In this workcamp, your main tasks will be to repair a meadow that has been destroyed by boars. Because of many holes in the ground, the field currently cannot be used as a pasture anymore. The meadow is situated on a very steep slope right next to where you will be sleeping. You will also need to remove eagle fern, a tall plant that is poisonous to animals and that doesn’t allow sufficient space for other plants, herbs, and small new trees. Another task will be the maintenance of water ditches. Be prepared for a variety of outdoor tasks relating to habitat management.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be accommodated in a group vacation home right next to your work site. The house is a bit outside of the village and oversees the beautiful valley where you will be working. A supermarket and a bakery can be reached by foot and local farmers sell their products in the village. Inside the house, you will have a kitchen and sanitary facilities (including showers). There will be two rooms for sleeping with some beds and some mattresses. Please bring your own sleeping bag!
Locatie en vrije tijd
Aichhalden is situated in the Black Forest at 700m and surrounded by beautiful nature. It is a great location for long walks, hikes or even bike trips. The village itself is relatively small with 4.000 inhabitants, but in your free time you can go on trips, for example to the nearby university town Freiburg, across the border to Strasbourg or to other sights and activities inside the Black Forest.
Changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
In order to minimize the risk of infection, we reduced the group size to 8 particpants. This way you will have enough space inside the accomodation to keep a safe distance from each other. The accomodation also has a nice outside area, so you won't need to spend much time inside the building. The work itself will take place mostly outside in the fresh air as well. In addition, other safety and hygiene measures will be put into place, such as providing hand sanititzer & facial masks, information on proper handwashing, coughing& sneezing techniques etc. We will make sure to make your workcamp experience as safe and enjoyable as possible! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.