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Hello there sweet people!
My name is Abde Errahmane . I come from a nomad family, half Touareg, half Berber, who spent all his life in the desert, moving from place to place until we stopped at the gate of the desert, around 60 km away from Zagora.
I would like to share all of my knowledge about life on this harsh and alluring land with all people who are curious to learn about it.
If you decide to come and volunteer at my place, I will make your journey a haunting experience filled with magic.
I am building a house with my family with the intention to create an ajoining guesthouse for visitors to enjoy this way of life with us.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Traditional food, sharing languages, appreciation of living simply, making new friends, all whilst under the Saharan sun and stars.
We welcome volunteers from all over the world to come and share an experience with us whilst learning from each other.
Volunteers will participate in the construction of nomadic style rooms incorperating traditional techniques (construction of clay and earth), specifically to make a resting place for future tourists. We also work in the garden planting vegetables, fruit, aromatic seeds in a chilled out environment. We welcome and encourage ideas in order to grow, work and live sustainabilly starting as friends becoming family.
Arabic, French, English, a bit of German, Spanish, Italian
Volunteers will sleep in shared rooms with doors and windows inside the house.
There is electricity in every room and running water in the kitchen and shower.
Rooms are equiped with mattresses, pillows, sheets and blankets.
In warmth of summer you can choose to sleep in the yard under the stars,
or if you prefer in a berber tent.
Volunteers will share common kitchen, bathroom and toilet,
and a place to relax after work.
We can offer 3 meals per day, including Moroccan mint tea.
TELESCOPE for watching the stars.
HOW TO GET TO TAGOUNITE
- AIR: Nearest airport to tagounite
Ouarzazate or zagora , from Casablancaor marakech to zagora it's 45 minutes 2 times a week and from zagora to tagounite it's 1 hour buy taxi
(Royal Air Maroc) or alarabiya but are cheaper .
- BUS FROM MARRAKECH:
Company CTM (direct runs Marrakech-TGOUNITE)
Departure from Marrakech at 11:00, arrival in tagounite at 21:00
Company SUPRATOURS (Marrakech-tagounite via Zagora)
from Marrakech at 11:00, arriving at 18:00 Zagora / from Marrakech at 15:00, arriving at 23:00 Zagora
COLLECTIVE TAXI: departures from Zagora to tagounite every half hour from the taxi rank
The same companies also make many departures from Ouarzazate
- COLLECTIVE TAXI
Numerous daily departures ensure trafficking Marrakech-Ouarzazate-Ouarzazate and tagounite
it's possible to rent a car in Marrakech or Ouarzazate. Coming from Marrakech you need to follow the road to Ouarzazate, Zagora and then drive along the Draa Valley until tagounite.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week
In developing countries (Where most hosts are involved in charity work or community development) some of our hosts may ask for a small donation to help the host family or charity (often less then 5 dollars per day) Workaway will allow this listing when the donation goes directly to the family or charity and is just to cover the cost of the volunteer‘s stay. (This will be clearly marked on the host listing).
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