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!
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 =)
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
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 :)
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 !!