The projects providing knowledge in „Traditional Carpentry Techniques” had been the starting point of European Heritage Volunteers’ volunteering and educational activities. Originally coming from this professional background and having started its work while saving abandoned heritage sites in rural areas from decay by firstly restoring their roof constructions and roofs European Heritage Volunteers sees traditional carpentry still as an important field of volunteering and heritage-linked education.

The particular topic of the projects is answering to the needs of endangered heritage sites and so changing from season to season. So, in the last years there had been carried out different projects as the restoration of the historical roof construction of a church from 13th century, the restoration of the roof construction of a Renaissance castle from 16th century including the ceiling system with its baroque paintings, the restoration and the static strengthening of a classicistic roof construction having been dramatically endangered by unprofessional constructive changes during the 19th and 20th century and others.

When restoring historical wooden constructions in line with accepted conservation practices European Heritage Volunteers is concerned with slow, careful repairs using suitable materials and considers carefully the original structures even when this entails more work. For example, historic timber joints are preferred over the use of metal connecting elements and the works are carried out with great care down to the smallest details so that a repaired roof construction loses none of its original constructive and aesthetic quality.

Traditional wooden pavilions & Traditional wooden fences
Open Air Museum of Lithuania Rumsiskes / Kaunas County
LITHUANIA

Training Course Summer 2024
Conservation works at a historical paper mill
Niederzwönitz Paper Mill / World Heritage Site Ore Mountains Mining Landscape / Saxony
GERMANY

Volunteering Project Summer 2024
Conservation of historic roof structures in traditional wood techniques
Lohra Castle / Thuriingia
GERMANY

Volunteering Project Autumn 2024
Conservation works at a traditional vernacular ensemble
Gornji Stoliv / Kotor Municipality
MONTENEGRO

Volunteering Project Autumn 2024
Construction of a roof structure for an emblematic vernacular building
Zaroshke / Prespa Lake Area / Korça Region
ALBANIA

Training Course Autumn 2024
Conservation works at a historic pathway & a traditional stone slab roof
Gornji Stoliv / Kotor Municipality
MONTENEGRO

Past Volunteering Project
Conservation of a roof structure & and a roof from the 18th century
Open Air Museum of the Ore Mountains / World Heritage Site Ore Mountains Mining Landscape / Saxony
GERMANY

Past Training Course
Translocation of a wooden building from the early 20th century
Ensemble of the Museum Forum Konrad-Wachsmann-Haus Niesky / Saxony
GERMANY

Past Training Course
Conservation works at mining water systems & technical artefacts
Ehrenfriedersdorf Tin Mine / Ore Mountains Cultural Landscape / Saxony
GERMANY

Past Volunteering Project
Conservation works at a forge & at traditional wooden fences
Open Air Museum of Lithuania / Rumsiskes / Kaunas County
LITHUANIA

Past Volunteering Project
Conservation works at the entrance area of a fortified church ensemble
Ensemble of the fortified church Movile / Sibiu County
ROMANIA

Past Volunteering Project
Traditional wooden shingled & thatched roofs
ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu / Sibiu County
ROMANIA

Past Training Course
Reconstruction & Restoration of wooden surfaces
Training Centre for Handicraft and Heritage Görlitz / Saxony
GERMANY

Past Training Course
Conservation of traditional wooden architecture
Kenozero National Park - Gorbachikha Village / Arkhangelsk Region
RUSSIA

Past Volunteering Project
Conservation works at a visitor's mine
World Heritage site Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Landscape - Markus Röhling Mine Frohnau / Saxony
GERMANY

Past Volunteering Project
Restoration of historic windows at a monastery complex
Schlierbach Monastery / Upper Austria
AUSTRIA

Past Training Course
Conservation measures at buildings in an open-air museum
Sagalund Museum / Kimito Island / Anoland Region
FINLAND

Past Volunteering Project
Conservation works at roof constructions & roofs of a historic ensemble
Lohra Castle / Thuringia
GERMANY

Past Volunteering Project
Conservation works at a fortified church ensemble
Ensemble of the fortified church Hosman / Sibiu County
ROMANIA

Past Volunteering Project
Conservation works at historic wooden processing site
World Heritage site Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří Mining Landscape - Altenberg & Zinnwald / Saxony
GERMANY

Past Volunteering Project
Preservation of a traditional wooden chapel and a wooden water mill
Kenozero National Park / Archangelsk Region
RUSSIA

Past Volunteering Project
Conservation of the roof of a church from the 14th century
St. Mary's Church at Maligrad Island / Korca Region
ALBANIA

Past Volunteering Project
Middle age wooden building techniques in an Open Air Museum
Düppel Museum Viillage / Berlin
GERMANY

Past Training Course
Restoration of historic windows & doors in a Renaissance castle
Erxleben / Sachsen-Anhalt
GERMANY

Past Training Course
Restoration of traditional wooden shingle roofs at a visitors' mine
Freiberg, Ore Mountains Cultural Landscape / Saxony
GERMANY

Past Training Course
Restoration of historic staircases and windows
Quedlinburg & Halberstadt / Sachsen-Anhalt
GERMANY

Past Training Course
Traditional wooden building techniques at a farm museum
Kauppila Farm Museum Laitilla / Finland Proper Region
FINLAND

Past Volunteering Project
Construction of copies of wooden mining techniques
Markus Röhling Mine Annaberg-Buchholz, Ore Mountains Cultural Landscape / Saxony
GERMANY

Past Volunteering Project
Preservation of a church from the 11th century
Himara / Vlora Region
ALBANIA

Past Volunteering Project
Construction of a roof for the Baroque part of a Neobaroque manor
Gantikow Manor / Brandenburg
GERMANY

Past Volunteering Project
Construction of a wooden path using Stone Age techniques
Stone Age Park Albersdorf / Schleswig-Holstein
GERMANY

Past Volunteering Project
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