Come help us build a heavenly food forest for our happy family near Marrakech, Morocco

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Morocco

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 5 living in a beautiful organic farm at 15km from Marrakech. We - mostly me, Yasmina, my husband Cyril being out of site 5 days a week- am working for a sustainable agriculture, using permaculture principles and a bit of a local know how. We are trying to tend to a resilient and sufficient way of life, as well as encourage biodiversity and honor nature in our everyday life. We are growing organic almonds on 2ha, organic apricot on 1ha, oranges and lemons on 2ha, our house - built with earth blocks and wooden roofs the traditional Moroccan way - is surrounded by our organic vegetable garden and food forest on the start - and you can cross the path of our dogs, chickens, ducks, donkeys and sheep’s on your way to the workawayers little house. There is a lot of projects to achieve and to help set up, from seeding to organizing, naming the crops and the trees, gardening, composting, reaping and conserving, working on the fences, helping with the animals ...a lot to do but always keep an eye on the Atlas Mountain while the sun is setting down! And repeat 😄

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    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 region is wonderful as it is set à the edge of the Atlas Mountains, with the Berber tradition and specific way of life. The ourika valley is green and colorful, and the city of Marrakech is 30min drive bus, and is so unique by its architecture, crafts and authentic Medina. The farm is nested in a rural village known for it’s Sunday market, very typical one. We try to get the most of the European and the Moroccan culture and cuisine, and top it with the permaculture philosophy, which make it quite special experience !

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We now need help in the house mainly : cooking, preparing meals, harvesting and cooking to stock, drying medicinal herbs, preparing medicinal herbs, jams, ma to-fermentation, gardening, seeding, naming plants and trees, helps with the animals on the (Chikens, donkeys, ducks and sheeps) , reaping, organizing, even building and/or repairing the fences, the pathways, the buildings ....the family would really appreciate help with the kids - 2,8 and 12 yo- like creative baby sitting, and artistic crafts based on natural and local ressources. We expect the workawayers to be hard worker, dedicated and able to fulfill the work on their own once the task is clarified, as we certainly be busy doing so ourselves ! New ideas are welcomed, as well as a touch of mindfulness and conscious living.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Arabic: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Workawayers will benefit from a little cottage made of mud blocks, just besides our house, with a bedroom, a kitchen, dry toilets and a shower ...along with a beautiful terrace viewing the Atlas Mountains. It is possible either to eat dinner with the family or to use own kitchen, this would be up to both of us to set up.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm has two years, and has been started from zero ! We achieved a lot cause we do it with our heart and inspiration, and has been surrounded by wonderful people with great local know how, we expect enthousiastic and positive people to join, with either willingness to work, help, create or build with us !

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    The farm is big, up the workawayers and is to set the place he or she or they would fit better

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    6 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.



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