Medieval experience in the Requesens Castle. Restoration and preservation of the castle and its surroundings.
Description: We want to carry out this volunteer workcamp to support the preservation and restoration of the Castle of Requesens and highlight the historical significance of the area. This workcamp gives a unique experience to restore a medieval castle located in the Natural Park of Albera.
The workcamp will take place if there will be minimun 10 participants! The deadline is 25th May. Also, the type of work and everyday tasks may change due to the size of the group and work progress. Be flexible!
Type of Work: Volunteers interested in the workcamp need to keep in mind that it will be an unforgetable experience, yet the place is isolated with lack of extra facilities. The work will be demanding and physical.
- Set the pathway around the castle.
- Clean and remove sand from inside of the castle
- Cover the windows to prevent erosion.
- Restore the ceilings damaged with the time.
- Help to clean the the surrounding of the castle.
Volunteers tasks might change due to the size of the group and work progress. We ask you to be easygoing and a bit flexible!
Study Theme: According to group interest, volunteers will have a chance to: • learn more about the history of the Spanish Civil War, the experiences of the surrounding area and history through different historians of the area and visit the Memorial Museum of Exile (MUME). • discover the fauna and flora of the area through workshops organized with the Natural Park of Albera, the Natural Park of Aiguamolls, the Natural Park of Cap de Creus based on the interests of volunteers. • learn more about the culture of wine and oil thanks to visiting the cellars and local mills.
Accommodation: The castle as well as the area is magnificent, yet the life conditions are basic: Sleeping: interior with mattresses on the floor. Showers: outside (fresh water from the river) Toilets: 2 (no sink). Electricity: no electricity will be available in the rooms, the nearest plug is 30 'on foot. Mobile coverage: full availability. Ideal solar chargers for regular daily consumption. The volunteers won't have to prepare food. You will need to bring sleeping bag, comfortable clothes, headlamp and a backpack.
Language: English, Catalan, Spanish
Approximate Location: Castle of Requesens, Cantallops