This workcamp is the ideal place if you wish to be introduced to the dry stone technique. Built without cement and from local stones, the construction of this Keyhole garden will then be filled with soil to accommodate varied plantations. The site will be prepared by our partner, who will host its first international voluntary workcamp. During these tasks, it will be necessary to carry stones which may be heavy. Think about bringing closed shoes.
Accommodation in tents in a holiday centre in Jaujac. Volunteers will have access to the toilets and showers in the adjoining building. A mobile kitchen and a room dedicated to the daily life will be allocated to the group.
Think about bringing your own sleeping bag. You will share the different collective tasks and will prepare the meals together. A budget will be allocated to the camp leaders and you will participate in the shopping and preparation of meals, privileging healthy and local products.
Jaujac (1,200 inhabitants) is situated in the department of Ardèche in the region of Auvergne Rhône Alpes, 15km away from Aubenas and 40 km from Privas. It’s a touristic and typical municipality of Ardèche, built on the slopes of an old volcano which is today covered with chestnut trees. It is traversed by the river Le Lignon. Numerous hiking routes are accessible from the municipality and its surroundings.
Come and discover the exceptional landscapes in the heart of the Monts d’Ardèche and participate in a workcamp with the Maison du Parc in the charming village of Jaujac.
The Regional National Park of Monts d’Ardèche extends over 145 municipalities of the department of the Ardèche and Haute-Loire. Its territory contains hidden treasures for lovers of authenticity, preserved landscapes, and local products.
Hiking and nature activities devotees will certainly be conquered! You will equally be seduced by the village of Jaujac, which, within the Castle of Rochemure, hosts the Maison du Parc, a pedagogic space which enables to discover the rich local biodiversity. Come and help us build a dry stone construction that will host flowering plants for the great pleasure of this site’s numerous visitors!
Think about bringing gloves, as well as clothes and shoes which you don’t mind getting dirty. Don’t forget your sleeping bag! Bring also suitable clothes for rainy weather and for hiking (sweaters, jumpers, raincoats…). Hiking shoes will be useful to discover the region. Don’t forget sun protection (caps, sunglasses, sun-cream…) and a swimming suit. Convivial times will be programmed in collaboration with your camp leaders and according to your wishes. If you want to share your own culture (food recipes, traditional stories, peculiar objects, music…), don’t hesitate to take a small piece of your country with you!