Guest House Peniche, Portugal

3 reviews3

PORTUGAL Surf House hosting

High demand host
This host has received 9 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with the locals
2 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Connect with nature
A traveler recommended this experience for reconnecting with nature
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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
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
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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.
You will sleep in a tent at a camping site.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
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
4 weeks

The Experience

Become our new host! You will be hosting (greeting guests, answering questions, create a good vibe, promote surf activities, etc.) and doing housekeeping (take care of the outside/garden, and 2 days per week make the rooms that have a check-out and clean common areas). This is role is 6 days per week with 1 rest day, free accommodation at the house with shared bathroom and kitchen, a surfboard and wetsuit are provided for free

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  • Fluent English or Intermediate English
  • Between 20 and 38 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Hours & Tasks


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Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

  • 2 Meeting locals
  • 1 Immersing in the local culture
  • 1 Get in touch with nature
  • 1 Developing social awareness
  • 1 Meeting international travelers
  • 1 Practicing English

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 1 14. Life below water



My Worldpackers experience with Sandra and Marcel was incredible! They are such kind and understanding hosts who made me feel at home. The tasks at the surf house were very manageable, leaving plenty of time to relax, surf, or explore the area. I met amazing people and loved socialising with guests. The location is perfect with everything within walking distance. I would absolutely recommend this work exchange and I hope to return again one day!

3 months ago

sandra replied

Thank you so much Claire. It's been amazing working with you and we definitely hope to see you again in Portugal or Morocco!



It was amazing! The vibes in the surf camp are really nice, Imsouane is a perfect spot if you want to progress in surfing or long-boarding. I can't be more grateful with the experience and I will truly recommend it to everyone in the search of adventure and fun. I'm sure I will come back :)

8 months ago



The simplest way to describe Sandy Camps is that it's a very unfair exchange, in my opinion it's a business based on exploitation of volunteers. I couldn't accept the fact that only 20 dirham (approx. €1.80) per person per day is spent on food for volunteers when guests are paying as much as €1000 checking in. The staff house has no wifi and inconsistent electrical and water supply. It's clear that the objective is to maximise profits and cut costs as much as possible. If all you want is a place to sleep and surf then go ahead but you're not getting anymore than that.

16 days ago

Amiie replied

Hi Brian, so interesting you left this feedback with apparent insider detail despite staying at the camp for less than 3 days and working only 2 of those days. We asked if you wanted to teach only yoga instead of reception--you weren't interested, and during the two reception trainings it was clear as day you did not want to be there. Please keep in mind the reception shift was basically 2 hours of simple tasks, with 1 hour of yoga. Otherwise you would teach 2 hours a day, with the entire rest of the day free. None of the volunteers are working more than 20 hours a week. Things can always be improved, although I can confidently say that our other team members are genuinely happy to be here.

Yes, in an ideal world we are getting paid for yoga, and as a yoga teacher I would be the first to advocate this. However, keep in mind this is a work exchange that allows you the privilege to live in Imsouane and have access to world-class waves daily as well as a relatively chilled life. There's not much to do here outside of surfing, so perhaps it contributed towards your feeling of not being stimulated.

Imsouane in general has issues with water and electricity at times, and it's just a part of life you have to accept if you want to continue travelling around the world. During the initial video call prior to your arrival, it would have been said that wifi is available next door so please keep your expectations in check.

Your lack of communication or even any efforts to talk to me about it (even after I asked you for feedback), in addition to your general negative energy in the house, only confirms that it was not a mutual fit to have you with us. We wish you luck.

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