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In the heart of the town of Saint-Pal-de-Mons, the Maison Sarrand is coming back to life around a project to create a space dedicated to culture and arts. The municipality, concerned to make an open site to as many people as possible, once again wishes to rely on the participation of volunteers to work on the interior and exterior of this beautiful 19th century bourgeois residence.
Inside, you will carry out various works to make the spaces more welcoming: painting, cleaning, small landscaping work... Outside, the house has a vast park. The aim is to offer a space for walks and relaxation in the village and to use it for events throughout the year. You will carry out work of clearing, cleaning and enhancement of the buildings by working on the renovation of stone walls.
This job does not require any specific skills. It will allow you to carry out various works on different supports both inside and outside. You will have the opportunity to discover many techniques for renovating an old house and you will join an original project carried by a dynamic municipality.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will sleep in 2-place tents in the park of the Maison Sarrand, which is closed to the public. Remember to take a warm sleeping bag as the nights can be cold. A camping mat will be provided, but you can bring your own for extra comfort. The collective life will be organized in a building lent by the commune (equipped kitchen, dishwasher, large dining room). Meals can also be taken outside. The site also has toilets and showers.
You will take part in the preparation of the meals, in turn, from the products that will be bought nearby. The budget will be entrusted to the animation team of the site. We will favour local products as well as short circuits. Tastings of local products are also possible with local producers.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Saint-Pal-de-Mons (2,000 inhabitants) is located in the department of Haute-Loire in the Auvergne Rhone-Alpes region, 60 km north of Puy-en-Velay and 30 km from Saint-Etienne. It is a very beautiful region of small mountains (800 meters above sea level) which offers a natural landscape made of beautiful valleys. You will have the opportunity to practice outdoor leisure activities (hiking, picnic and swimming at the river and the lake of Lavalette, bicycle-rail or tree climbing), to play football matches and share a barbecue with the local team, to visit the towns of Puy-en-Velay and Saint-Etienne. Various shows will also punctuate your stay.
Remember to bring gloves and clothing and shoes for work (dirt-resistant, or that you don’t mind getting dirty). Also remember to bring a warm sleeping bag as well as suitable clothing in case of rain (fleece, raincoat...). A camping mat will be provided, but you can bring your own for extra comfort. Don't forget sun protection (hat, glasses, cream...) and your swimsuit for swimming in the lake.
Friendly times will be programmed in conjunction with our animators and according to your wishes. If you wish to share a little bit of your culture (recipes, traditional stories, unusual objects...), don't hesitate to take a little piece of your country in your backpack!
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