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EHV - Erxleben Castle - Training Course - Traditional Wood Techniques

Erxleben, Germany   Others...

The participants will learn the traditional wood techniques while restoring historic windows and doors in the castle.

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EHV - Park of the former Grand Hotel Waldlust - Recultivation

Freudenstadt, Germany   Others...

The volunteers will be engaged in the recultivation of a historic park of the former Grand Hotel Waldlust.

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EHV - Tematín Castle - Traditional stone techniques

Slovakia   Others...

The volunteers will help to conserve historic stone and brick masonry using traditional technologies.

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EHV - Kauppila Farm Museum - Traditional Wood Techniques

Laitila, Finland   Others...

The volunteers will help to conserve traditional northern wooden architecture in the museum.

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EHV - Kenozero National Park - Traditional Wood Techniques

Of Kenozero Lake, Russia   Others...

The volunteers will help to conserve of a traditional wooden chapel and a wooden water mill.

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EHV - Düppel Museum Village -Middle Age Building Techniques

Berlin, Germany   Others...

The volunteers will assist in building traditional wooden houses using Medieval techniques.

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Волонтеры в палаточные кемпинги Тбилиси и на Черном море в Грузии

Kobuleti, Georgia   Others...

Проекту GeoCamp требуются волонтеры! Палаточные кемпинги и туристический клуб

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Monastery preservation project in Samara, Russia

Samara, Russia   Arts

We invite you to our workcamp in Samara. This is an ancient monastery, an architectural monument of the 19th century. The monastery is one of the largest convents of the Volga region. The convent comprises three churches.

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EHV - Jewish cemeteries - Rescue and documentation

Halberstadt, Germany   Others...

The volunteers will conduct rescue and documentation of gravestones at Jewish cemeteries.

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Счастье быть вместе

Almaty, Kazakhstan   Others...

Волонтеры ФорЭ - это не просто волонтеры, это самая настоящая семья! Ежегодно мы создаем счастье, для самих себя и тысячи других людей!

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EHV - Erxleben Castle - Training Course - Traditional Wood Techniques

Erxleben, Germany Others...

Erxleben Castle is an originally mediaeval mooted castle that was built by the Alvensleben family which lived there till 1945. Afterwards it was used as a technical school, and since 1990 it had been out of use.

For more than fifteen years Deutsches Fachwerkzentrum Quedlinburg, a non-profit association, has been working on the preservation and restoration of historic buildings as an authentic living testimony of architectural heritage.

The project will focus on the restoration of a Renaissance hall which had been used during the second half of the 20th century as class room. By careful restoration the room shall be transformed into a Renaissance hall again. During the Training Course “Traditional Wood Techniques” the participants will gain practical skills in restoration of historic windows.

They will learn methods as boat-shaped insetting, the use of fish and bone glue in the restoration of historical wooden elements and others. The works will focus on windows from the Baroque time as well as from 18th and 19th centuries. Depending on the progress of the work the restoration of doors can be included in the programme, too. In addition, the restoration of historical half-timbered structures from the 18th century will be taught. The participants will gain theoretical knowledge about traditional timber joints such as mortise and tenon joints and gain practical skills in their restoration.

The Training Course will be lead by conservators and masters of handicraft. Within the framework of the educational programme, excursions to heritage sites restored by Deutsches Fachwerkzentrum will be organised.

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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

The working part is 6 hours per day.

Conditions

The accommodation is in the community centre; there are shared rooms with simple beds. Shower, toilet and kitchen are at the place. The equipment is simple but fair.

The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Nevertheless individual travel insurance is also recommended to be bought by a participant.

Travel costs to and from the camp place, visa costs are not covered.
Participants should organize their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore participants should bring their own pocket money.

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EHV - Park of the former Grand Hotel Waldlust - Recultivation

Freudenstadt, Germany Others...

The Waldlust Hotel in Freudenstadt, founded in 1899, was a first choice resort of a noble society of spa guests. It stands as a historic architecture building, as a cultural heritage treasury, as a long time social meeting place in a high rank – a unique symbol of a former golden period of town development.

