The main objectives of the project are:
− Improving the exchange of good practice in the field of intangible heritage, specifically traditional building techniques, notably (but not exclusively) dry-stone walling, but also other manifestations of intangible knowledge and practices, such as straw-bale construction, plant weaving, warming and cooling techniques to etc., and sustainability.
− Documenting the knowledge that still exists regarding those techniques and identifying the holders of such knowledge.
− Understanding differences in techniques according to factors such as available resources, farming practices, etc., and integrating them as much as possible in a common proposal for potential uses of traditional heritage in face of climate change.
− Assessing the potential of traditional building techniques to play a significant role in a sustainable future (a future where construction is less resource-intensive, more durable, adapted to landscape, accessible to non-experts, etc.) and sharing the acquired knowledge with the relevant local and regional stakeholders with a decision-making capacity.
− Enhancing the skills of adults engaged in the primary sector and the construction sector regarding building techniques, providing them with new tools that should allow them to better face their own needs or the community’s needs in the subject.