THE RECYCLED GREENHOUSE
-About the Workcamp
A Greenhouse (G.H.) made out with wasted materials collected and renovated from the previous volunteers and with the will of the owner to create a place where we collect and exchange materials to lengthen the life cycle of what we call too soon waste!
The main material chosen for the G.H. are the old wooden windows used for the glazed part on the south facade and sides of the structure. The main use of the little (3×6,5 m) rectangular building will be to cultivate and grow crops, bloom seeds and keep an alive garden in every season with the concept of year-round G.H.
After that the G.H. will be a space of comfort for work and chill during the winter period, an indoor space feels as a real outdoor winter garden that might be upgraded to heat other unit, as for example an office, with the boost of the G.H. effect and the addition of a thermal mass wall to strengthen the efficiency of the climate during the cold season.
– About the life
We will live in a community which means that we will work, sleep, cook, eat and enjoy together. The fundamental element is to have the ‘good mood’ and laugh all together! Each person will have her/his own turn to cook for the others and share the joy with the team. The ingredients and the necessary equipments will be provided by the organization. Don’t worry if you are terrified of cooking, we’ll be there to help each other! We will be many people from different countries, so; we will be learning different cultural practices, languages from each other and enjoy our time as a big international family.
– About IDC
IDC organisation has been founded in 2010. Is located in Lastours, 20 km away from Carcassonne, based in The Eco Camping Lebélvèdevere just in front of the beautiful castles of Lastours. This cooperative has been created to promote sustainable development, international mobility, active citizenship, mutual aid, ecological engagement and mutual knowledge amongst other people. Since 2010 IDC has been involved in several international volunteering projects a summer workcamps. Here you can read the article and watch the videos of the last two work camps.
– How to participate
The workshop is going to last all April. We’ll work on the project according to the available team we’ll have and eventually, we’ll develop more projects such as solar showers, energy gym, green furniture and so on. All the ideas and suggestions will be welcome. You can visit naturalsystem.info which is gathering all the ideas for our future projects.
You can comunicate us the weeks you’d like to participate at [email protected].
For us, this is an occasion for sharing and learning all together. That’s not representing a business occasion but we still need to face costs. That’s why a fee is required, in order to make the experience sustainable for everybody.
Workshops’ fees – which include 3 meals per day – are 80 euro for the first week and 50 euro the following weeks. You can sleep in your own tent for free or rent a room in a wooden chalet or mobil-home for cheap prices. Toilets, showers, free wifi and free sauna will be available for you during all your stay.
Moreover, is required to fill out the following form before the 31st of March: Fill out the form
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