It is surrounded by a wide park area, which formerly served as an old style wellness and leisure time retreat for the noble high society clientele. The park had been fallen to oblivion in many years. Due to the absence of any gardening, cultivation forms and structures had gone lost.

The project consist of two parts – a practical working part which will last 6 hours per day and a study part, which takes place in the evenings and during weekends.

The project will focus on the recultivation of the former hotel park. While restoring and cultivating further parts of the historic hotel park, the old concept of Parkwald (park forest) should be regained und brought into presence. This means the clearing of small or middle aged trees and plants that are not typically for the park as well as the excavation of garden structures with century old origin currently covered by leaves.

In addition, the reconstruction of a historic path, which has been started in the previous project will be continued. Finally, a sand stone wall that accompanies the main access path to the former hotel will be repaired.

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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

The working part is 6 hours per day.

Conditions

The accommodation is very simple; there are shared rooms with simple beds or mattresses. Shower, toilet and kitchen are at the place. The equipment is simple but fair.

The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Nevertheless individual travel insurance is also recommended to be bought by a participant.

Travel costs to and from the camp place, visa costs are not covered.
Participants should organize their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore participants should bring their own pocket money.

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EHV - Tematín Castle - Traditional stone techniques

Slovakia Others...

Tematín Castle is situated on a side ridge of the Považský Inovec mountain range at an altitude of 605 above the sea level. It was part of the chain of border castles and it was built far from any settlements and is now considered one of the least accessible castles in Slovakia.

As to its early history, archaeological research indicates that the first brick buildings of the castle were built around the year 1250. It began losing its renown of unconquerable fortress towards the end of the 18th century, since the nobility were at that time building more luxurious and more comfortable mansions in the lowlands.

As of the year 2007, the castle has remained in the care of the Tematín Castle Association. With the help of volunteers and staff, its members explore and preserve the castle. The ambition is to maintain the atmosphere of the castle as part of the beautiful countryside without allowing any massive interferences or new constructions.

The project will be very intensive and consist of two parts – a practical working part and a study part. The practical working part, which will be at different parts of the site, will last six hours per day. In the evenings and during the weekend, educational and cultural activities will take place.

The project will focus on traditional technologies of stone and brick masonry.

The preservation works will be carried out directly at the historic walls and vaults of the medieval buildings which have been rebuilt and changed in Renaissance style, where the stone – and at vaults the brick – are the dominant building materials. Under the supervision of experts and skilled craftsmen in the field of cultural heritage restoration the volunteers will take part in the whole process, from lime preparation and lime burning, mortar mixing and stone selection up to stone laying technology in stonework. Pointing of historic masonry will be part of masonry work, too.

In addition, the participants will be involved in the process of preserving historic plasters, stabilizing sandstone architectural elements and traditional carpentry.

The practical work will be prepared, preceded and complemented by theoretical instruction.

During the weekend, a trip will take place to the surrounding castles in order to know the conservation practices of various surrounding castles.

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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

The working part is 6 hours per day.

Conditions

The accommodation with shared rooms in the castle with dry toilets and field shower is provided.

The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Nevertheless individual travel insurance is also recommended to be bought by a participant.

Travel costs to and from the camp place, visa costs are not covered. Participants should organize their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore participants should bring their own pocket money.

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EHV - Kauppila Farm Museum - Traditional Wood Techniques

Laitila, Finland Others...

The Kauppila farm is a monument of south-west Finnish vernacular building tradition and museum of agricultural life. The farm is preserved in situ at its original location in the medieval village of Koukkela. The oldest buildings in the farm complex date back to the 17th century. The farm was owned by the Kauppila family for over 200 years, and remained inhabited until the 1950ies. Today, Kauppila functions as a living museum.

The project will be very intensive and consist of two parts – a practical working part and a study part. The practical working part, which will be at different parts of the site, will last six hours per day. In the evenings and during the weekend, educational and cultural activities will take place.

