Experience a true authentic nomad's life in the Sahara Desert, Tagounite, Morocco

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  • Description

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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.
    My gol about this project not just having tourist and money no .
    My gol that I have dream In the future I want to make classroom for the kids in the neair by village to teach them differents languages.
    And I want to help people in the village.
    Also I will be super happy to take you in the biggest sundunes of sahara desert if you are interested for that .

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Traditional food,
    sharing languages,
    appreciation of living simply,
    making new friends,
    You can learn litel things it can help you in in the life journey .
    How to cook break in the sund.

    How to cook Moroccan food .
    How to leave simple life

    all whilst under the Saharan sun and stars.

    When you arive in tagounite you well find me there waiting for you .

  • Help

    Help

    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.
    __You dont have any skills about gardening builduing decoration... we well accept you here u can learn lot things. and meet amazing and new people .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Arabic, French, English, a bit of German, Spanish, Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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,

    Hot shower

    and a place to relax after work.

    We can offer 3 meals per day, including

    Moroccan mint tea and snacks

    If you are vegetarian or vigan no problem at all .

    TELESCOPE for watching the stars.
    I'm thinking for having Wi-Fi here soon

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    *** In your free time lot of things you can do***
    You can take wolk to the neair bay dunes
    You can play card with other volonters and me lol
    I can take you to the market with me for shopping .
    You can play music we have 3 guitars 2 jomby 2 dowido.
    You can take long wolk with the dogs the well be happy to go with u if u ask them
    You can relax in the garden read your books I have have lot of different books very interesting
    I can teach you about the stars .
    Neair to the project there is river it's rining when it's raining .
    There is very historic old madina for Quran I can take u to it to visit .
    The project and around it there is lot of story you can heair about it .



    *****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
    - CAR
    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.

    ***When you arive in tagounite you well find me waiting for you**

  • 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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    $5 a day contribution towards food

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