The participants will be engaged in a project in order to restore Fa’s Tower. This square tower has overlooked the village since the Middle Ages, and is quite famous in the area. It is the main touristic attraction of the village. The work will not be directly on the tower, but will concern the surrounding area. The goal is to clean and reorganize the surrounding area (cutting trees to make more space, planting flowers, installing a picnic table) so it becomes a welcoming space for the hikers and tourists coming through.
The volunteers will settle their tents in the heart of the village (with access to a bathroom and kitchen in a nearby building) and will have the opportunity to exchange with all the inhabitants who will welcome them and shareb their daily life in this remote area.
Location: Fa is a village located near the Pyrénées Mountains in south of France. This village is inhabited by a couple hundreds of people who live in a spirit of community.
Leisure activities: Don’t be fooled, remote doesn’t mean quiet and cold. Volunteers will enjoy the rich culture of the area, the live-concerts in the local café, the summer festival in the village, and plenty of discovery of the natural surroundings of the area. Even the mayor will give them the tour and share with them the history of the surroundings!
The city council of Fa and its inhabitants are looking forward to host an international workcamp next summer. They already have organized one last summer, and have been very welcoming with the international volunteers. In this remote area of France, at the threshold of the Pyrénées mountains, you may feel isolated or far from everything, but you will be welcomed and invited in the community of people living here. Through the work and exchange with other volunteers and villagers, the participants will become part of the community of this little remote and lovely place called Fa.
This project is a trilateral workcamp reserved for German organizations and for partners that already signed the agreement with SJ