The work in Mirande will be focused on destroying the barn attached to the Rohan tower (protected site), and taking part into restoration work on the former resting room s walls. You will then take part into masonry work (repairing joints etc.) and also cleaning the walls and helping with the former barn.
Accommodation will be under tents, kitchen and facilities in a building nearby (showers, wc-).
Mirande is a town of 3500 inhabitants located in Auch county, in the South West of France. It is in the center of an urban area composed of nine other villages. The city was founded in the 13th century and its rich historical heritage bears witness to its long history. You can have a look here : https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirande The weather is usually nice during the summer, and can be very warm.
To highlight its built heritage and to promote interculturality and exchanges within the local population, the town of Mirande, has chosen to host an international workamp, hoping this will create a new energy within its inhabitants.
1/No special knowledge or competence is required for this camp, except being motivated, curious and loving work in group 2/Our association does not provide a car during the workcamp. 3/ European volunteers should bring their European health care card, and everybody must, in any case, BRING THEIR INSURANCE CERTIFICATE. If health issues on the camp, the volunteers will have to pay for it, and then get reimbursed once back in the home country. 4/ Things to bring as your are going to live in very simple conditions :a flashlight, a sleeping bag, warm clothes (a sweater and rain-coat), a bathing suit. For male volunteers : short pants are generally prohibited in the public swimming pools in France, please bring a bathing suit. For work : worn out clothes and strong shoes. If you have work gloves you can bring them too. Also take walking shoes. 5/ Your games, musics, musical instruments and recipes, will be also welcome To make exchanges and encounters easier, please also bring photographs of your home, some postcards, maps or else, to be able to talk about your country.6/ If you have your driving licence, please, take it with you (may be useful in some areas).