Where:Brekov, Humenné, Slovakia
Number of volunteers:4
Reconstruction work in the area of the ancient ruins of the castle Brekov from the 13th century. Much of the work will involve manual masonry works. The volunteers will help with the archaeological research on the castle. Cleaning and environmental activities will be also part of the work. The volunteers will learn the old techniques of masonry.
The Association for the rescue of the Brekov Castle is concerned with the conservation of the Brekov Castle, and renovating some of its parts. Besides this, the association is involved in collecting information about the Brekov castle, guide activities (from archives, literature, inhabitants), fundraising, providing information to the wide public and organizing cultural events connected with the castle. Workcamps have been organized on the Brekov Castle since 2009.
Brekov is a village near Humenne in the Presov Region of north-eastern Slovakia. The ruins of the Brekov Castle are located on the hill above the village and are in fairly good shape. Brekov Castle was built around 650 AD by the Slavonic nations. The area offers several possibilities for hiking or visiting several ruins of other castles.
Accommodation will be provided in the house in the village Brekov. In case of good weather there is a possibility to sleep in tents near the castle. It is necessary to bring a sleeping bag and a mat. Showers and facilities, hot water and fully equipped kitchen are provided in the house. Groceries will be provided by the local community. Food will be cooked by the volunteers themselves. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
Sleeping bags and mats, working clothes, warm clothes, raincoat, strong boots and good spirit :) are needed.
Where:Uhrovske Podhradie, Slovakia
Number of volunteers:10
Work will be aimed at help with renovation of the ruins of the Uhrovec castle from 13th century. The volunteers will help with archeological activities and they will learn about the castle's history. The volunteers will help with cleaning the area of the castle.
The association Obcianske združenie Hrad Uhrovec was established in the year 2015 and since then their main goal is the reparation of the ruins and promoting the Uhrovec Castle. The association works as an information and promotional centre providing information about the Uhrovec Castle and the area where it is located.
The castle is located near the village Uhrovske Podhradie. The castle is surrounded by beautiful nature and with several possibilities for hiking.
The Uhrovec Castle is situated on the Strazovske vrchy. This is an unique possibility for volunteers to experience one week in beautiful surrouding of the castle without electricity and wifi signal, 2 km far from the civilization. Accommodation is in the tents in forest camping place. There is a possibility to sleep in the attic of the castle tower. The building has 2 floors; you need to climb upstairs using a wooden ladder. There is no heating and the nights are cold. Bring a warm sleeping bag and a mat. There is no electricity in the castle - only candles and torches (it is highly recommended to bring your own). A kitchen with a small camping gas cooker will be used for preparing meals. The volunteers will help with cooking. On demand, vegetarian meals can be provided.
Bring a warm sleeping bag and a mat (for little bit of extra comfort), working clothes and gloves, warm clothes, raincoat, strong boots, torch, and a smile on your lips :). You can also take musical instruments and something typical from your country that you would like to share with other volunteers and the local community. For more info about the project and the history of the castle please access: http://www.hraduhrovec.sk/
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