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SJ/TEEN32 FRANCIA The farm of Faï, 3km from the village of Saix, is 15km away from the main city, Veynes. Grocery shopping days, which will be conducted once or twice a RENO 11/07/2021 24/07/2021

KEEPING FAÏ WARM | SJ/TEEN32 | 2021-07-11 - 2021-07-24 | RENO | Age: 15 - 17


Participating in the ecological insulation of a stone house in the heart of an idyllic mountain landscape- that sounds interesting? Join us and come discover the former Ferme du Faï and its natural setting at an altitude of about 1000 meters ! The association Les Villages des Jeunes has managed, organized, and renovated Faï’s welcome center since 1990, in partnership with the SIVU of Haute-Maraize. The Ferme du Faï is a former agricultural area where the buildings were converted into studios and group accomodations. From April to December, the association organises a back-to-work project there for local residents and welcomes, in the form of internships, young people facing hardships. In the summer, the Faï is also a place of residence for professional artists that come to take advantage of the amazing location to create collectively and contribute to festivals like La Montagne qui Chante...The workcamps that we organise at Faï contribute to making this a place of innovation and freedom where working and living together, whether that be for a few days or several months, becomes possible for young people and adults, people from all countries and all cultures, employees, volunteers, artists, tourists etc. We hope that you too, a volunteer from France or abroad, will come with this spirit of openess and collaboration that fuels our project !

Work: The insulation workcamp will take place at a building called « Auberg’in », which is set to become a place to welcome groups (includes dormitories, sanitary facilities and a large kitchen). For the comfort of those welcomed, we hope to improve the insulation of this stone house. With the help of a technical supervisor, we will work with techniques and materials of eco-construction (like hemp and lime, wood…) In effect, it will be about constructing a wooden framework on the exterieur facades of the building. This framework will hold the insulating materials, made from a mortar of lime and hemp straw. At one point, we will work at high levels with the help of scaffolding. The time spent at the worksite will be around 30h per week.

Accomodation and food: Housing will be in individual tents, that we furnish and provide mattresses for, on the campgrounds of the Ferme du Faï. 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 limit eating meat to twice a week. Community life will be organised together : organization of menus, grocery shopping, activites, etc.

Location: The farm of Faï, 3km from the village of Saix, is 15km away from the main city, Veynes. Grocery shopping days, which will be conducted once or twice a week, will be organised using our vehicles.

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.

Train/Bus station: Veynes Dévouly (05400) – Accessible via the stations Valence TGV, Valence city, Grenoble, Marseille Saint-Charles.


Language: eng,fra

Extra Fee: 200 EUR