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CONCF-034 FRANCIA LOUCHY-MONTFAND MANU 23/07/2021 06/08/2021

SURPRISING BOOK HUT | CONCF-034 | 2021-07-23 - 2021-08-06 | MANU | Age: 15 - 17


Numerous books huts exist in the villages of the Allier, which are usually old public telephone booths. The village of Louchy-Montfand doesn t have public telephone booth. It has collaborated with the community of municipalities of St Pourcain Sioule Limagne to imagine an original book hut in the area! The idea is simple: you just have to exchange books, take one or more for free and leave the same number of books in the pigeon houses, so that other inhabitants can take advantage of it too. This service wants to encourage people to read more. It will be the second time the village hosts an international workcamp. The inhabitants are looking forward to meeting you!

Work: The municipality wishes to have a place for meeting, sharing and promoting the circular economy, on the theme of the book. Help them set up this project in ... a pigeon house! This former pigeon house is ideal for receiving donations of books from the inhabitants: it has just been renovated, it is located in the centre of the village and it has several cavities. These small rooms will accommodate the books sheltered from bad weather. With a little bit of imagination, a good dose of creativity, an artistic streak, you will be able to build the right furniture to optimise the space. Accompanied by two camp leaders, including a technical instructor, you will learn basic carpentry skills, how to handle tools, learn to tinker, paint and decorate!

Accomodation and food: You will sleep near the football stadium, in individual tent, on the grass (at your disposal in the stadium : toilets, showers and changing rooms). You will have your meals in the village community centre, which offers a collective kitchen and a large living space. The group will be sharing the cleaning tasks and preparing meals together. The budget will be allocated to the group and you will participate in the preparation of dishes with good products from the market and local producers. WIFI will be available at the town hall.


Location and Leisure: The village is located a few kilometres away from Saint-Pourcain-sur-Sioule, in the district of Allier, heart of the Bourbonnais region. Small town of 5 000 residents, Saint-Pourçain spreads along the river Sioule in a lovely countryside landscape. During your stay, you will enjoy the towns summery energy and the countryside right on its doorstep (hiking, swimming in the lakes, etc.). You will meet volunteers from another international work camp, situated in St Germain de Salles and may organize some activities together. During your stay, you will be able to discover the area and take part in local celebrations!



Language: eng,fra

Extra Fee: 200 EUR

Please bring sporty/hiking shoes, working clothes and a swimsuit. As the nights can be quite cold, remember also to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. You can also bring recipes from your home country/region, musical instruments and games. You will get around Louchy-Montfand on foot, by car and by minibus. 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 will then be reimbursed once back in their home country. For more information have a look at: https://www.valdesioule.com