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Working Holidays

We are delighted to offer a selection of the popular overseas working holidays for summer 2019!

These holidays are organised independently by members of the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO), the focal point for the worldwide National Trust movement.

There is something for everyone to enjoy from the many activities listed below, including learning traditional plastering in Romania; castle restoration or rebuilding a historic garden pavilion in the Czech Republic; stone masonry in France; roof thatching in Slovakia; temple preservation in China or historic woodland conservation in Italy.

NB.  Please apply directly to the holiday organisers.  Email addresses can be found after each holiday.

Holidays in China

Restoration in Mua Gua village, PingYao County, China
Dates: 03/08/2019 – 15/08/2019 The working holiday: You will be helping to restore a historic house in Mua Gua village,
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Help to Preserve the Confucius Temple in Xin Jiang, Shan Xi Province, China
Dates: 01/08/2019 – 15/08/2019 The working holiday: Xin Jiang Ancient City was established in the Sui Dynasty and for more
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Conserving a Traditional House in the Wuyi Mountains, Northern Fujian Province, China
Dates: 18/07/2019 – 31/07/2019 The working holiday: You will be helping to restore a historic house in Jiu Long village,
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Holidays in Czech Republic

Rebuilding Červený Dvůr Estate, Southern Bohemia, Czech Republic
Dates: 25/05/2019 – 01/06/2019 & 01/06/2019 – 08/06/2019 This is the eighth holiday at Červený Dvůr, a historic estate that
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Conserving Krásný Dvůr, Western Bohemia, Czech Republic
Dates: 14/09/2019 – 21/09/2019 Krásný Dvůr is a large estate that once belonged to the Czernin family and is now
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Transforming Chateau Hukvaldy, North Moravia, Czech Republic
Dates: 01/09/2019 – 08/09/2019 Help us to reconstruct the Archbishop’s Chateau in Hukvaldy, a small town in North Moravia.  After
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Conserving Rozmital Castle, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic
Dates: 19/08/2019 – 26/08/2019 The conservation work will be taking place in one of the oldest and culturally significant Gothic-Renaissance
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Building a Visitor Centre and Volunteer Base near Kromeriz, Czech Republic
Dates: 07/07/2019 – 14/07/2019 & 11/08/2019 – 18/08/2019 Participants will be working on CNT’s pilot project – clearing parkland around
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Holidays in France

Restoring Budos Castle in Historic Aquitaine
Dates: 02/07/2019-13/07/2019 & 17/07/2019-28/07/2019&01 /08/2019-12/08/2019 The working holiday: Budos Castle, situated in Aquitaine in South West France, was built in
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Learn Stone-Masonry in a Historic French Alpine Fort
Dates: 01/07/2019-13/07/2019 & 15/07/2019-27/07/2019 &05/08/2019-17/08/2019 &19/08/2019-30/08/2019 The working holiday (18-30 year olds): At 1500 metres high in a grand mountain
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Holidays in Italy

Discover the Bio-diversity of the Forest of San Francesco, Assisi, Italy
Dates: 06/08/2019-12/08/2019 & 13/08/2019-19/08/2019 The working holiday (20-26 year olds): Join us in helping to maintain and promote this beautiful
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Path Maintenance at the Bay of Ieranto, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Dates: 29/07/2019-05/08/2019 & 05/08/2019-12/08/2019 & 12/08/2019-19/08/2019 (last date to be confirmed, please enquire) The working holiday (20-26 year olds): Join
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Holidays in Romania

Permaculture in the Historical Park at Izvoru, Southern Central Romania
Dates: 08/07/2019 – 14/07/2019 This holiday offers the chance to discover the history and beauty of the Manor and the
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Learn Blacksmithing & Traditional Crafts at the Manor, Moldavia, Romania
Dates: 28/07/2019 – 11/08/2019 This is your opportunity to try traditional crafts in the grounds of the Petre Carp manor
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Traditional Lime Plastering at Neamtu Mansion, Southern Romania
Dates: 15/07/2019 – 21/07/2019 The Neamtu mansion, a National Heritage Monument, is situated in Olari, Olt County and is very
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Holidays in Slovakia

Folk Architecture – Learn Traditional Thatching Techniques in Beautiful Central Slovakia
Dates: 01/08/2019 – 08/08/2019 The working holiday:   We are inviting you to help us repair the last remaining building with
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Holidays in England & Wales

National Trust volunteers clearing scrub at Sandymouth, Cornwall. ©National Trust Images/Ben Selway

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