Work: The work will be manual and sometimes demanding, it will take place at several locations. In Skalka u Doks, the tasks can include renovation and cleaning of the house, working in a permacultural garden, and renovation of the municipal fire station. In the nearby village of Borejov, you will clean interior of a church and prepare it for a special St. Jacob’s pilgrim mass, clean the cemetery surrounding the church and renovate its wall. In Bela pod Bezdezem, you will clean the interior of St. Giles’s church, its parish and the parish garden. Bring solid work shoes, clothes that can get dirty and a raincoat. All the tasks will depend on the current needs and weather.
Study part: Getting to know the history of the region from old photos, film screenings and lectures, an organ recital in the Bela church (July 28th), attending a special Roman Catholic Pilgrim Mass (July 25th) in Borejov, meeting the local permaculture community, learning about farming in harmony with nature – it will be possible to spend one day with the community and take part in their daily program (work activities, discovering their lifestyle). It is possible to organize an international evening with presentations about different countries.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
In the main building of the traditional house that is under reconstruction, so the conditions are basic. You will sleep on mattresses with bedsheets, but you need to bring your own sleeping bag. There are 2 showers, a washbasin, toilets and an equipped kitchen. You will prepare your own meals as a group; you are invited to prepare a traditional dish from your country when it’s your turn in the kitchen. Bring simple recipes from home. For cooking, it’s also possible to use the outdoor fireplace.
Locatie en vrije tijd
A small village of Skalka u Doks (170 inhabitants) and its neighbourhood. The village is located in a Protected Landscape Area near the Macha Lake which is a popular tourist attraction. When we work at more distant places, transport by car will be arranged.
Address: Skalka u Doks 1, 472 01 Skalka u Doks
Leisure time: Visiting beaches of the Macha Lake, evening activities on the beaches and in the town of Doksy, visiting the Houska and Bezdez castles, hiking in the countryside, mushroom and blueberry picking, a barbecue, a party at a fisherman’s cottage on the banks of the Macha Lake with a steamboat cruise at sunset. There will be 2 free days (July 26th, August 1st) available for one-day trips.
This workcamp is perfect for curious, open-minded and hard-working people or those who are motivated to be. Please get ready to share your experience and opinions.
There is friendly, but big old dog living in the house (it is strictly forbidden to feed it!). See photos from the previous workcamp: goo.gl/1WNqxB