The maintenance of wooden architecture requires constant renewal of building materials and knowledge of traditional skills and materials. The volunteers will be able to experience and learn about the methods and challenges of preserving traditional wooden architecture in the north. In particular, they will learn to repair and renew wood shingle roofs and the method of building traditional fences from young spruce trunks. If there will be time left also some timber reparations might be carried out.

The main building of Kauppila farm is painted with a red paint that is characteristic for the North, especially for Finland and Sweden. The water-based red paint has been easy to cook from mostly basic household materials, with only pigment added. It is very well-suited for wooden surfaces as it does not form a dense layer. Within the framework of the project, the participants will learn how to produce the red paint, cooking it over an open fire for several hours, and repaint the main building.

ADDRESS
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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

The working part consists of 6 hours per day.

Conditions

The accommodation is in a school in the village with shared rooms, beds, warm showers and toilets.

The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Nevertheless individual travel insurance is also recommended to be bought by a participant.

Travel costs to and from the camp place, visa costs are not covered. Participants should organize their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore participants should bring their own pocket money.

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EHV - Kenozero National Park - Traditional Wood Techniques

Of Kenozero Lake, Russia Others...

Kenozero National Park is situated in the south-west of the Arkhangelsk region, representing the conserved masterpieces of the Russian wooden architecture located in the traditional northern cultural landscape. The Park is also known for its unique nature and is a member of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

The project will focus on the conservation and restoration of the chapel of St. Apostle John the Evangelist (18th century) and a water mill from (late 19th century) both located in Zekhnova village.

In 2008, a team of local carpenters performed a series of restoration works on the bell tower and the roofing of the chapel. Nevertheless, there are still interventions needed in order to preserve the chapel. In particular, during the project following works are planned: corrective actions at the bell tower and at the porch, a partial replacement of the roof construction, the dome-drum and supporting beams as well as a partial replacement of the wooden shingles.

The water mill in Zekhnova village exists since 19th century and was abandoned in 1970-s. The restoration of the mill began in 2004 and was finished in 2008, but the water channel sourcing the mill is still in poor condition. During the project the channel will be deconstructed, damaged logs will be replaced by new ones, the necessary treatment measures will be undertaken to revitalize the channel.

During the project, volunteers will have the opportunity to use traditional carpentry tools and earn basic techniques of working with axes. They will also learn several ways of marking and replacing logs as well as other wood processing technologies. In addition, volunteers will understand how water mills work and will have the chance to see such construction from an insider's view.

The program will be completed by excursions.

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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

The working part is 6 hours per day.

Conditions

The accommodation in a traditional house with shared rooms with beds, warm showers and toilets is provided.

The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Nevertheless individual travel insurance is also recommended to be bought by a participant.

Travel costs to and from the camp place, visa costs are not covered. Participants should organize their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore participants should bring their own pocket money.

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EHV - Düppel Museum Village -Middle Age Building Techniques

Berlin, Germany Others...

The Village Museum Düppel is a hidden, green oasis on the edge of a modern capital city, renowned for its active volunteers, who bring the medieval village to life with a variety of craft activities and experiments through their longstanding commitment.

The project consist of two parts – a practical working part which will last 6 hours per day and a study part, which takes place in the evenings and during weekends.

One of the houses at Museum Village Düppel needs a new roof quite urgently. At the moment, all roofs are thatched with reeds, however in order to make the visitors understand better that the roof covering is open to interpretation, as it was not discovered during the archaeological excavations, we want to show different types of roofs. As part of this project, the roof of one of the smaller houses will be covered with wood shingles. Volunteers will learn to work with medieval tools, taking off bark of thin beams to renew the sub-roof construction. For shingle production, beam sections will be split with shingle splitters and carved with a drawknife. To cover the roof, shingles are layered onto the sub construction and fixed with wooden nails. Volunteers will be able to take part in every step of the process, learning to rebuild an entire roof the medieval way. Wood and clay working specialists will share their experience and knowledge with the volunteers, passing on old techniques and therefore helping to keep them alive.

Although this kind of work is a lot of fun, it cannot be all work. There will be plenty of opportunities to sit around a fire in the evenings, to talk about the day’s work, to get to know the fellow volunteers, employees and the volunteers of the Museum Association.

