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What you offer

Hours per day

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.


Help with check-ins, check-outs and attend to guests.


Help to grow and cultivate plants.

Kitchen Hand

Help serving and organizing meals.


Exchange and wash bed linens. Make the beds.

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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.

Team Dorm

You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.


Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.


Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!


Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Free Laundry

There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.


Worldpackers team will guide and advise you before, during and after your trip.

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The Experience

Somos uma casa de turismo rural localizada no alto Alentejo na bonita Vila de Terena (entre Vila Viçosa e Reguengos), a 2 horas de Lisboa. Os nossos hospedes procuram tranquilidade, natureza, proximidade com as populações, locais históricos, castelos, igrejas e monumentos medievais. Precisamos de uma mãozinha nas tarefas diárias, se te identificas com o nosso projecto seja bem vindo à nossa família. Procuramos alguém com energia Positiva!

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  • Intermediate Portuguese or Fluent Portuguese

  • Over 21 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
6 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

5 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

Guest House

Learning & Fun


I had a lovely stay at Casa de Terena. There wasn't that much to do around the house as it was low-season but I got to harvest olives and paint furniture instead, which was great fun. Altino is a great host who prepares delicious food and who has a talent for poetry! His cat is extremely cute too. The people I met in the village (which is charming and has beautiful surroundings) were very friendly and welcoming; they really take an interest in new faces because it's such a small place. I really appreciated being able to sample a different pace of life in rural Portugal. Thanks!

16 days ago


Recomiendo Casa de Terena porque es un lugar tranquilo, dónde puedes encontrar muchas respuestas.
Al principio no fue como esperaba, los huéspedes eran fríos y aún no estaba hecho a la casa. Pero a lo largo de la semana todo fue a mejor. Los hijos de Altino son increíbles, les echaré de menos. También conocí a una escritora con una energía muy positiva.
Es un ambiente familiar, no todo fue perfecto pero en general me alegró de haber vivido esta experiencia. Recomiendo ir de noche al castillo, pasear por el lago, y hablar con la gente del pueblo porque Terena tiene grandes personas =)

over 1 year ago


Minha experiência como Wordpacker foi muito além da minha expectativa. Por curiosidade me inscrevi no programa e fui aceita na Casa de Terena, uma casa de campo cercada por um castelo, um lago e plantações sem fim de oliveiras nas serras do Alentejo. Minha tarefa seria redecorar e restaurar as paredes do salão do pequeno almoço da casa construída no século 19 .. O trabalho foi duro e compensador. Terapeuta holístico e poeta, ótimo cozinheiro e cantor de músicas portuguesas. Essa mistura deu a seu Altino o perfil perfeito para tocar o lugar e encaminhar seus hóspedes com leveza. Quero repetir

over 1 year ago


MrAltino and his little mate Elias, a cat, received and treated me as family, Altino is very attentive and kind. When he had to go somewhere he always asked me if i wanted go along, He also took a afternoon to take me to Monsaraz. We had a very fun time trying to bake, the cakes were delicous but raw inside, we also made really good dishes like acorns and tuna or Spread of nettle. Altino it´s a wise person and our conversation in the living room with a cup of tea were a great increase cultural. I loved my stay Terena it's really good to rest and thinking, i felt free and off of the world :)

almost 2 years ago


This place is just awesome. I stayed one week in this countryside. Working there was easy and very pleasant. It let me time to relax and to enjoy the nature around and the friendly neighborhood and also the guests of the house . The village is just beautiful and quiet! And our host is an amazing person with an exceptional spirit with who you can talk about poetry, philosophy, politic, meditation... around the fireplace as well as good local food !
I keep a beautiful memory of this place and of this stay !!

almost 2 years ago

About Casa de Terena

  • Hosted by Casa

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  • Response Rate: 60%
  • Response Time: 2 days

About the host

Pocuras tranquilidade no campo, junto da natureza? Este lugar é fantástico, numa pequena aldeia do Alentejo. Próximo das pessoas para conhecer os seus costumes e tradições. Longe das grandes cidades e da correria do mundo agitado. Aqui todos se encontram verdadeiramente. Para bons momentos, desfrutar a natureza, o lago, os castelos, e ajudando o nosso projeto

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