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Eco-friendly family farm in the south of Marrakech, Morocco

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  • Last activity: 02/02/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a mixed family (Indian - Reunion - French for me and French-Moroccan for my wife) with 3 incredibles boys (7 to 1) living in south of Marrakech (20Km from City Center, facing the High-Atlas Mountains) on a micro-farm since May 2019. We are "learning by doing" autonomy and resiliency, sustainable growth and farming, building on multiples experimentations and knowledge sources (local, permaculture, The Agragarians, Forest Garden...). We have 1ha in total but only half of the land is currently farmed and occupied. We are on the middle of Phase 2 of the project to prepare the soil and irrigation for a Forest-Garden. Phase 1 was mainly around the vegetable garden (around 1000m2) mixed with 70+ trees (olives, lemons, oranges, apricots...).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our family is a true melting pot , from our origins to the music we listen up to our kitchen. My wife and I have traveled in more that 30+ countries and have lived in different parts of the world. We love site seeing and we'll be happy to bring you along with us to discover Marrakech's stunning surroundings.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for diverse skills around permaculture / ago-ecology, sustainable building, arts & decoration indoor and outdoor.
    We want to offer our guests a great experience that fit both into your skills & passion, and where you can also learn with and from our skills and passion. Therefore we want to co-define your "stay's project" with you.
    Examples of projects :
    In agro-ecology, you can help us in fine-tuning our holistic design and work along with us to bring this design to life, ranging from core farming skills to plastic recycling, solar power, water management in dry climate.
    In eco-building and decoration, you can participate in decorating our guests' house, making furniture, etc.
    In our arts' garden, you can decorate the walls, develop artworks (statues, natural objects...) that will fit into the different areas.
    You can also help us communicate on our project in the social networks.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    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

    Accommodation

    Brand new independant earth and timber house built from our own soil, including 3 single beds dedicated to workawayers, 1 bathroom and 1 dry toilet.

    We have staff onsite from Monday until Saturday that cook African - Moroccan - Indian - European food. We source the vegetables as much as possible from our garden. We have a very healthy diet balancing vegetables and protein (beans - soya - chicken - eggs - fish and sometimes even beef or porc cold cuts). We offer our hosts either to eat alone or joining us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a direct bus to Marrakech City Center (45 min), we have our own business office in the hearth of Marrakech and our kids goes to a school very close to the city so we can also drop you in/off. We have satellite internet since we need from time to time to work from home, with very good up and down bandwith.

  • 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

    We have multiple set-ups to work outside and we've a reasonable internet connection since we also are digital nomads :)

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have 1ha so plenty of space to park

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a Jack Russel dog ourselves

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 351234316682

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