Organized in the shape of a U around a central garden, the building of the old sawmill includes a residential building, a storage space (barn type) and a workshop. Located in the heart of the village, the municipality wishes to make this complex a lively and creative place (co-working space, local for local youth). Partly embedded in the urban context, only two facades are visible. You will work on replastering these stone facades. Replastering the walls consists of scraping the damaged joints between the stones and replacing them in order to safeguard the structure. A large part of the work will therefore be done in high position on a secure scaffolding. A retired mason specializing in old buildings will supervise you on the site. At the same time, you will be responsible for cleaning the old storage building still full of sawdust. Finally, a second site could take place on the village chapel. One of the side walls, located at the edge of the road, is marked by significant traces left by cars. You will need to apply a coating in order to reunify the wall. The work site is in front of your accommodation and you will work 4h to 5h per day.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
You will be staying at the Marius Gros Gymnasium. You will have a living space, toilets and a kitchen area on site and sleep on individual mattresses placed on the floor. Located on the hillside, you will have access to a breathtaking view of the valley. The meals will be prepared collectively and you will be required to participate in daily tasks (cooking, dishes, cleaning). Located in the center of the village, you will be close to shops (bakeries, pharmacies, laundromat)
Locatie en vrije tijd
Violay is a village of 1,300 inhabitants located in the east of the Loire and bordering the Rhone department. Located on the hillside Violay is between 530 and 1000 m above sea level at Mont Boussuivre. The highest point of the Forez plain, the summit of Mont Boussuivre is occupied by the Matagrin Tower. Attached to this monument, the inhabitants organize festivities on this site each summer, in which you can participate. Are planned : petanque competition, shared picnic, craft activities, music group From the top of the tower, a panorama will allow you to appreciate a breathtaking view of the surrounding departments. Labeled Green Station , the village of Violay offers many hiking and educational trails, allowing you to discover the pond of Fontbonne or the traces of the old prehistoric village. Activities with the local population will be organized: basketball and ping-pong, visit to a pedagogic and cattle farm, visit to the Museum of Weaving and Silk (Buissiere), visit to the first aid station).
This project will allow you to acquire skills specific to masonry and building restoration. You will assimilate the safety instructions related to working on high position and on scaffolding. You will learn how to remove damaged joints using specific tools (hammer, chisel, wire brush), then how to make them, arrange them and replace them. During this project, you will develop adaptability, versatility and solidarity specific to teamwork. These capacities will be strengthened during group life where listening, respect, tolerance and open-mindedness will be necessary.
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