Fresh’n up Waldhüttl

10. Juli 2016 – 24. Juli 2016 ganztägig

Apply for Fresh’n up Waldhüttl here

Foto: Daniel Sperl
Foto: Daniel Sperl

Description: Waldhüttl is located on a picturesque, hilly part of the alpine city of Innsbruck in Tyrol and is property of a nearby convent. It has been a refuge for resistance fighters in the 2nd world war and nowadays contains an intercultural housing and small- holder farming project. It is home to minorities and marginalized groups such as Hungarian Roma, asylum seekers, transient workers, couch surfers, pilgrims and a local voluntary staff, who relentlessly keep the project running. The property is a venue between people of different backgrounds and offers the possibility to learn from each other in terms of intercultural understanding and alternative, environmental and nature- bound living form projects.

Type of Work: International and local volunteers in this camp will help organising a sports event and a Roma/ Syrian festivity, renovate an existing path of “world religions”, create a new wheelchair- accessible path through the garden, construct raised planting beds, build a fence for the sheep and ameliorate the stables of the animals. Work will be mainly physical and will be for about 5 to 6 hours each day.

Study Theme: Living conditions and everyday life of Syrian asylum seekers and Roma, world religions and conflict regions, alternative and self- sufficient living forms, urban gardening projects in Innsbruck.

Accommodation: The sleeping room will be in a three leveled, cozy and clean barn, where beds and mattresses are available. Please bring sleeping bags and sheets and who needs it, pillows. It is also possible to sleep in a tent in the garden, if you bring one with you (and if yes, don t forget a mat). There is a small kitchen in the gathering room, where the volunteers can cook.

Requirements: Small letter of motivation required. Furthermore we would like volunteers to come to the camp in an eco-friendly way and if this not possible due to a long distance, we recommend to engage with C0²- compensating agencies like atmosfair

Approximate Location: Innsbruck is the capital city of the federal state Tyrol of Austria. It is located in the Inn Valley between high mountains, the so-called North Chain in the Karwendel Alps to the north, and the Patscherkofel and Serles to the south. Innsbruck lies about half way between Munich (GE) and Verona (IT). The capital of Austria is about 386 km east of Innsbruck.

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It is possible to participate in this workcamp and in AT-SCI “Paths of Peace” in Kötschach-Mauthen in Carinthia (31.7. – 14.8.2016), AT-SCI “Wachau Volunteer” in Eckartsau in Lower Austria (31.7. – 13.8. 2016) or AT-SCI “Renovation and gardening in the Waldorf School Schönau” in Lower Austria (31.7. – 20.8. 2016) right afterwards.