Learn how to build Dry Stone Walls.
Dry stone is an ancient building technique that uses only stone without any mortar to bind them together. Thus dry stone walls have a certain flexibility to adapt to foundation settlement, they are easily repaired or recycled and moreover offer shelter to many rare animals and plants. Dry stone walls shape landscapes throughout the world, mainly as boundary walls or as retaining walls for terracing. If you want to learn this traditional craft, apply for the EU funded workshop that will be held at the village of Rembercourt sur Mad in Lorraine region. During two weeks, conducted by two qualified instructors, you will learn the basics of dry stone masonry by doing, together with other youths from other countries. During your free time you will be able to visit the bucolic Rupt de Mad Valley and the ancient city of Metz, discover the striking World War I heritage and plunge into the nearby Madine Lake for refreshment. Food and shelter are provided for at the Youth Hostel in Beaumont.