You will have to set up a dry stone terrace at the foot of a hill using traditional techniques. It will be necessary to de-vegetalise low walls and stumps. Subsequently you will sort the stones and store them for the construction of dry stone walls with a height of 50 to 80 cm. In order to do this you will have to build the foundations first.
You will be accommodated in tents, with access to sanitary facilities and a kitchen. In turns you will take part in the preparation of meals and the organization of your daily life (scheduling, cleaning, shopping, etc.). We will encourage you to purchase local and seasonal products.
The town of Burlats is located about 8 km upstream of Castres. Burlats is one of the gates to the Regional Natural Park of Haut Languedoc. The hilly forest environment offers an exquisite mix of wilderness and a charming unspoilt nature that invites walkers, equestrians or cyclists to venture out on marked hiking trails.
Remarkable sites: the Adelaide pavilion, Adam’s house, the Collegiate Church, the Chaos de la Rouquette and the St Dominique cave, the Lignon gorges, the Merlon lake, Sept Faux and its trembling rock…
You will participate in an international workcamp organized by Concordia and the commune of Burlats, in the region Tarn. This July the municipality of Burlats wants to set up an international project all around “dry stones” in order to create links between volunteers, visitors and the local population.
Consider taking clothes and shoes for work (also rainproof in case of rain). Since you will be staying in tents bring a warm sleeping bag and a good mattress. Nights are sometimes cool and humid. If you want, you can bring your own tent. And remember to take a bathing suit as well in case we might go swimming. Don’t hesitate to bring specialties from home such as photos, games, musical instruments, etc.