Do you have every with Carpentry and/or general maintenance? Please help us at our riad near Agadir, Morocco



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are an English/Moroccan family, which includes myself (Sarah), my husband and two kids. After living between England and Morocco for the last 6 years we decided to make the move to Morocco in June this year. Our new home is a traditional Riad in Biougra, near Agadir. The riad is set around a central courtyard, with your usual mix of bedrooms, tv room, kitchen, and a large roof terrace. When we moved here the riad was derelict, and we have been painstakingly restoring it using as many traditional methods as possible. The riad is set in a walled garden and is very quite with panoramic views of the countryside. Our long term aim is to make the riad self-sufficient.

    We are a short drive from Tifnit beach, and 45 mins from Agadir. Our local town is Biougra which is off of the main tourist route so you really get to join a proper Moroccan community. Everyone is really friendly and welcoming. This part of Morocco is known for its beautiful beaches and good surf. In your free time, in addition to helping you explore we can offer surf lessons and/or surf guiding depending on time of year and surf conditions.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    In our family we speak four languages between us, which we use on a daily basis, so its great if you love languages. If you want to experience Morocco, from within a Moroccan family then you can join in with family life as much or as little as you want. Experiencing the different culture here is great as you are not on the main tourist trail. The surroundings are beautiful, and at times very contrasting as you drive into the more urban areas.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Our garden is 0.8 hectares, and is a work in progress. With the help from volunteers we have started laying paths, done some planting, built a natural pool. We now need help with wood work both in the Riad and the garden, and general maintenance, within the Riad.

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have 3 en suite bedrooms which can be for single occupancy or twin occupancy if friends want to share. We have a large TV room, kitchen, garden, and traditional hammam.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 665947727722