Description: Brenderup Hjskole hosts the camp. In English we call ourselves for the Academy for Intercultural Learning Brenderup Hjskole is working as a boarding school with an international approach and accept both Danish and foreign students. You need to be more than 18 years old. You can read more about the school here: http://www.brenderuphojskole.dk/filer/english.htm For the last many years, Brenderup have hosted work camps that have supported the building process of Brenderup environmental friendly buildings. We have made the straw bale house, a big culture and music hall, the ellipse-shaped aeurooelotus houseaeuro. The treetop shelter, the aeuroaeuroclimb around the world boulder climbing walls, an historic and culture play park. An organic fitness center in our garden, where nature is used instead of artificial machine equipment. Last camp completed an artistic brick laying camp, where we were decorating a rather big yard with old Celtic sings and patterns. We also did work with city gardening. This year the work will try to incorporate former yearaeuros ideas and concept of the last couple of years aeuro( building sustainable.We call it our Off Grid House. The off grid house has been build during the spring this year. It is a house which is producing aeuro( everything aeuro( within its own walls. The only outside energy which is brought in to the house is 3 kubic meter of wood in a year for heating. The workcamp participants will learn how such a house are working and you will be part of the last finish. We will decorate, make paths in our garden between all our suistainible houses, paint etc. We will also be working establishing a herb garden
Type of Work: In the middle of our aeuroaeuropark gardenaeuroaeuro we have allocated an area for organic gardening. Therefore, you should expect to work with garden tools building up parts of the area. It could be by making raised beds for herbs and flowers. Water channels for watering, digging a chamber in the ground for keeping vegetables during winter. Natural shade for plants and people. Etc. THEREFORE, it is garden work - all done by an environmental way, using nature, for the nature However, the main work will be to assist finishing the Off grid house. Later the greenhouse will be used as a classroom for making slow food and for yoga and meditation, - and of course for flowers and plants. The area of the new aeuroorganic herb worldaeuro is approximately 1000 square meters. Our garden is consisting of some very spectacular old trees, and together with the imposing structure of the straw bale house and the music house, the Lotus House and the Tree Top House, we have a wonderful world. We would like to link the buildings together with our new organic garden and build pass ways between them. During camp, we will take time to debate sustainability - not only as an environmental issue but also on all levels - including sustainability among people and cultures.
Accommodation: Sleeping:You should expect to stay in a tented camp in the middle of our garden. There is also a chance of sleeping in dorms or rooms when available. Toilet and showers:In all three weeks access to showers and toilets in the school building are available. Food:Food is made by our kitchen staff and served three times a day. However, you should expect to assist after all meals doing dishes. In the weekend, you will assist in the making of the meals.Let us know if you are vegetarian.
Requirements: A motivational letter is required. People, who are used to work with their hands in combination with artistic skills, will be preferred to the work camp and volunteers are expected to be ready to share their culture with the other participants and students at the school. Special motivation letters and other requirements may be attached to the info-sheet.It will be easier for you, if you are a green thinker English at a conversational level is required.
Approximate Location: Brenderup is located on the island Funen (Fyn) in Denmark. The village Brenderup (2000 inhabitants) is close to the beach, forests and idyllic countryside.You will have free access to our different workshops during the camp, including recycling design, music, art and gym workshops. There is wireless internet at the school. Bicycles can be rented for the whole stay.
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