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 😄
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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 !
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
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.
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 !
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
The farm is big, up the workawayers and is to set the place he or she or they would fit better
More than two
6 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.