About the local hosting organizationIn the Thorame-Haute municipality in the Alps, one can find the small hamlet of Ondres. Once a lively and popular town, the village was depopulated at the beginning of the 20th century. In 1950, a handful of vacationers, recognizing the beauty and uniqueness of the place, decided to restore various buildings (chapel, school…) In order to revitalize this isolated and atypical place, the municipality has decided to work with the association “Les Villages Des Jeunes” to extend the life of the buildings. Hanging from the mountain and hidden in the landscape, Ondres will know how to welcome you to its second international workcamp for young international volunteers.
About the volunteer workThe work will aim to rebuild a 7-8 meters long dry stonewall that is currently in a very poor condition. You will learn how to take apart the existing remains to build a stable base for the wall. You will raise a wall using traditional masonry techniques and the existing local stones.
Local accommodationIn tents on the Beauvezer campground (Les Relarguiers). This campgrouns is accommodated with a swimming pools, community barbecue grills, a TV room, and wifi. The site's hosts will help you participate in the community life and in daily chores (menu and meal preparation using local produce, dish-washing, and clean up) which will be carried out in a rotating manner.
About the project locationOndres hamlet in Thorame-Haute, located 65 km from Digne-Les-Bains. You will be able to organize hikes, swimming, sports activities, and multiple touristic visits to the region of Verdon. You will also be able to organize events with the local community such as international meals and a “workcamp day” with the residents. Finally, you will be immersed in the community and its lifestyle through their seasonal festivities.