DRAGODID

Volunteer tourism

If you want to get your hands dirty while learning about traditional building techniques in Croatia, consider rebuilding stone walls and shelters; you can help to repair walls at the Eco-Center on Cres, or participate in a multiple-day workshop organized by Dragodid.org, an association committed to the preservation of this unique part of Croatia’s architectural heritage.

Model

Model title
Volunteer tourism
Location
Croatia
For whom is it?
People interested in Croatia’s architectural heritage preservation
a/ initiator
Dragodid
Start
2007
Type of duration
Few days

Characteristics

Critical
2
Developing a strategy to rebuild Croatian stone walls and shelters, heritage revival
Social
3
Connecting through physical work
Participatory
4
Active involvement in the repairing workshops
Responsible
3
Towards croatian architectural heritage & environmental
Bottom up
3
A need to preserve the cultural heritage of Croatia
Inventive
2
Repair & skill learning as tourism
Site-specific
4
Supporting local culture, skills, local technique & material
Educative
3
Learning about traditional building techniques in Croatia
Local
4
Responding to local issues

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