You will restore an outer wall using traditional masonry techniques. You will continue the work that already began last summer: repairing the damaged areas, filling in the cracks and making new seals.
You will sleep in two-person tents (please bring your sleeping mat) near the school. The group activities and meals will take place in a room made available to the group. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader, shopping will be done with him/her and you will participate in the preparation of meals with products from the market and local producers (if possible).
Plevin (around 800 inhabitants) is located in the center of Brittany in the county of “Cotes d’Armor”. It is a charming small town, with a 17th century church. There are several hiking trails around the town. You will be able to go on a trip to the sea or to do leisure activities in the town of Carhaix (around 7 500 inhabitants), only 10 km from Plevin. You will also be able to enjoy the atmosphere of the music festival “Les Vieilles Charrues” which takes place there every summer in July. It’s the biggest music festival in France (around 280 000 visitors last year)!
Come to animate a small town in the heart of Brittany!
The town council of Plevin welcomes you for its second international workcamp where you will help to restore its built heritage, in the center of the village. An opportunity to experience the local culture and to make unforgettable inter-generational encounters.
The first workcamp in 2018, was a great success with many exchanges with the inhabitants.
You will have to bring warm clothes (trousers, sweater; socks, closed shoes, rain clothes) and light ones (skirt or shorts, t-shirt, open shoes) because weather can change very suddenly in Brittany. You can literally experience all four seasons in one day! Please also take with you working clothes, gloves and shoes in addition to your swimsuit. Bring a warm sleeping bag and an insulated camping mat as nights are sometimes fresh and wet.
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 will then be reimbursed once back in their home country.