Accompanied by the sound of rushing water, this workcamp will consist of maintaining and restoring the facilities of a Sèvre Niortaise mill: the Bellot water mill. You will intervene by repairing the walls and siding of the roadways by sealing the stones between them. Traditional masonry techniques, like how to work with lime and clay, will be shared with you by the association's volunteers. You will be supervised and accompanied by the owners of the mills during the entirety of the workcamp. You'll also have the opportunity to discover techniques related to hydraulic systems. Moreover, you will have a workshop on how to renovate the wheel which is used for the operation of the mill and then, you will paint it.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Communal, on campgrounds, under tents. Food will be provided for you and meals will be prepared alternately by participants.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Location: Saint-Maixent, department of Deux-Sèvres, 20km north of Niort.
Leisure activities: The goal will be to exchange the richness of your cultures with the residents and associations of the territory. Excursions throughout the region will be organized collectively according to your wants (visits, the ocean, museums, etc.) You'll also have the opportunity to conduct visits to Marais Poitevin, artistic expositions, etc., but also to La Rochelle, Poitiers, Noirt...