Alchemy Of The Mud, Mosorin
Description: Volunteers will spend 2 weeks learning and putting in practice acquired knowledge in the field of earth architecture. The workcamp activities and outputs will contribute to the concept and the level of sustainable living in the village of Mosorin. Hub of the workcamp will be the Fine art and crafts club, located in this village. The volunteers will contribute to building of the Earth architecture centre and implement knowledge and ideas they breed in hub, in the local community.Fine art and crafts club (KFZ) is an association established in 2010 in the village of Mosorin in order to achieve objectives in the field of education, promotion, conservation and contemporary applications of traditional building crafts, especially – building with earth.
Type of Work: Main work activity is alchemy, by putting our hands in the mud we will make magic. We will help build self-sustainable workshop place for training students, self-constructors and craftspeople for the (re)construction of earth houses. We will contribute to preservation and passing on knowledge on traditional crafts. We will learn about permaculture and promote locally the ideas that lie in core of these techniques. By making small interventions in local community such volunteers will spread the idea on importance and benefits of living in harmony with nature to local community.
Study Theme: All the workcamp activities will be realized through learning and knowledge and ideas application process. Through workshops on earth architecture and building volunteers will first learn about the basic ideas that underlie these techniques and have a chance to apply gained knowledge. In order to put the knowledge in wider frame the volunteers will have a chance to get to know and experience local culture and tradition as well as a way of living of local community. By making wooden moulds and earthen bricks, clay plasters, reliefs and earthen floor, we will learn traditional building crafts.
Accommodation: The volunteers will be accommodated on the property of the local football club (FK Miletic), in tents. Bring your own sleeping bag. The volunteers will use the shower rooms and toilets of the club. Food will be prepared by volunteers in the traditional kitchen of the Centre for earth architecture. Food will be fully vegetarian.
Requirements: Bring your own sleeping bag. Working in old clothes (that will get dirty), working shoes (forbidden to work in flip flops), hat, sun’s cream, sunglasses.
Approximate Location: KFZ is located in the village of Mosorin, municipality of Titel. In leisure time, we will visit the village and some of the typical Pannonian houses (designed by Austro-Hungarian engineers.) The volunteers will have the opportunity to explore rich natural and cultural heritage of the village and its surrounding such as Titel hill, exploring protected plant and animal species, nearby and you can also go for swimming to Tisa river (6 km from the camp) or we can organize a visit to nearby Titel (14 km) with a nice beach.