Work will be aimed to help with the renovation of ruins of the Uhrovec castle from 13th century. The volunteers will help with archaeological activities and they will learn about the history of the castle and traditional masonry techniques. The volunteers will help with renovation of the castle’s walls, masonry work, cleaning the area of the castle, the stabilization of the access road and tourist path to the castle.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
The Uhrovec Castle is situated on the Strazovske vrchy. This is a unique possibility for volunteers to experience one week in the beautiful surrouding of the castle without electricity and wifi signal, 2 km far from the civilization. Accommodation will be provided in the renovated historical building in the castle. There is possibility to sleep in the tents in the forest camping place. There is no heating and the nights are cold. Bring a warm sleeping bag and a mat. There is no electricity in the castle - only candles and torches (it is highly recommended to bring your own). There are outdoor showers and the toilets are dry (outhouses). There will not be access to running water, so water will be delivered. A kitchen with a small camping gas cooker will be used for preparing meals. The volunteers will help with cooking. On request, vegetarian meals can be provided.
Locatie en vrije tijd
The castle is located near the village Uhrovské Podhradie. The castle is surrounded by beautiful nature and with several possibilities for hiking.
Bring a warm sleeping bag and a mat, working clothes and gloves, warm clothes, raincoat, strong boots, torch, and a smile on your lips :) You can also take musical instruments and something typical from your country that you would like to share with other volunteers and the local community.
This is 1-week workcamp.
The workcamp will be visited by INEX Messenger who will organize a workshop focused on current issues in Europe. The volunteers will prepare the "Feast of cultures" - an international food festival for the local community and will join the “volunteering footprint” workshop. Our camps will follow the rules of Sustainability campaign.
Attention: HLC – Hard living conditions. The camp is for history and nature lovers and for those who are not afraid to accept the challenge of living in difficult conditions for two weeks surrounded by beautiful nature!
For more info about the project and the history of the castle please access: http://www.hraduhrovec.sk/