Castle of Love "Saint Miklosh" (Zakarpattia region)
Description: St. Miklosh castle is architectural monument of XIV-XIX centuries. Located in the village Chynadiyovo, near the city of Mukachevo, Transcarpathian region. Chynadiyovo castle has more than 700 years of history. Recently it started to function as an art center and 1st floor of the castle was renovated but still a lot of work should be done. This castle is called The Castle of Love. It has a lot of stories...
Type of Work: Reconstruction of the attic of the castle, cleaning some rooms of the castle, the surrounding territory, garden. Archaeological work in the basement of the castle. Help with the creation of flower beds, help in cleaning archaeological finds (pottery pieces, tiles), reconstruction of ceramic pottery found during excavations. Work will take approximately 4-6 hours a day. There are hard physical work as well as one which requires accuracy and endurance.
Study Theme: History of the region, medieval architecture on example of castles, problems of preservation of historic and cultural heritage in Ukraine on example of Nevitske castle and Saint Miklosh Castle. Very interesting excursions will be organised for volunteers.
Accommodation: In the tents, gymnastic mats are available, bring a sleeping bag. Volunteers will cook for themselves. If you have your own tent, please, bring it!
Language: English. Local language - Ukrainian, Russian.
Approximate Location: Kamianytsia village, Zakarpattia region
Notes: The project will take place in the west of Ukraine, more than 1000 km away from the eastern regions of the country. During the previous year the situation was peaceful and safe here, no mass protest actions or violence took place. We organized several international activities in the West of Ukraine in spring and summer of 2014-2016 with over 80 participants from all over Europe. Nobody experienced problems during the travel to the project venues or during the activities themselves.
You can read the stories of our volunteers about how the camp was held in previous years:
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