About the local hosting organizationAfter last year s successful project, Grafenhausen invites you to an international workcamp for the 2nd time It is a village with about 2100 inhabitants in the Black Forest that has a lot to offer: e.g. the very interesting and interactive Black Forest Museum , a pool, and a sculpture park (where the international group of 2015 worked). Grafenhausen is located at about 1000 meter altitude; therefore it might be quite cold in June.
About the volunteer workWith your help, Grafenhausen is going to create a water playground for kids. Your tasks will include setting up the wooden equipment, build water channels out of wood, and create little creeks with sand and stones. You will work mostly with wood and stone, and your tasks might be exhausting sometimes.
Local accommodationYou will be accommodated in a group house where showers and a kitchen are provided. The house is in the middle of the village, so it s close to a supermarket and your work site.
About the project locationGrafenhausen is a very nice village within a beautiful landscape. The surrounding area is perfect for hiking trips: There are lakes close-by and it is not even half an hour by car to the Feldberg (highest German mountain outside of the Alps). Also, the famous beer Tannenzaepfle is brewed in Grafenhausen and you might be able to visit the brewery. Furthermore, there are regularly train connections to Freiburg (quite a big city with lots of students) and Lake Constance. However, the village is in a very rural area. The community will lend you a bus to make shopping and excursions easier, nevertheless, be prepared for two calming weeks in the forest and far away from big city life.