The technique suggested is a traditional technique: dry stone. Many of dry stone walls are still present on the territory. This technique contributes to the preservation of biodiversity by providing natural protection for insects and small animals and provides favorable conditions for plant development. It also offers an undeniable landscape value. The volunteers will learn the basic techniques for building without mortar: choose and sort the stones, prepare the foundations, stabilize the different layers …
The accommodation will be in the village hall, just in front of the building site. The sanitary and kitchen are adjoining and showers will be available at 50 meters far from the nightcamp by walking. Thank you for taking with you a sleeping bag and a pillow (if you wish) for your comfort.
Located between Nancy (60km – city of Duke Stanislas, with its mythical place, ranked in the top 5 of the most beautiful squares in the world) and Strasbourg (85 km – European capital, cosmopolitan and rich in history), Repaix is a small village very dynamic and surrounded by a remarkable historical and cultural heritage. Volunteers will be able to visit buildings such as Blâmont Castle or Lunéville Castle, visit the city of Baccarat renowned for its expertise in crystal glass, cross the road of renewable energies by visiting photovoltaic and thermal installations and wind turbin. There are many things to do around, so come to the workcamp and decide with the other volunteers what you want to see!
As part of an urban redevelopment in front of the communal hall, the town of Repaix wants to rebuild dry stone walls in the center of its village and thus keep a coherence with the many other walls present on the territory. Rather than choosing a professional company, the municipality prefers to host an international workcamp for the intercultural dimension that it brings to its inhabitants!
The city of Repaix is really keen to associate local youth to the international workcamp. The goal is to maximising the exchanges between the volunteers and local population. During the workcamp, volunteers should expect sharing convivial and work time with them. Unfortunately, the workcamp and the life area are not accessible for wheelchairs.