Come and create a sustainable home surrounded by mountains and the ocean near Essaouira, Morocco

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Salam everyone! We're an agricultural cooperative located in the small village Tafedna near Essaouira in Marrakesh region. Our vision is to create a place that invites people to reconnect with nature and learn about autonomous lifestyles including producing green electricity and biologically friendly farming. We're four friends but the place is run mainly by Walid who lives on the farm and will be happy to show you everything. Other important parts of the group are Youness, Mounir, and Adil. They come sometimes on the weekends to share the experience, the good food, and conversations with you, explore the beautiful area, and discover hidden gems.
    This is the only region in the world where you can find fertile argan trees, a big part of Moroccan culture and inheritance, and the place where our land is situated. It is close to the ocean, the river, and the mountains, so perfect for hiking and relaxing at the beach after finishing work.
    You will have a wide range of different tasks like help planting trees and vegetables, doing traditional construction projects with wood, rocks, and mudbricks, and taking care of our animals. Currently, there is one horse, one donkey, four dogs, and 5 cats living with us. We just started our project in March 2022 but we're planning on expanding the family members of the farm step by step, bringing goats, chicken, fish, and turtles. Creating their living spaces will be one of the tasks as well.
    We put lots of love and passion into creating this unique and authentic place and you will undoubtedly find a second home here. Therefore we're more than happy to welcome and get to know each one of you and we warmly invite you to share your own visions and skills with us!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    - go surfing or horse riding at the beach
    - hiking in the mountains close by and meeting donkeys, camels, and goats on the way
    - visiting the old town of Essaouira and going shopping in the market
    - learning about essential parts of Moroccan culture like the Berber nomads, traditional music, delicious tajine, and green tea
    - get to know more about self-sufficient lifestyles including agriculture, renewable electricity, natural water cycles, and living beings in the environment
    - language exchange; improve your Arabic and french and share your own language with us!

    If you want to visit Marrakesh there is the opportunity to stay with Youness who will be happy to host you and show you the vibrant colorful city life.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We are currently seeking an individual or a couple interested in experiencing the immersive nature of Tafedna to run the workaway activity on our farm for a minimum duration of 4 months. This opportunity would be ideal for digital nomads or anyone looking to escape to this beautiful location.

    - agricultural tasks: preparing the ground for trees and vegetables, planting, watering, harvesting...
    - construction projects: building stables for animals and bungalows, wood projects, general maintenance...
    - animal care: feeding, cleaning, walking the dogs and the horse, and lots of cuddling :)
    - creative tasks: decoration, paintings, landscape and wildlife photography, art projects, creating a playground out of natural materials

    ...or whatever comes to your mind! ;)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Dutch: Beginner

    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

    We provide a shared caravan (for girls) and tents (for boys) if we're hosting lots of people simultaneously. There is also a house-building project going on that will serve volunteers in the future.
    Our farm is a non-smoking place.
    If you have a tent or a caravan that you can bring with you, we have space dedicated to that so you’re welcome anytime without worrying about availabilities. :)
    There is running water and electricity and a good mobile internet connection. Cheap SIM cards are available in almost every town, so consider getting one beforehand.
    Per day we offer 2-3 meals and prepare them together and share their expenses as well (average of 5 Euros per day).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    - From Marrakesh: Take a bus or taxi to Essaouira. If you are arriving on the weekend, you can come together with Youness.
    - From Agadir and Essaouira: there is a bus running to Smimou where you can take a taxi or hitchhike to Tafedna

    Public transportation and taxis are very cheap in Morocco. In total it will cost around 150 dirhams which is 15 Euros. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 658795561978

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