Description: The workcamp takes place in the village of Veseli nad Uhlavou in Western Bohemia in cooperation with the local association Tvrz Veseli. This association was founded with the aim to restore the ruin of a castle in Veseli nad Uhlavou, to make it open for the public and for cultural and educational purposes. Its activities involve maintenance and fundraising to renovate the castle. The castle has a disturbed past and is now in a very bad state. Past two workcamps helped to clean an overgrown castle park and discovered an old hidden staircase. This year s workcamp will focus on removing rubble from the part of the castle which is being renovated and on maintenance of the park.
Type of Work: Work will be manual and will be done at the castle and in the castle park. The tasks will include: separating construction material from the ruins (tiles, beams, boards etc.) which can be reused, removing rubble, raking and collecting grass, removing invasive plants and bushes. Bring working clothes which can get dirty, solid shoes and waterproof jacket or raincoat (in case of bad weather). Be prepared for all kinds of weather. Study part: Presentation of the castle and its troubled history, excursion to Klatovy underground, getting to know history of the region, meeting locals during a music evening at the castle etc.
Accommodation: Hosted in the house of the local association s member in the village of Pocinovice (about 6 km from the workplace). Sleeping on mattresses in your own sleeping bags. There are two big rooms, WC, a bathroom and a kitchenette. Lunch will be provided at the workplace every day. You will prepare other meals on your own as a group. A washing machine is available.
Requirements: Workcamp is suitable for history lovers and people interested in living in the countryside. Due to living in a house with a host you will have a unique opportunity to experience local culture and customs, at the same time we ask you for respectful behavior and 61514;
Approximate Location: Veseli nad Uhlavou - a small village (about 58 inhabitants), a part of the Janovice nad Uhlavou municipality. The village of Pocinovice (around 548 inhabitants). Both are located at the foothills of Sumava National Park, close to Klatovy. From the place of accommodation (Pocinovice) to the workplace (Veseli) you will go every morning by train (20 min). The train station is near the castle. In Pocinovice there is a bakery, pub, library, some small shops and sports grounds.Leisure time: Trip to Chodsko region and participation in the local festival in Domazlice. Volleyball tournament with local players, trip to pilgrimage place of Dobra Voda (5km by forest road), trip to Klenova Castle and Kanice, swimming, campfire with locals, excursion to the local brewery etc.
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