ADDRESS
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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

The working part is 6 hours per day.

Conditions

The accommodation is in shared tents with beds, warm showers and toilets.

The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Nevertheless individual travel insurance is also recommended to be bought by a participant.

Travel costs to and from the camp place, visa costs are not covered.
Participants should organize their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore participants should bring their own pocket money.

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Волонтеры в палаточные кемпинги Тбилиси и на Черном море в Грузии

Kobuleti, Georgia Others...

Где: Грузия. Палаточные кемпинги на Черном море и в Тбилиси
Когда: начало июля - конец сентября (середина октября)- администраторы в кемпинги. Неравномерная занятость в течение дня (около 3-4 часов).
Минимальный срок участия - 2 недели. На данный момент необходима помощь в работе 2-х площадок: в Тбилиси и на море. При участии более 2х недель возможен переход на оплачиваемое сотрудничество для успешных кандидатов. (Согласовывается на месте после 2х недель участия).

Дедлайн: заявки принимаются до 15.07. При необходимости - продлевается.

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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Русский,

Type of work

Чем надо будет заниматься:
1 Смена. Середина апреля. Первая группа. Так называемый ударный отряд. Формируется из желающих участвовать в запуске работы кемпинга после зимней "консервации". Чаще всего работа физическая, интеллектуальная , инженерная. Поэтому отбор более тщательный. Необходимо рассчитывать собственные силы и очень подробно ознакомиться с работой кемпинга прошлых лет, прочитать отзывы, изучить группу в вк и сайт.

2 Смена. июнь - октябрь- администраторы в кемпинг. Неравномерная занятость в течение дня (около 3-4 часов): встреча и консультация посетителей кемпинга об условиях и правилах проживания, регистрация, оформление, прием оплаты, помощь в выборе экскурсий, организации досуга, информирование о мероприятиях кемпинга, поддерживание порядка на территории кемпинга.

Для инициативных волонтеров - возможность участия в работе "штаба" , организационных вопросах.
Минимальный срок участия - 2 недели.

Conditions

Проезд за свой счёт (при необходимости консультируем о бюджетных вариантах проезда).
Проживание в палатках.
2-х разовое питание предоставляется бесплатно.
Волонтеры имеют приоритетное право участия в мероприятиях кемпингов, экскурсиях.

1500 руб. - это страховая сумма, возвращается по окончанию волонтерского периода.

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Monastery preservation project in Samara, Russia

Samara, Russia Arts

The workcamp has 2 sessions:
Session 1: From July 8 till 17, 10 days
Session 2: from July 18 till 28, 10 days

The works for volunteers will include various preservation and cleaning works at monastery building made of stone and its surroundings

The volunteer workcamp will include educational and cultural program. Our volunteers will participate in workshops and presentations, discuss with heritage administration and churchmen the importance of heritage preservation. They will also gain knowledge about russian ortodox heritage, local history and regional traditions. During the project guided tours and excursions will be organized to nearby located heritage sites of Samara region.

You will live and work together with russian volunteers in friendly atmosphere. You can spent your free time walking along Volga river banks.

ADDRESS
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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Русский, English, Français,

Type of work

The works for volunteers will include various preservation and cleaning works at monastery building made of stone and its surroundings.
No special building skills required

Conditions

Accommodation is in the hostel in the center of Samara city. It's a comfortable hostel with toilet, bathroom with hot and cold water. Breakfast, lunch, dinner for free. They will have kitchen to cook food by themselves if they want to

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EHV - Jewish cemeteries - Rescue and documentation

Halberstadt, Germany Others...

A Jewish community in Halberstadt had existed since 13th century. Around the year 1700 the famous royal resident of Poland and agent or the Saxon court, Berend Lehmann, established a house of learning, the so called “Klaussynagogue”. The community was characterised by eruditeness and developed from the middle of the 19th century on into one of the centres of the Jewish orthodoxy.

