Scary Cellars - Bloomy Gardens (Neufra near Ulm)
Description: The workcamp takes place in historical gardens and cellars. It`s a public garden and here events like guided tours, dance-nights, weddings and yoga workshops will take place. The historical hanging garden is laid out after an old Renaissance model and is waiting to be seen by you. Below the historic hanging garden is the vaulted cellar. It consists of 10 rooms and will be used for events such as theatre and concerts. Last year, the participants have already cleared many cellar vaults from the rubble and brought many a treasure, antique tools, lanterns and benches to light.
Type of Work: Removing centuries-old rubble from the historic vaulted cellar, Maintenance work in the castle garden, construction of an outdoor cooking facility
Study Theme: Learn more about the history of the hanging Garden, the preservation of historical and architecture sights
Accommodation: Inside a house on camp beds; toilet and shower are nearby. You will cook together with other volunteers in the outdoor kitchen. When the weather is good, you can eat together outside and enjoy the beautiful view. When the weather isn´t nice, you will have meals in the nice room of old tower.
Requirements: Interest in physical and construction work, gardening, monument preservation, creativity. To clean the cellar, we need really strong people, but also those who are creative.
Approximate Location: The camp will take place in Neufra, the closest town is Ulm.
Notes: The work takes place outside (garden) and inside (cellar vault). Outside it can be very warm (30 degrees), in the vaulted cellar it is always 9 degrees. So bring work clothes which is suitable for working in both, the garden and vaulted cellar, as well as working gloves with you. Weddings are celebrated in the garden. It would be nice if you would find out the wedding rituals in your country and share them among the other participants at our cultural evening. Bring your music instruments for relaxing evenings. In your free time you can make trips to Riedlingen, Ulm or to the nearby Bodensee. Bring swimwear with you.