About the local hosting organizationGironde sur dropt is well located close to the river in Gironde department. The municipality calls on us to renovate the wash house. The Gironde-sur-Dropt communal wash house has a large basin with limestone tiles. It was built at the place La Fontaine. In the 19th century, washerwomen could wash on its four sides, two of which are protected by a roof, covered with tiles. Built at the level of an abundant source, below a path, the wash house is accessible by a staircase and a path on a gentle slope. The laundry and the pump were used by the inhabitants of the district until the end of the 1970’s. The roof of the laundry was restored in the 1980’s. On July 29th we will be participating to the annual ploughing festival time for exchanges, meeting and sharing. https://www.girondesurdropt.fr/le-village/beaus%C3%A9jour-chevaux-et-labour/
About the volunteer workYou will participate in the cleaning of the washhouse, joining the basin and the pavement around it. You will also restore the path formerly used by washerwomen and the watering place using traditional masonry techniques.
Local accommodationYou will be accommodated in under tents for 2, with boys and girls separated. Tents will be provided. Please bring your mat and sleeping bag. Showers and toilets as well as a place for cooking and for collective life will be in a building located nearby. The group will share collective tasks, manage the budget along with the camp leaders, shop and prepare meals made of local healthy products as a team.
About the project locationGironde sur Dropt is a village of almost 1,200 inhabitants located on the Dropt River, close to the city of Réole rich in art and history. Surrounded by vineyards, it offers many attractions between walks on the Garonne, visits to Bordeaux or even out on the Atlantic Ocean.
Extra info about the projectBring a warm sleeping bag and mat, working clothes and shoes, warm and rain clothes and a flashlight. Foreigners belonging to the European Union must bring with them a personal EHIC (European Health Insurance Card), and everybody must, in any case, bring their insurance certificate. If health issues happen on the project, volunteers will have to pay for it, and then be reimbursed once back in their home country.