Practical Care Week
18 – 25 October 2023

MASSIA warmly invites you for its first Practical Care Week which will take place from 18th – 25th of October 2023.

Over seven days, we’ll give some tender loving care and repair to the building that houses MASSIA and the garden that surrounds it. The end of the week we’ll be celebrating the fun and glory of building and maintaining resources put in common – and soaking in the satisfaction of material transformations we’ve created together.

MASSIA will cover the cost for your stay and food throughout the week. We welcome people with all levels of experience who enjoy coming together, sharing skills and learning by doing.

Planned schedule for the week:

  • Wednesday 18th: arrival, dinner and introduction to the projects;
  • Thursday 19th – Monday 23th: repairing, refurbishing and building works in the building and gardens;
  • Tuesday 24th: rest & celebrations;
  • Wednesday 25th: breakfast and departures;

Anticipated activities:

  • Transforming MASSIA’s storage room into a functional workshop space. This will involve improvements to lighting and electricity infrastructure, as well as repairs to the ceiling;
  • Constructing shelving for various spaces (workshop, comfort closet, library);
  • Refinishing floors by sanding them;
  • Preparing the garden for the winter season, with tasks including weeding, soil and pathway coverage and autumn sowing;

No specific skill set is required for participation – all you need is a genuine interest to contribute and engage with the building and its gardens in a hands-on way for five hours per day. For those having specialized skills or tools, you’re more than welcome to share these resources. If you feel equipped to take the lead in a particular area, please contact us. The kitchen will be collectively organized. If you are interested to lead the kitchen crew or cook a specific meal, please let us know in advance so we can coordinate.

If you want to take part or have questions please contact

Photo: Nat Skoczylas, Agnieszka Róż and Marina Karpova captured in Dyke Building Action as they lay the foundation for the sauna in 2022.