Project Details

Code: CONCF-162
Start date: 03 ago 2018
End date: 24 ago 2018
Term: Medium Term (15 days to 1 Month)
Category: SOCIAL
Theme: RENO, SOCI
Country: France
State: LES-AUTHIEUX-DU-PUITS
Airport: Charles de Gaulle
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99

Description

In the heart of the “Pays du Haras”, in the department of Orne, come and discover the tiny village of Authieux-Du-Puits. A perfect workcamp for nature lovers! The 72 inhabitants are looking forward to hosting their second international workcamp this
year. The local community is highly involved and will therefore welcome you very warmly. They will help you discover the Norman culture and a remarkable natural environment. They are really happy to meet new people from around the world.
Exchanges between locals and volunteers are guaranteed: you can be sure that you will enjoy the friendly atmosphere of this village!
Norman cooking specialties, hiking, discovering national stud farms… from Les Authieux-Du- Puits, the Orne welcomes you!

Work And Activities

You will work on the restoration of the village’s church’s frontage, supervised by two leaders. You will learn traditional techniques of masonry: mortar work, masonry work, repairing joints by using traditional techniques (e.g. lime mortar).

Accommodation And Food

Adventure, here we come! You will sleep under tents, by 2 or 3 (bring your mattress and your sleeping bag), so you will be in direct contact with nature. The cooking and living spaces will be under a large “marabout” conical tent. About the sanitary facilities: toilets and showers will be in people’s house.
The meals will be taken in a room in the mill with the volunteers of the local organization. The group will be sharing the cleaning chores and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group leader and you will participate in the preparation of dishes with good products from the market and local producers.

Place

Les Authieux du Puits is located 50 km northeast of Alençon.

Requirements

You will work on small scaffoldings; you should therefore be able to work in height. Please bring gardening gloves, good shoes and working clothes. As the nights can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes. Don’t forget to bring a sleeping-mat, a warm
sleeping bag (and a tent if you own one!). Don’t hesitate to bring specialities from your place, photos, games, music instrucments, etc.
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.

Language

English

Notes

Meeting point:
Sainte Gauburge train station.

Closest airport:
Paris