Application for Residency


The residences can accommodate a maximum of 8 people at any given point within the setting of a restored tobacco barn. This can either be 8 individuals or a group working on the same project.
The tobacco barn: A restored barn with more than 150m2 dedicated to the workspace, and 100m2 dedicated to the residential quarters and storage space.
The workspace: workshop/conference area, communal studio. The residence: 4 double rooms with an ensuite, and a communal living/dining/kitchen area. Outside space: 105m2 terrace for resident use.
Ras de Terra has 5 hectares of vegetable gardens, fruit trees and meadows. We encourage residents to use these outdoor spaced for meditation, reading, inspiration, etc. In addition, there are bikes on hand for residents to explore the surrounding areas.


The minimum valid stay is of 3 days up to a maximum of 6 months. La estancia en la residencia incluye half pension (HP): with breakfast and lunch or dinner, Wificleaning services, workspace and the facilities. The stay can be booked as an individual or shared (queen bed provided).

2 people
Less than a week
Between 1 - 3 weeks
1 month or longer

For longer stay periods or special requests, please contacts us by email at

The fee may be revised by the resident's work or services. In this case, it must be indicated in the application or in the presentation of the project. The fee does not include transport to and from the location. We offer free transport from Villanueva de la Vera o Madrigal de la Vera. We also offer a pick-up service from the train station Oropesa for an extra fee of 25€. The service can be for an individual or shared (maximum 4 people).


If you wish to apply and interview for the residences, please complete the form below or if preferred download the form here and send it by email to
*I have read and accept the terms & conditions.
Accepted applicants will be interviewed by a member of the team and further screen to better understand the project and any needs that may arise from their stay.
Ras de Terra encourages a collaboration of fields of study/disciplines in our residences and workshops. That is why we welcome applicants from all sorts of fields and origins; from architects to designers (graphic, product, industrial, fashion) and visual artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, or multimedia artists), as well as writes (playwriters, screenwriters, novelists, journalists, researchers, and poets) and composers and performers (musicians, actors, dancers and choreographers) and lastly cultural and gastronomic researchers. Ras de Terra is committed to artistic and cultural exchange and the interrelation between disciplines.
Not necessarily. Our judges will assess each application case by case. We welcome residents from all fields and experience levels.
The duration of your stay will vary on the requirements and size of the project. The resident can stay for a minimum of 3 days up to a maximum of 6 months.
As soon as we receive your application, we will reach out to you to do a online interview.
The main languages are English and Spanish. However, a few team members speak as well French and Italian. So it would be best if the resident can speak at least one of these languages.
Ras de Terra welcomes bigger scale projects and groups in the residences.
Yes. Families are more than welcome here. We can provide shared accommodations and the rooms accordingly as long as we have the availability.
In general, yes. But its the resident's responsibility to take care of the pet.
Yes! We have Wifi through out the residences. However, please keep in mind that we are out in nature and the signal might be low.
Aside from the workspace, we also offer regular activities in Ras de Terra such as workshops, presentations, conferences, talks, etc. We can also gladly introduce you to local artisans for inspiration and/or collaboration on projects.
It is not all about work if not one sometimes needs a break. We are out in nature where one switch off with a nice walk around the fields of La Vera, with the incredible view of Sierra de Gredos. You are also welcome to help take care of our vegetable garden and trees - a unique experience to reconnect with nature.
Each resident, specially those coming from outside of Spain, should have insurance coverage for their stay in case of accidents and/or health problems.
The fee does not include transport to and from Ras de Terra. We offer free pick-up service from Villanueva de la Vera or Madrigal de la Vera.
We provide a transport service to and from the train station Oropesa for a fee of 25€, same fee applies whether you are an individual or a group (maximum 4 people)
Yes! and for residents staying longer than a week, we will provide fresh towels and linens on a weekly basis.
Yes, there are laundry facilities available to the residents.
The fee includes half pension, which is breakfast and lunch or dinner.
Yes! All residents will have access to a public and shared kitchen where you can store and prepare your meals. We can also offer weekly rides to the supermarket or local food markets.