Welcome to Tagounite at the edge of kasbah help with building berber house and garden, Morocco




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    i am noureddine and iam the second brothers and we are berber familly we was a berber people who living in the desert and now we are living in the village because my brothers and sester want to get good edication for knowledge but for me i come back to the desert because its my peace world

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Elderly Companion
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    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am looking for volunteers who can help with general building, outdoors maintenance, gardening etc. No special skills needed. We will show you everything you need to know. Many different things to do -from taking care to the animals or plants to cooking and making sahara clean or building walls out of mud ...

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    Dear Workawayers my name is noureddine I've born in the sahara desert, after spending few years of my childhood in the desert with my family as nomads we moved to the town (tagounite) the last town before Sahara desert, we came for education (school), when you use to the silent and the peace on the natural place and calm and after you move the civilization specially school you will get crazy, then I decided to quite school and back to the kasbah with my cousins which was not easy for my family to accept XD so I moved back to tagounite and I sidled a small Riyad which is 12 km from the town on TAGOUNITE

    So, I'm here because I would like to have volunteers to help me to clean and build my Ryad with my cousin sofian ,as I will be glad to show you my life style as nomad and culture and if you have an experience with any natural constructions, making bricks, farming I will be happy to get any kind of help from you, because I believe this is the best site to receive people from around the world and get help and experiences from them.

    For the people who likes enjoy any kind of activity like desert tours with camels or the jeep we also organize them!

    So for any question please feel free to contact me!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    arab berber english faluent frensh

  • Accommodation


    tents , the housse bereber ,tents berber ,rooms or mud huts, we have matrass and you can also sleeping under the stars is possible too.

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    What else ...

    PS the work we are doing is not based only for men but for women too because our main goal is to share and show our culture and life style with everyone.
    tagounite lies at an altitude at the edge of the Sahara. tagounite can be reached atafter some km of the end of National Route 9 from Ouarzazate (212 km) via Zagora (approx. 64Km). Tgounite lies on the Wadi Draa, which rarely contains water.
    About the early history of the place is little is known because of the lack of written records. The spacious palm oases, however, make an early settlement support (about 3000 BC) likely. Due to the growth of the desert, the settlement is threatened since the 2nd half of the 20th century by siltation, and the population is declining steadily. Until the end of the 1980s a special permit was required to enter the area because it is close to the strategically important border with Algeria. Even today, many soldiers stationed in the area of tagounit.
    In addition tagounite was always a center for traveling nomads and caravans. Today the town is the starting point for tourist camel and 4x4 safaris into the desert and in it also there is alot of kasbah around the village.

    HOW TO GET TO MY VIllage tagounite

    - AIR: Nearest airport to tagounite is Ouarzazate or marrakesh (Royal Air Maroc)
    - BUS FROM Marrakech:
    Company CTM (direct runs Marrakech Tagounite)
    Departure from Marrakech at 11:00, arrival in tagounite 20:30

    it's possible to rent a car in Marrakech or Ouarzazate. Coming from Marrakech you need to follow the road to Ouarzazate, Zagora and then drive along the Draa Valley until Tagounite

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    • Limited internet access

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    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Maximum 15 hours a week (Food not provided)

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