Let's Repair Old Houses & built up wooden patios in Old Town
Description: Today, walking along the Yenping Historical Street, you can see totally 142 decorated historical houses. Most of them were built more than 90 years ago. Century ago Yenping Street was the “downtown”, shops there were busy with visitors, but nowadays, many houses are empty and old. The residents moved with their family to other cities away from Xiluo and Yenping Street became quiet. Because of the "Community Renaissance" movement conducting by the Luoyoung Foundation and local government, the street becomes fabulous! In the past 5 years, we have invited many cultural groups and artists to long stay in Xiluo, and host different performances. We also hosted 5 international work camps which were focused on renovate heritage houses.
Type of Work: During the first week we will restore an old house in the Chu Wei community next to Xiluo. After, we will repair another old house (No.72) on Yenping road & we will clean the garden nearby the local museum.
*Restore the old house in Chu Wei(竹圍社區) *Build the wooden patios. * Help us to clean the garden nearby local museum ( louyoung foundation)&restore the old house No.72. *To create a local cultural Workshop and to support the cultural development in Xiluo. *To get close with locals of lovely Taiwan!
Accommodation: We will stay in Xiluo International Volunteer House. The house is offered by Xiluo township government, there are comfortable beds, air conditioner, toilet (3 for male, 3 for female), hot shower (1 for male and 1 for female) and has a wide yard and beautiful view, too. Volunteer will have a great time here for sure. We will ride bike as main transportation way during the project.
Language: English, Taiwanese, Chinese Mandarin
Requirements: Please bring your traditional national clothes with you, at least once volunteer will have to dress with their own country clothes in some special events, for instance, Opening, culture night and farewell party or whatever when and where, just as you wish. That will be very impressive to the local people.
Approximate Location: Xiluo Township, a historical place in Yun-Lin County, located in central Taiwan. 50 minutes to Taichung City by bus, 2.5-3.5 hrs by bus from Taipei City. Google Map: Louyoung Cultural &Education Foundation財團法人雲林縣螺陽文教基金會
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