You will participate on a large-scale project. Located in the heights of the hamlet, five cottages have been abandoned and are awaiting new inhabitants. Since 2018, work has been put into place on these cottages to re-create sustainable housing. Your mission is to restore the interior of these cottages. With the help of a technical supervisor, you will discover several different types of work: sanding, evacuation and recycling of rubble, interior decoration, and more.
You will stay in tents in 2 or 3 places on the site of “l’Aurore” which is found 300 meters from the center of the hamlet. A cottage for cooking, a sanitary block with water and toilets, as well as a beautiful outdoor space for eating meals together around a campfire. Together, you will cook and prepare menus together using local products and participate in the organization of the camp: cooking, washing dishes, amenities, cleaning, campfires, and more.
Location: Hameau de Vaunières (7 km of the village of St Julien en Beauchêne, à 50km of Gap)
Leisure activities: You will be able participate in the very active village life during the summer with pizza nights, barbecues, dances, themed parties, international meals, sport activities, hiking, swimming etc. Enjoy locals events including festivals, the Provençal markets, and visiting the Buech region. Together with the lively staff, you will work together in the community life (cooking, washing dishes, organizing the camp, etc.)
Vaunières, a hamlet like no other! Lost in the depths of Buech, within the heart of the Hautes-Alpes, this hamlet has become a trampoline for youth and adults facing hardships, and is a welcoming place for both French and international students. Vaunières is vacation destination for families, tourists, and people living with disabilities who come to enjoy the tranquility of the mountains and the place’s dynamic atmosphere. Our workcamps with volunteers from an endless diversity of countries, allow us to reinforce the cultural diversity of our work, while opening up the site to the rest of the world; making it a place where people of all ages and different socio-cultural backgrounds agree to meet each other by working together and sharing a community life. We hope that you will also join us in this atmosphere of exchange and collaborative work which characterizes our project.