Experience life in a small desert village and share your skills in Khamlia, Morocco

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Morocco

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  • Description

    Description

    Our family home is in the tiny Gnaoua Village of Khamlia on the edge of the Sahara Desert in Morocco. As tourism is one of the major sources of income in the Desert, we run our home as a B&B. We would love help with plumbing and electrics, painting, tiling and a dream would be someone who could help us set up a tiny garden to grown some vegetables and tomatoes. If you have some special hobbie or skill that you would like to share with us either, we would be delighted to hear how we could benefit each other.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, The Sahara Desert. You can wake to amazing run rises and the sound of the village cocks crowing. We are part of a traditional Gnaoua Berber Moroccan family and you will be surrounded by beautiful food, music, family, culture, local traditions and hospitality.

  • Help

    Help

    We would love practical help with our house. We have been building a traditional house in the Desert over the past 8 years. As we are very very rural in the Desert in Morocco, building experience and building standards are not easily come by. We have employed local village workers over the years and have a wonderful home but unfortunately we are now discovering issues which need improvement.

    We are trying to mix traditional ways and high standards and perfections.

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    Berber: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own room, ensuite, breakfast and dinner provided. We run our home as a B&B and we will host you in the same environment as our guest.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Visiting and experiencing the Desert is a 'Bucket List' experience. Climbing Erg Chebbi and watching the sun set over the Sahara, watching the full moon rise up from behind the sand hills on a cloudless evening is the most amazing site I ever see. Riding a camel in the Dunes or sleeping overnight under the stars is a memory not to be forgotten. Take a trip to Rissani on 'souk' day and enjoy the hustle and bustle of life. Buy fresh vegetables, amazing moroccan spices or enjoy the exhilarating experience of a busy working Hammam.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 -5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 327348879177