Michelle also offers us a Car to make our stay easier to go to any place you want. She is a great and accessible host any time you need. I loved the tasks I did there.

5 months ago

United States


What can I say about Quinta Japonesa… I very much loved & appreciated my time here. Michelle is a very passionate & caring person who just asks for a hand with the Quinta. She’s a powerful woman doing it all alone! 💕

I was more than happy to help anytime. She also cooked us a delicious lunch EVERYday and honestly my first experience on world packers couldn’t have been better! This is a beautiful region & I’m happy to have witnessed it. I will note is there is a volunteer car, but it’s manual and it’s necessary to get around!

I loved meeting you all and will miss being at the Quinta. ✨

5 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.
Response Rate
This host usually answers to 10% of the messages

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