You will participate in an international volunteer workcamp organized by the association Concordia, in the heart of the valley of Madriu-Perafita-Claror, near Andorra La Vella, in Andorra. This year, the direction of the valley wishes to restore a dry stoned wall which has collapsed due to heavy rain, with the help of international volunteers. This workcamp will take place in beautiful surroundings in one of Europe’s smallest nations Andorra, located just between Spain and France. Andorra La Vella, situated at the heart of the valley, is the highest capital city in Europe and was also classified as a UNESCO world heritage. The town with its characteristic old stone buildings and streets offers an interesting historic past, lovely old buildings, all combined with a great view of the Pyrenees and its amazing nature.
You will be working on a dry stoned wall in a beautiful setting and help rebuild the wall that was unfortunately damaged by heavy rains. There will be several tasks awaiting you. You will first have to prepare the site by sorting the collapsed stones and cleaning the area. Then, guided by our technical leader, you will be taught how to restore the wall in a responsible way, using natural materials of high quality, in the continuity of the existing wall. In order to complete this project you will be working between 25 and 30 hours per week.
Location and activities:
Andorra La Vella is a gorgeous little town in Andorra, a great and interesting nation, influenced by both Spanish and French culture. Due to its location in the Pyrenees Mountains it counts with lots of beautiful valleys, lakes and streams that can be discovered during your free time. The Madriu-Perafita-Claror valley is a Pyrenean glacial valley located in the south-east of the Principality of Andorra and is the only UNESCO World Heritage site in the country. Andorra offers historic sites, a diverse culture and numerous amazing landscapes for you to enjoy! For Lovers of nature and outdoor activities, this workcamp is perfect for you!
Andorre-la-Vieille bus station
Accommodation and food:
You will be accommodated in tents, with access to sanitary facilities, showers and a kitchen. The accommodation will be located at the foot of the Fontverd refuge, in the heart of the valley, 30 min walk from the site. In turns you will participate in the preparation of meals and the management of the daily life (organization of schedules, households, races, etc.). We will encourage as much as possible the purchase of local and seasonal products. On the weekend you will go back down to a small village and be hosted in a campsite.
Special requirements and remarks:
Remember to bring clothes and shoes for work (including in case of bring a warm down and a good mattress (sleeping in a tent), the nights are sometimes cool and wet. If you wish, you can bring your own tent. Don’t forget a bathing suit in case of swimming. Do not hesitate to bring specialties, photos, games, musical instruments, etc from home.
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