Do you want to learn ancient techniques of masonry, the use of ancient material and ecology? This year, we will work to continue the masonry in stone, on the ancient sheep herding, in order to make it, in a few years, a room for cooking, storing tools, etc. We will continue as well to work on putting value in the site and hiking trails. And if the time allows, we will participate in the construction of stone stairs in the sheepfold with the help of masons that wil there to transmit their knowledge! The work represents 30h in a week. The nights and weekends are free for activities that you will choose to organise together.
Accommodatie en maaltijden
Our principal place of living is a the Ferme du Faï, it's an international welcoming center. You will sleep in rooms of 3 to 6 beds and will have access to bathrooms, toilets, and the kitchen. There is no WIFI. But you will meet people coming from the whole world! This center is found 30 minutes walking distance from the Abbaye.
You will cook in a rotation of roles, so that you can taste several specialties! Here, we pay attention to what we eat, to reduce our impact on the planet we try to eat a maximum of local products and we eat meat two times a week.
Locatie en vrije tijd
Location: The farm of the Faï, at 3km of the village of Saix is 15 km from the first town, Veynes. Once or twice a week, we will organize a trip to the nearest town to go shopping.
Leisure activities: You will be in an exceptional setting to discover the pleasures of mountain hiking, its rivers, its lakes, the farmers and producers markets, the festive nights organised in surrounding villages. In group, you will decide activities and discovery outings that you wish to set up. The reception center usually organizes one musical evening per week with homemade wood-fired pizzas.
This workcamp is part of INVOLVE
It is a joint effort of 3 voluntary service organisations in Italy (Legambiente), France (Solidarités Jeunesses) and Germany (ICJA) that promotes and enhances the inclusion of migrants in 7 local communities. The project aims to contribute to creating more sustainable, cohesive and inclusive societies. Therefore, the main project activities are focused in the areas of environmental protection and social and cultural heritage. The objective is to demonstrate that performing voluntary activities together provides opportunities for social exchange, civic engagement and for learning and growing as a community and society.
Involve Workcamps will also be held in five other project locations, three in Italy and two in Germany, in cooperation with the respective municipalities. Each workcamp will bring together a total of 20 participants with very different cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
The European cooperation project INVOLVE runs from January 2019 to June 2021 and is co-funded by the Asylum and Migration Fund (AMIF). For further information, please visit: http://www.involve.blog