Veseli Castle weekend
29. května 2020 - 31. května 2020 (3 dnů)
The workcamp takes place in the village of Veseli nad Uhlavou in Western Bohemia in cooperation with the local association Tvrz Veseli. This association was founded with the aim of restoring the ruin of a castle in Veseli nad Uhlavou, to make it open for the public and for cultural and educational purposes. Its activities involve saving the castle and fundraising to renovate the castle. The castle has a complicated past and is now in a very bad state. Past three workcamps helped to clean an overgrown castle park and supported the renovation activities. This year, the weekend workcamp will focus on cleaning the castle and its park after winter. In this workcamp, you are actively working for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of Sustainable Cities and Communities (UN SDG11) and Life on Land (UN SDG15).
GPS coordinates: 49.3340149 - 13.0339296. Address: Pocinovice 71, 345 06 Pocinovice. Veseli nad Uhlavou - a small village (about 58 inhabitants), a part of the Janovice nad Uhlavou municipality. The village of Pocinovice (around 548 inhabitants). Both are located at the foothills of Sumava National Park, close to Klatovy. From the place of accommodation (Pocinovice) to the workplace (Veseli) you will go every morning by train (20 min), related travel costs are covered. The train station is near the castle. In Pocinovice, there is a bakery, pub, library, some small shops and sports grounds. Meeting point: Pocinovice. The meeting time is in the evening. Please note that it takes at least 3-4 hours to get there from Prague (the latest departure from Prague main station at 5:43pm). The exact info will be provided in the infosheet. Leisure time: Depending on the weather a trip to a pilgrimage place of Dobra Voda (5km by forest road) or a barbeque at the castle park.
Workcamp is suitable for history lovers and people interested in living in the countryside. Due to living in a house with a host you will have a unique opportunity to experience local culture and customs, at the same time we ask you for respectful behavior.
Work: The work will be manual and it will be done in the castle park and in the castle. The main task will be to clean the castle park after winter (collecting fallen branches and other particles) and cleaning two rooms in the castle. The work can be physically demanding, but everyone will contribute only as much as they can. You will get protective gloves and appropriate tools from the local host. Bring warm working clothes which can get dirty, solid shoes and waterproof jacket or raincoat (in case of bad weather). Be prepared for all kinds of weather. Study part: Presentation of the castle and its troubled history, in case of interest showing the local monuments.
You will be hosted in the house of the local association’s member in the village of Pocinovice (about 6 km from the workplace). Sleeping on mattresses in your own sleeping bags. There are two big rooms, WC, a bathroom and a small kitchen. Lunch will be provided at the workplace every day. You will prepare other meals on your own as a group.
See photos from the previous workcamp: goo.gl/HMc3sr