ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Barcelona Espadrilles Workshop

Barcelona, SpainPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Luis

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

By far the best experience of all, as it includes a pair of shoes! Can’t beat that! Here you will design the espadrilles of your dreams, we will make them LIVE and then ship them to you, all included!

We will meet virtually at our workshop in Barcelona, in a very unique and special place, where you will feel immersed and surrounded by espadrilles.

First, we will introduce you to the story of these beautiful shoes and the materials needed for their construction. You will learn about this old tradition, and how this shoe passed from being built by and for humble people, to be one of the most trendy styles of shoes nowadays.

Then, every guest will choose the size of the base, the color and materials, and the style of stitching. Once ready, we will stitch LIVE your own traditional espadrilles, following your instructions. Once finished, we will teach you the different ways to lace them up and use them.

Finally, and very important, we will ship your creation to your home with free worldwide FedEx shipping. Your will get the pair at your home, all included, no extra cost!

Check amazing designs from previous guests on Instagram @BarcelonaHandmade

Use it also as a gift, we will take care of everything.

Book a private experience for your team. We have already hosted big groups of 50+ for Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, StitchFix, among others, and they loved it and repeated!
By far the best experience of all, as it includes a pair of shoes! Can’t beat that! Here you will design the espadrilles of your dreams, we will make them LIVE and then ship them to you, all included!

We will meet virtually at our workshop in Barcelona, in a very unique and special place, where you will feel immersed and surrounded by espadrilles.

First, we will introduce you to the story of these beautiful shoes and the ma…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Luis can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at $560.

What to bring

  • One pair per ticket, but you can share the experience with friends and family
  • You can check other guests creations on our IG @barcelonahandmade
  • Awarded TOP10 Gifts 2020 by Washington Post and Buzzfeed
  • We have daily sessions for different Time Zones, request any day and time if you don’t find yours
  • Private and Corporative sessions up to 500pax tested successfully

Meet your Host, Luis

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 382 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Luis and his wife Kathe are the founders and artisans of HANDMADE BARCELONA®, an ethical brand of handmade traditional shoes from Cataluña, Spain. They have been making shoes for many years in their family-owned factories in Spain.

Together with Airbnb they have been hosting a very successful experience teaching travelers how to stitch traditional Catalan espadrilles. This unique experience has brought them many good reviews in 2019-20 as a must-do in Barcelona and it is within the Top10 Experiences Worldwide, have a look at http://www.airbnb.com/espadrilles for the onsite experience.

They are not only experts when it comes to espadrilles, but they're also fun and entertaining with their anecdotes and stories.

This online edition transports you to their workshop in Barcelona and it includes the pair of shoes shipped to your home!
Luis and his wife Kathe are the founders and artisans of HANDMADE BARCELONA®, an ethical brand of handmade traditional shoes from Cataluña, Spain. They have been making shoes for many years in their family-owned factories in Spain.

Together with Airbnb they have been hosting a very successful experience teaching travelers how to stitch traditional Catalan espadrilles. This unique experience has brought them many good reviews in 2019-20 as a must-do in Barcelona and it is within the T…
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From $85/ person

Private groups only
From $560 per group
$107 per person
Private groups only
From $560 per group

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Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 382 reviews.

Heather
January 2022
I have been eyeing this airbnb experience for about a year - and today I saw it was available and thought - why not?? It was WAY better than expectations - I learned a bunch and I cannot wait to get my shoes. Now Barcelona is on my bucket list for sure of places I want to see! Thank you for an amazing time!!
Steffanie Octavia
January 2022
If you like learning about other cultures and some fashion history.... If you like handmade, personalized items that you can actually wear... Then this is the workshop for you! I really enjoyed the session as Luis and Kathe were both so energetic and enthusiastic. It made the stories about the origins of espadrilles a lot more entertaining than it has any business to be. They were also super helpful and patient in helping us design the shoes to make sure they suit us, are wearable, and we are happy with them even after the session has ended. Very, very friendly hosts and overall a superb online experience!
Shellie
December 2021
This is my second time creating espadrilles with Luis and Cathe. I gifted a workshop to two of my close friends. We had a blast!
Jodi
December 2021
Luis & Kathe make amazing hosts, provide a great, fun time, are completely interactive, and obviously love what they do. They made me feel at home, and made me so excited to learn about the history behind the shoes. They both were funny, kind, supportive and wonderful at bringing everyone together. One of my best 'team building experiences' ever! Try them for a work experience, a girls night, a bachelorette party - anything! You absolutely won't be disappointed.
Shellie
December 2021
I participated as a holiday team event at work. It was fantastic! Can’t wait to receive my espadrilles! I'm going to buy the session as a gift for friends!
Kamila
December 2021
I can’t recommend this experience enough! We did it as a team bonding activity and it was fantastic! Luis has great energy and attitude… We can’t wait to walk with our new pair of espadrilles! ✨

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    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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  • Sun, Jan 30
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    $107 per person
  • Sun, Jan 30
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    From $560 per group
  • Mon, Jan 31
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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  • Tue, Feb 1
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    From $560 per group
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    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
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    From $560 per group

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 6 and up can attend, up to 500 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.