The three Jewish cemeteries in Halberstadt with in total more than 1,000 grave stones from a period of more than 300 years sire of the clarity of past days. The inscriptions represent a value that has to be saved for upcoming generations and is still waiting to be discovered.   

The project consist of two parts – a practical working part which will last 6 hours per day and a study part, which takes place in the evenings and during weekends  

This European Heritage Volunteers Project is the continuation of a similar project that had taken place in 2018. In 2018, around 85 % of the gravestones at the oldest cemetery were documented; in 2019 the works will be finished. After having done so, the documentation of the gravestones at the cemetery Nr. 2 will start. Most of the gravestones at the Jewish cemeteries in Halberstadt are endangered by efflorescence, and the inscriptions become from year to year less readable. 

On the oldest cemetery the vegetation around the grave stones will be removed and the moss at the stones will be carefully eliminated in order to prevent the ongoing impairment of the grave stones by plants. In addition, that part of the cemetery that had in 2018 not been accessible due to the high vegetation will be measured and the exact position of every grave stone will be marked. The completed plan will serve as base for the detailed documentation of the remaining 15 % of the grave stones at the oldest cemetery.

In continuation of the 2018 project the documentation will include a digital photographic part and a verbal part and may be complemented at one or the other grave stone by manual drawings, to create a second transmission as well as cautious restoring measures.

Within the framework of collaboration with Technical University Braunschweig a special scan technology will be used at selected gravestones at the oldest cemetery that enables to make parts of the inscriptions readable that are due to erosion already not readable by human eyes.

In the frame of the educational part various lectures and guided tours as well as an excursion will be organised that the participants can gain comprehensive and detailed knowledge about the Jewish history in Germany and Europe, about Jewish heritage, but also about the rich history and the high valuable heritage of Halberstadt in general.

ADDRESS
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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

English,

Type of work

The working part is 6 hours per day.

Conditions

The accommodation is very simple; there are shared rooms with simple beds. Shower, toilet and kitchen are at the place. The equipment is simple but fair.

The meals will be prepared together as they are part of the community life, what means that every participant will be responsible for the meal at least once during its stay. So it would be very nice if the participants could bring typical recipes from home in order to introduce each other to the preparation of food from all over the world.

All costs linked to the project are covered, including food, accommodation, insurance and transportation during the stay at the project. Nevertheless individual travel insurance is also recommended to be bought by a participant.

Travel costs to and from the camp place, visa costs are not covered.
Participants should organize their journey to and from the project place by themselves and on their own expenses. Furthermore participants should bring their own pocket money.

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Счастье быть вместе

Almaty, Kazakhstan Others...

Что тебя ждет?
Интересные знакомства, новый и интересный опыт, возможность бесплатно побывать на нашем фестивале, посетить различные лекции, тренинги, мастер классы. Получить много ярких и положительных эмоций =)
Для нас -
Наш фестиваль - это не просто фестиваль)
Наши волонтеры - это не просто волонтеры =)
Наши волонтеры - это наша сила!
Самые любимые, самые родные, настоящая семья!
Присоединяйся к нам, мы всегда рады новым знакомствам, людям, опыту =)

ADDRESS
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Jul 1, 2019

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Русский,

Type of work

Вы можете приехать в любой момент, в зависимости от того, сколько вы будете волонтерить до начала фестиваля, зависит насколько вы будете заняты в дни фестиваля. При нахождении на стройке весь период (15 июля - 14 августа) в дни фестиваля вы будете полностью свободны, если захотите=)
Рабочий день длится 6-7 часов.

Conditions

Проживание на огороженной территории, в палаточном лагере (палатка, спальник, каремат должны быть свои, если нет своей палатки, всегда можно договориться с другими волонтерами о подселении).
Кормим вкусно, размер порции не считаем =)
3 разовое питание + полдник. Мясом кормим :) (курица, говядина, консервы), вегетарианские блюда готовим. Плюс всегда есть фрукты на полдник (арбузы, дыни, яблоки), печеньки и конфеты. Чай зеленый/черный/кофе. Алкоголь запрещен.
Организовываем трансфер из города Алматы, Казахстан до территории фестиваля и обратно.

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