Spend a Week Restoring Medieval Castle Using Medieval Tools

A restoration project in the Czech Republic invites those interested in medieval history to participate, using exact replica tools and fully authentic construction techniques. During July and August 2004, participants working under the tutelage of expert historical craftspeople, will use exact replica tools to restore Malesov Castle in the Czech Republic. The castle, located near the Vrchlice River near the town of Kutna Hora, is being transformed into a specialized resort that will cater to medieval scholars who want to experience fully-authentic medieval vacations.

According to the web site, the experience is intended not to be the Middle Ages as we wish they had been, but rather the Middle Ages as they actually were, with all their grit and hard work. This isn't a trip for the faint of heart, nor for the poor (the cost, not including air fare, is US$2300/person), but for a select fiew it could be the experience of a lifetime.

Thanks to Lady Savina of the Kingdom of Outlands for posting the link on that kingdom's list.