Experience real nomad berber life in the Sahara desert in Tagounite Morocco

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is hassan, I am a nomad and grew up in a nomad family in the desert.
    Together with Aya I do workaway. We live in the desert 12 km from tagounite in a nomad house in a little nomad village. We are happy to receive people to help us build this house. I will teach you the nomad life style and house building, making bricks, currently we are making bedrooms, a new kitchen and renovating a part of the terrace. We would love to learn about permaculture so we can fight the drought here. We have a livingroom and bedrooms and since a few weeks a new bathroom. We started to grow our own vegetables. We have 3 meals a day. The food we make here is varied and a lot.
    It's very calm here and remote and the village is mostly empty. Shower is with bucket warm water.
    Soon I will make our own hamam.
    We work max 3 hours a day.
    I am happy to take you on desert tour with me and show you the desert I grew up in.
    A few times a week I go to tagounite, you can join me for shopping. There's a market twice a week.
    There's also a nice hammam in tagounite.
    We have internet.
    We have a cat, dog, rabbits and soon goats.
    I will take you to visit my family and you will meet my friends and experience real berber life.

    During your day's off we take you to see the mountains, go swimming, take you to a wedding or go sand snowboarding.

    Bring a mosquito spray and washing powder to wash your clothes. Work clothes and shoes which can get muddy. Warm jacket, pyjama for the months nov, dec, jan, feb.

    I speak french, berber and arabic. I am learning English. Aya speaks very good English.

    How to get here;

    You can fly to marrakech or Ouarzazate. Flights to Ouarzazate are more expensive. And minimum twice a week there are flights from marrakech to zagora for around 25 euro with airarabia. Don't pay for the luggage online. Pay at airport. Costs 20 euro for non hand luggage.
    From zagora you can take a taxi. But not after 9 pm. It's hard to get a taxi at that hour. You can take a taxi from zagora airport to zagora for 100 dirham. And a shared taxi from zagora to tagounite for 25 dirham. From zagora to tagounite is 1 hour.
    You can also take a buss from marrakech to tagounite with ctm busscompany for 17 euro. Departure at 11.00 and arrival in tagounite at 20.30.
    Or with buss company supratours. Departure at 15.00 and arrival at 23.00 in zagora.
    From there you take a taxi.
    We pick you up from tagounite.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can teach you how to build nomad houses, making bricks, rooms and how to make traditional Berber food.

    I will take you to visit my family. You will participate with my berber life.

  • Help

    Help

    Building the house, making bricks, rooms, renovate terrace. House keeping. Gardening. Helping with the animals. We would love to learn about permaculture so we can fight the drought here.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, french. Berber. Arabic.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    It's a nomad house. We have a livingroom and bedrooms. You will share the bedroom with other workawayers. There is electricity in every room. The rooms have blankets, pillows, matrasses. When it's very hot here you can also sleep on the terrace outside where it's cooler. Since a few weeks we have a new bathroom. Showering is with warm water and bucket. Big garden. We started to grow our own food. Soon we build our own hamam.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am happy to take you on desert tour with me. There is a hamam in tagounite. The environment here is beautifully. Very calm. Beautifully for walking. The village is mostly empty.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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