“Orri” Renovation

Project Details

Code: CONCF-279
Start date: 02 ago 2017
End date: 23 ago 2017
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Country: France
State: Quillan
Airport: Toulouse or Paris.
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99


In a town crossed by the Aude River and considered as an international centre for water sports, you will be invited to participate in the renovation of the rich local heritage in Quillan.

Work And Activities

You will participate in the renovation of an "Orri" (Occitan term designating a closed parcel of land for breeding). You will help rebuilding an entrance, then rebuild a large stone enclosure. You will also have to rehabilitate the old sheepfold in a sustainable way with dry stone technique while stabilising the building as much as possible, and revalorising old natural basins that were probably used as water reservoirs.

Accommodation And Food

You will be accommodated under tents. Tents will be provided but you can bring yours if you wish. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together.


Quillan is located in the Aude department, near the entrance of the gorges Pierre-Lys, 50 km away from Carcassonne and 80km from Font-Romeu. You will have the possibility to bathe in the lake Puivert, located a few kilometres away from Quillan. For more information: www.quillan.fr


Bring working clothes, gloves and shoes, hat, sun cream and a swimming suit! Don’t forget your sleeping bag. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.