We are a little family living just outside Essaouira. We have a lovely garden and roof terrace and enjoy spending time out doors.
My husband works in Casablanca during the week and I write for an online journal. Our little boy was born in March 2019 and loves playing with books, listening to music, and giggling.
We also have a Jack Russel terrier called Voltaire.
I am from the UK and my husband is Moroccan. We speak French at home but are trying to teach the baby English, French, and Arabic through exposure.
My in-laws live down the road and own a cafe which is lovely for breakfast or enjoying the gorgeous weather on the roof terrace.
We need help with babysitting, light housework, and perhaps some gardening.
Essaouira is a beautiful city and is fantastic for those who enjoy art, surfing or water sports, beach holidays, history, or an authentic Moroccan experience.
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
You can learn to cook Moroccan food, improve your French or Arabic, profit from being in the beautiful town of Essaouira.
You would not need to help on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
We need help watching the baby while I’m working, I would always be present and would help if he cried or there were a problem.
You’re help would just be playing with him and talking to him in English or French.
If the baby is asleep you could help with washing up, dusting, putting away his clothes (I do the laundry myself), or cleaning the surfaces in the kitchen.
Spare room in our home - private room with key. Shared bathroom and kitchen. Breakfast and dinner.
Essaouira is full of opportunities for water sports, horse riding, art, getting to know the locals, enjoying the weather.
Though we don't live in Essaouira itself, transport into town is very cheap and easy. You can catch a 4 dirham bus straight to Bab Doukala (medina) or take a taxi for 7 dirhams from just outside our house. Taxis from Bab Doukala are all headed for Ghazoua so it's also easy to get back.
The Supratour bus will take you to Marrakesh or Agadir and there are local buses which go into the blad (countryside), Sidi Kaouki, and Safi.
Since you would be staying in our home with our baby we expect you to respect our house rules and remember that it is our home, not a hostel.
We also ask volunteers to remember that we do not want our son’s name or pictures of his face to be published online.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4 days a week