Frankrijk | Restauratie

Samen met 12 andere vrijwilligers ga je voor 21 dagen naar een restauratieproject.
Het project duurt van 3 t/m 24 augustus.

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This is a very important year, because you will finalise the construction of the kilns outer walls! Your goal will be to rebuild the east-facing outer wall and the kiln's decorative top. Inside the building, you will remake the joints between the stones. The work will be diversified and there will be plenty to do! Supervised by a technical instructor, you will learn traditional masonry techniques using local stones and lime mortars.
You’ll sleep in 2 persons tents (bring your sleeping bag) in the village near the leisure center. You will have access to toilets, shower facilities, a kitchen and two rooms of activities inside the center. You will eat outside whenever the weather allows it. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the preparation of dishes with good products from the market and local producers. On the first evening, the locals will welcome you with a feast made of their culinary specialties!
Davayat is a big village in the Auvergne region situated on the plain of Limagne, at the foot of the volcanic mountains. Situated at around 20 km north of the city of Clermont-Ferrand, it is a wine-producing region which offers many hiking opportunities, canoe/kayak trips and swimming in the lakes. You will also have the chance to see concerts and shows in the town of Riom during your stay.
For seven summers now, international volunteers have been coming to Davayat village to learn how to build with stones and lime mortar, to discover the region and share meals with the community. Concordia has been participating in the renovation of Davayat's former lime kilns since 2011, working alongside with a local organization called Cynorhodon 135, created by friendly volunteers. You will see how much the work has progressed! This year again, the organization’s volunteers are looking forward to showing you their region. You will share friendly moments and good meals with the inhabitants.
Bring working clothes, walking boots and a backpack. Nights can be chilly, so bring warm clothes and a good sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country, musical instruments and games. You will get around Davayat on foot and by car. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.
Meeting point: Riom train station. Closest airport: Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon or Paris

DAVAYAT – Lime kilns




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Aantal vrijwilligers

13 (6 mannen en 7 vrouwen)


18 t/m 99 jaar


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