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TravelPhotoFacts: Help Build a New 13th Century Castle in France

Billing itself as the world’s most unusual building site, Chateau Guédelon is an archaeological experiment. Using 13th century building methods a team of quarrymen, stonemasons, woodcutters, carpenters, blacksmiths, tile makers, basket makers, rope makers, carters, and their horses, are building a castle out of wood and stone using techniques resurrected from illustrations and other sources.

Volunteers are welcome to participate for up to a week working alongside the building team and learning more about the building and production techniques used on the site. Your roles will be to support the team in their daily tasks and assist in the general up-keep of the site.

Volunteers will need their own transport as the site is located in the middle of a forest, six kilometres from the nearest village, adhere to certain clothing and safety requirements and be in good health. For safety reasons – and to fill out the application form – participants need some French.

Volunteer work in a castle in France

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