This year, you will work mostly at the local elementary school: Its playground needs to be refurbished. You will work with wood, remove old parts, install new equipment and paint it. The school is right in front of your accommodation, so you’ll have a very short way to the work site.
During the first few days (as long as school holidays haven’t started yet), you’ll help out with various other tasks in the community. There’s always a lot to do, so just prepare yourself to work outside manually, fulfilling constructional / renovation / environmental tasks.
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
You will be accommodated in a beautiful group house where showers and a kitchen are provided. Please bring your own sleeping bag. The group house is in the middle of the village, so you can easily walk to a bakery/café and the local supermarket.
Lage und Freizeit
Grafenhausen is a very nice village within a beautiful landscape. The surrounding area is perfect for hiking trips: There are lakes close-by and it is not even half an hour by car to the Feldberg (the highest German mountain outside of the Alps). Also, the famous beer "Tannenzaepfle" is brewed in Grafenhausen and you might be able to visit the brewery. Furthermore, there are regular train connections to Freiburg (a university city with lots of students) and Lake Constance.
However, the village is in a very rural area. The community will lend you a bus to make shopping and excursions easier, nevertheless, be prepared for two calming weeks in the Black Forest and far away from big city life.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
The community of Grafenhausen, located in the Black Forest, invites an international workcamp for the 4th time. It is a village with about 2.100 inhabitants in the South of Germany that has a lot to offer: e.g. the very interactive "Black Forest Museum", a public pool, and a sculpture park (where the international group of 2015 worked). Grafenhausen is located at about 1.000 meters altitude; therefore the weather in spring is still unpredictable: Be prepared for warm and sunny temperatures, as well as coldness and rain.