You will participate in an overall construction project of our campsites : Chamois and Pheasant. These two locations could welcome groups during all the summer season. We offer you to valorise these places located in an amazing landscapes. Your main missions will be the chalets renovation (carpentry, sanding, stain, …) and also, we will appeal to your creative instinct to renew buildings (decoration, …) You will also take part in the landscaping of this little houses. Together, we will save and add value to the natural heritage by learning how to recognize different medicinal plants and how to take care of them and weeding (bush).
In domitories, you will share a room with 4 to 8 persons in the Faï farm. You will live with other volunteers from different workcamps. You will take part in collective life (menus, cooking with local products, cleaning, …) http://www.villagesdesjeunes.org/index.php?page=fai
Location : The Faï Farm (3 km from the village Le Saix, 30 km from Gap).
Leisure activities: Located in a remarkable natural environment, the Fai farm is an ideal place to discover the pleasures of mountain hiking, swimming in the river and rural life with its peasant markets and producers. In the evenings, you will be able to organize board games, screenings, international meals. Tourist trips to discover the surrounding towns and villages of the region will also be organized!
Do you want to try a nature immersion in atypical mountains landscapes ? So, let’s join us at the Faï’s farm and enjoy a sunny adventure, full of happy encounters.
In the majestic cliffs of the Hautes-Alpes region, the organization Les Villages des Jeunes (www.villagesdesjeunes.org) manages, animates and renovates the Faï visitor centre since 1990, in partnership with SIVU de Haute-Maraize. The farm of Faï is an old farming domain situated at 1000 meters above sea level, renovated into collective accomodations. From April to December, the association organizes workshops for local people with social and professional difficulties. The project welcomes young people experiencing family or school difficulties. In summer, the Faï farm is also a place for professional artists who come to take advantage to create together and participate in festivals which take place in Faï: FestiFaï, Echos, The Singing Mountains… The workcamp that are organized in Faï contribute to make this site an original place where young people and adults, from many different countries and cultures, work and live together. We hope that you too, will come in this spirit of encounter and “doing together” that drives our project!