Stay with a bedouin family in Jordan

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Jordan

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    11/07/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    *Urgently looking for a photographer or filmmaker to create quality content for our website*

    My name is Ali Hamad Zalabia. I am part of a bedouin family that lives in the beautiful valley of Wadi Rum in the south of Jordan.
    We have a house with garden, a small olive grove, goats and camels.
    I have been a tourist guide around the desert for 30 years. I have my own traditional Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum desert available for tourists which is a prime spot to watch sunsets with amazing panoramic view.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can teach the Bedouin life and culture to the travellers, and how to take care of the animals and plants in my small farm. I can offer them jeep tour and night in my traditional camp. If they wish to learn how to cook the traditional meals, or begin to learn arabic or practice it, it's the best way to live with local people.

  • Help

    Help

    *Urgently looking for a photographer or filmmaker to create quality content for our website*

    During the tourism season we host climbers and tourists in our house and also cook for them. We'd like volunteers interested in learning more about the bedouin culture, that can stay preferably a week or longer to help teach English to our 5 children (3 boys, 2 girls) aged 2, 5, 9, 12 and 14 years old. We'd also like you to help with cleaning and cooking for the family and guests. We have a private room for the volunteers. We offer the opportunity of sleeping in the desert and seeing some of the tourist attractions on your visit.

    I am looking for volunteers to help me with my website, people who are good with computers and know how to build or edit websites and can do online marketing for our tourist company.
    Besides that I could use help with a little bit of everything - from replying to emails to desert tours, update social media accounts and booking, as well as help around my camp deep in the desert.
    I also enjoy learning English and would be happy to help in teaching volunteers Arabic and other aspects of Bedouin life.

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room near the family house with mattresses on the floor (bedouin style). Shower and toilet detached from the house.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours / week

Playing with our children
Helping to clean the new house
Updating the photos of our website
Learning how to make bedouin bread
Me, Ali Hamad
My children outside our house.
Our desert camp.
Family's camels.
Wadi Rum Desert

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