Lead by a technical expert in traditional masonry, you will begin work on the restoration of the facades of the farmhouse. You will also have to renovate or put up the surrounding low walls and mark out the spaces of this traditional farmhouse. There you will learn several traditional techniques such as constructing drystone walls.
You will be camping in tents with all amenities. Food will be provided and meals will be prepared by you in turns.
Location: In the middle of the sea, 35 km of Rochefort-sur Mer, Charente Maritime.
Leisure activities: On the island of Oléron, plenty of aquatic activities will be awaiting you such as fishing and sailing with the local clubs, enjoying the beach, seaside bike rides, beach volleyball and many other pleasures to discover. You can also visit the lovely cities of La Rochelle and Rochefort. Activities and outings will be organized with the population, particularly with the youth from Grand-Village’s youth center. Your free time will encourage mingling with the residents who cannot wait to meet you!
The town of Grand-Village-Plage is a charming seaside resort in the south west of the island Oléron resting on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. It has been given the name “Oléron the Luminous” for its prominent rate of sunshine throughout the year. In recent years, a project has begun to promote the habitat and way of life of the islanders by implementing the intercommunity and the community of Grand-Village from the 19th century to today. This project is based on the traditional farmhouse of Oléron including the Oléronaise farm built in the 70’s, which consist of a house, barns, and cellars that illustrate the daily life of the islanders at the end of the 19th century. Since 2018, it has been facing the interpretation center which highlights the building techniques and way of life, then and now. It is in the perspective of renovating this “eco-farm” house of Oléron, which aims to be a place for visitors and experimentations, here, the community of the island wished to implement youth volunteer project.