The volunteers, with the help of professional technical leaders, will restore dry stone walls in Natural Park of “les deux Ourthes” located around Houffalize (stabilisation, reconstruction of collapsed areas, maintenance).
BEWARE: This workcamp is based on manual and outdoor tasks which might be sometimes hard.
In a cottage or “safari tents” with beds, a kitchen and a bathroom with hot shower.
Meals will depend on your cookery talents (self-catering).
Volunteers must notify beforehand about specific diet.
The Deux Ourthes Nature Park is located in the north-eastern part of the province of Luxembourg, along the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg border. It includes 6 municipalities: Bertogne, Gouvy, Houffalize, La Roche-en-Ardenne (touristic place), Sainte-Ode and Tenneville. You will find there the tranquillity, the warmth of an authentic welcome, the pleasure of local products, the opportunity to hike on very natural trails in the forest, at the edge of the water or on the heights where vast landscapes open.
Excursions in the nature and other activities are planned.
During the weekend, it will be possible to organize cultural visits and to travel to the biggest Belgian cities.
“Pierre Sèche” Project is an Interreg cooperation project between natural parks located in an area called the “Greater Region”. The Greater Region lies at the crossroads of the rivers Rhine, Saar, Meuse and Moselle. It gathers together territories of Lorraine in the French region Grand Est, Wallonia, in Belgium, Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany as well as the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Through this project, each partner has the common goal to develop, with a shared methodology, a collective answer to the issues met when dealing with the preservation of the dry stone walls in the Greater Region. To promote this common heritage and “know how” several actions are developed on the whole territory:
– Raising awareness campaigns,
– Skills sharing
This collaboration will promote the preservation of dry stone walls as elements of cultural and natural heritage and will allow the creation of a collaborative economy around the dry stone walls in the Greater Region.
Compagnons Bâtisseurs collaborates in this through the implementation of three different international workcamps: two in Belgium and one in Luxembourg.