The former park surrounding the manor house had been unused and abandoned for decades. Year by year, Open Houses brings back to life another part of the huge garden area. Also this year the gardening and cleaning works at the historical park will be continued. The participants will mow the lawn, cut bushes and trees and reconstruct paths. In the back part of the park that is still an inaccessible wilderness they will sort out stones to use them later for walls or paths and level the ground. In addition they will replace the old, broken fence by a new one.
Beside that the volunteers will carry out small handcraft works as repair a storage house for fire wood, paint fences and similar tasks.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
common sleeping room with mattresses,
warm shower and toilets
Locatie en vrije tijd
Dammerow Manor is located between Berlin and the Baltic Sea and surrounded by nature reserves with many fields, woods, ponds and rivers. The Manor is a very interesting brick building from 1892/93 with a beautiful interior. The walls are covered with clay and painted with lime casein paint. The historical wooden floor planks are revealed and renovated. Most of the rooms are equipped with historical furniture, what gives the house a magnificent attraction.
The manor house is surrounded by a huge former park with old trees. A stone-oven invites to experience conventional bakery and the fireplace assures nice evenings in the nature. The sports area with a football-ground and volleyball-net is just beside. The participants can also enjoy their leisure time discovering the Mecklenburg Lake District. This place is ideal for having a great summer.
The camp place is situated near a small village in rural Germany, so the participants should not expect busy places and normal city activities for the leisure time during the working days. Small trips in walking distance are possible in the afternoon. On the weekends it is possible to organise an excursion to nearby cities or to have other leisure activities.
Usually average temperatures in Germany during the summer time are about 20º C to 30º C; during the night it will get colder. It is possible that there may be three weeks of non-stop sunshine, but every day rain is not impossible either. In September and October it's about 8º C to 18º C.
-EU-members should bring their European Health Insurance Card; those which have an individual travel insurance should bring the certificate
Volunteers should bring:
-stable work boots, really appropriate for practical work
-appropriate clothes, waterproof coat
-mosquito protection lotion
-typical recipes, sweets, music, instruments and games from the participants' home country for group activities
-More detailed information will be sent later on the infosheet