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SJ/TEEN54 FRANCIA - CONS 02/08/2021 15/08/2021

MOUNTAIN HOLIDAY CHALETS FOR ALL 3 | SJ/TEEN54 | 2021-08-02 - 2021-08-15 | CONS | Age: 15 - 17

Additional host fee EUR 200


Since 2019, we have been working on the renovation of abandoned chalets for over 20 years. We have changed the roofs and frames and we still have to carry out the interior fittings. With the help of the technical leader, we will work on removing the old floors, then we will install the water and electricity networks before laying the insulation and finally the floor. Ideal for those who want to learn about carpentry!

Accomodation and food

Housing will be in individual tents, that we furnish and provide mattresses for, on the campgrounds of the hamlet of Vaunières. The campgrounds have access to showers, restrooms, and the kitchen. There’s no WIFI, but you’ll be able to meet people from all over the world ! We’ll take turns cooking, that way we’ll be able to taste a number of different specialties ! Here, we pay attention to what we eat, and to reduce our impact on the planet, we try to eat a maximum of local products and we limit eating meat to twice a week. Community life will be organised together : organization of menus, grocery shopping, activites, etc.

Location and leisure

We will be in an exceptional location to discover the joys of hiking among the mountains, its rivers, its lakes, the farmers markets, and festive events organized in the surrounding villages (depending on programming). As a group, we’ll decide the activities and outings that we want to set up (subject to distance). Once a week, the welcome center generally organises an evening of music with homemade woodfired pizzas.

Project hosted by

Participate in the reconstruction of old chalets, to offer vacations to all, does that mean anything to you? Join us and come discover the Hameau de Vaunières and its natural setting at 1173 meters above sea level ! Vaunières, a hamlet unlike any other ! Lost at the end of the Buëch valley, at the heart of the Hautes Alpes, the association Les Villages des Jeunes has managed, organised, and renovated the residential center of Vaunières since 1964 ! Vaunières was a former small mountain village that today has become a sort of launching pad for local youth and adults, but it’s also a venue used to host French and international volunteers. Vaunières is a vacation destination for many families, tourists, and constituent groups who come to take advantage of the calm mountain atmosphere and the dynamics of the environment. The workcamps that we organise at Vaunières with volunteers from all countries allow us to reinforce the cultural diversity of our engagement and make this site a place that is open to the world, where people of all ages and of all social and cultural backgrounds agree to meet each other and work together while participating in life within a community. We hope that you too, a volunteer from France or abroad, will come with this spirit of openess and collaboration that fuels our project !

Organization Solidarites Jeunesses Age 15 - 17 Age 
Nearest terminal  Lus-La-Croix-Haute (26620) Languages spoken English , French