Guest House Carvalhal Benfeito, Portugal

31 reviews31

General maintenance during guest season 20min. from beach/surf

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
28 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
19 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.
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.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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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.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
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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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
8 weeks

The Experience

From July to september, the preference is couples! Tasks: Cleaning the swimmingpool, cleaning communal spaces, like terraces and garden furniture, irrigation of the plants (semi automatic), cleaning/tidying the toys room, cleaning/tidying the reception area/ honesty bar/ coffee corner, changing towels when guests want fresh ones. You will stay in a Glamping Tent for 2p, with kitchen, shower, toilet right next to it (only if we are fully booked).

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  • Intermediate English or Fluent Dutch
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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31 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks


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How this experience will transform you

  • 28 Get in touch with nature
  • 19 Immersing in the local culture
  • 16 Meeting locals
  • 12 Practicing English
  • 9 Meeting international travelers
  • 8 Developing environmental awareness



Working at the guest house has been an incredible experience! Michelle and Thomas are special people! It was my first experience of this kind and it couldn't have gone better!

about 1 month ago



Staying in the guest house was a really pleasure to us! living completly in the nature is an amazing experience! thanks michelle for everything!

about 1 month ago



The guest house was a great experience. A great place to completely disconnect and enjoy the nature around you. Tasks were simple - washing and cleaning but were spread throughout the day. The volunteering car made our whole experience as it gave you a chance to explore local towns like Nazare and Obidos(which I'd highly recommend). Michelle and Tomaz are two very interesting people, full of knowledge. The lunches we had made for us were 10/10. We would highly recommend this experience for those looking to disconnect. We both have so much love for Michelle and Tomaz and wish them all the best

2 months ago

United States


Michelle is the most amazing host! I truly had the best first experience with Worldpackers and I'm grateful it was with her at the guest house. I enjoyed spending time doing a variety of tasks like gardening, laundry, preparing rooms, and taking pictures. The accommodations were amazing. She is also so knowledgeable about so many amazing things to do all around Portugal which made for such a cool experience. She has a wonderful family too!

3 months ago

United States


It cannot be said enough...Michelle is amazing! She was flexible and understanding throughout the trip, and she went out of her way to be helpful to not only us as her volunteers but also to all her guests. Her whole family felt like a second family during our stay. The tasks were light and enjoyable, and the accommodations were gorgeous. I highly recommend this experience.

3 months ago

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