Help out around our Ecolodge located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, in an authentic berber village

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  • Description

    Description

    We are located in a wonderful bay on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, in an authentic berber village, Tafedna, yet preserved from mass-tourism.

    We are in the process of building an ecological structure (eco-lodge) with phytotreatment basins for the water, dry toilets, waste-sorting and upcycling. The total area consists of 8 Berber Tents, A main building with a library open to all, traditional hammam, tapas bar and restaurant and a huge terrace over-looking the ocean.

    We are currently running an artist residency program, hosting artists from both Europe and Morocco to create on a specific theme at least twice a year. We have worked with the local school, the fishermen, women making argan oil and have hosted various musicians.

    Visit our website for more info!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    We are after motivated people with common sense and who carry a sense of pride in their work. We all work together as a team and are after people who can take on some responsibility and work with initiative.

    Out here in the Moroccan countryside, surrounded by pure nature, the life can get tough and the work hard, but if you have common sense and are motivated it's paradise: it happens sometimes that we are out of electricity for short moments. Also getting to the next town or city can be a little adventure as soon as there's rain, which happens very seldom in Morocco. But of course we will try our best to support you in every idea or plan you have.

    In return you have all accommodation, all meals, half price surf hire and half price drinks at the bar (cost price). If you need internet, we do not offer WIFI. But as a volunteer and guest you can buy a SIM-Card in the beginning, which cost you 50 DH. It includes 1 Giga and 1/2 hour of call, but you can charge it and use it as long as you need it. We are 700m from the beach and the surrounding area is spectacular!

    We look for a variety of people carrying a range of skills and prefer those who can stay at least a month so they can really become part of the team.

    We need people to take care of the general camp area including the growing garden, composting toilets, sewing the tents and generally keeping the camp in order.

    We are always expanding our garden and are in the process of finishing our water filtration system based that allows us to water the garden using recycled water all year round. We have a large vertical garden on the terrace that contains edible plants and flowers.

    Carpenters/Plumbers/Electricians/Handy-people Please apply! We are still in the process of building and are always after people who have experience in construction and can help us keep building and general maintenance of the place.

    There is also a post for a keen surfer to look after our surf camp! If you are a passionate surfer and know how to maintain boards we are always looking for someone to keep the boards in shape, motivate guests to give it a go and do a daily surf report.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Arabic, French, Berber

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is separate from guests on the second level of the house behind our ecolodge. It is basic shared accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 1 hour from Essaouira and 1 hour from the popular surf spot - Taghazout.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Out here you can learn to surf with the locals - our surf instructor is always happy to go out with friends and volunteers. The area is rich with incredible landscapes and there are amazing walks to really explore the coastline.

    At the lodge we are a mix of Europeans and Moroccans - Some only speak Berbere, Some only English, Some only French - It is a great place to pick up on languages and join our interesting mixed conversations!

    The local women make Argan oil from hand and are always ready to share their secrets (and some of the workload! :) ) with those wanting to learn.

    We hold regular Artist Residencies that are completely interactive and can be from Painting to Film to Music - each one is different and often involve the local school or community.

    Food is our passion and we create incredible fusion meals - the chefs are always sharing their secrets and love outside input and ideas. If you love cooking or want to improve your skills we can definitely help!

    The entire place is built by hand following ecological principles - sustainable building, eco-concepts, water filtration, composting, etc. A great place to learn those techniques and give your own ideas!

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    Hours expected

    25 hours max

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