Backpacker berber vibes at our eco-village and hiking hostel in a beautiful oasis near Merzouga, Erfoud, Morocco

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  • Last activity: 28 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hello. salaam
    there sweet people!
    My name is Redouane . I come from a nomad family, we spent all our life in the desert, moving from place to place until we stopped at the gate of the desert, Erfoud.
    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.
    We cook traditional moroccan Berber food and all eat together 3 times a day
    olso hiking in beatiful mountains around the village
    sand dunes only 5 minutes walking from the hostel
    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 guest house with my family with the intention to create an ajoining for visitors to enjoy this way of life with us.
    We work max 3 hours a day, max 5 days a week, usually after breakfast,
    marhaba welcome :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will experience Southeast Moroccan culture especially at the Suq of Erfoud (Local Market) every saturday.

    Also you can find here many activities to do:
    - visited the nomad families.
    - Underground irrigation system khettara.
    - hiking to descover the cave of el haj roun.
    - Berber tattoo henna.
    - Opportunity to learn Arabic clases

    You will learn quickly the bases of arab language and you could teach me your language too !

    It's a really good cultural exchange here because of all these reasons and because my familly and I are open minded and it would be a pleasure to teach you a lot of things from here.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    The help could be all kinds of different tasks, varying day by day, like:

    Building different rooms in the house.For the building we will use mud bricks made of sand, straw and water.

    Gardening. We need to plant new palm trees and we want to grow organic vegetables and fruits

    Also we need some people to help us with social media promotion and development

    We are always thankful for anything you can help with.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Arabic: Fluent
    Berber: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    The workawayer can stay and sleep in traditional rooms mud bricks
    living room for book lovers
    There is running water and electricity and a good mobile internet connection. Cheap SIM cards (inwi) are available in almost every town, so consider getting one beforehand.
    We have a traditional Moroccan berber life style bucket shower and toilet which you can use.

    We provide blankets and mattresses to sleep well, a shower with hot water.

    For food you have two options:

    1) You take in charge your meal and in this case you'll have to buy your food and prepare it.
    2) We offer 3 typicals maroccans meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ) for 5 euros per days

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a 15min drive away from the city of Erfoud

    taxis are very cheap in Morocco. In total it will cost around 10 dirhams which is 1 Euros. from Erfoud city to the Eco village If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask us!

    Transport: you can arrive easily in Erfoud. There is a bus company called (Supratour). There are buses from Marrakech or Fes or Ouarzazate to Erfoud the Sahara desert. berber life.

    We usually organise trip to merzouga desert olso Visit the site of German architect Hannsjörg Voth, olso bouman dades and gorge todgha old kasbah Ait ben hadou every weekend

    There are a lot of hikes and trails to roam around. There are a lot of famous places like, Sand dunes at only a 5 minute walk away from the hostel. The white mountains and the cave of el haj haroun are very nice to see the sunset , you can also meditate on the hills, where you will have amazing views to our village and the scenery around.

    We enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, love cooking and sharing Good ideas, playing card games , playing berber music.

    we will go together to the popular market in Erfoud

    Other than that... You can ask us about anything, and we'll find out !! ;)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    yes we have wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Campervans and motorhomes are welcome too,

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes, pets are very welcome, just be sure that they are friendly with other animals,

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 295496581433

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