Help us building and recovering our old family house in Morocco!

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The Exchange

We will make new mud bricks every day. These mud bricks are made of sand, water, hay, and stones. After we make the mud bricks, we let them dry for some days in the sun. With these bricks, we will start building the new living room and the new kitchen. We will also need to start digging the well for water. We need to plant more palm trees and grow grass and wheat for the animals like sheep and the donkey. We also want to grow our bio vegetables.


Title

2 hours of help per day

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens


What you get

1 day off per week

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Team Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other people.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.


Requirements

Beginner English or Fluent Arabic

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs


What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa


Program Details

Every day we will do different work, sometimes in the gardens planting plants, sometimes rebuilding, working on the electricity, taking care of the donkey, cooking or making the mud bricks. You can choose the work what you would like to do, and everyone does what he can or wishes to do. Please don't worry about the need of any special skills. We will be happy to show you what to do and we will be thankful for any help you can do.

In our gardens we grow wheat, gras and salad at this moment. Our wish is to grow all kinds of organic vegetables and fruits in the gardens that belong to our piece of land. With the drought here in the south, water is a big difficulty, but we are trying our best to find solutions and all your ideas about growing food are of course very welcome :)


Activities & Shift

We will have meals three times a day, cooked by ourselves and everyone will get a chance to learn how to prepare the real Moroccan dish. In winter, sometimes we make a fire for cooking or we play music and sit around the fire to warm our selves.


Rules

The house is based in a calm area, and you will find yourself in a green oase consisting of date palmtrees and the gardens.
The place here can give you a good experience to get many ideas about the basic way of a nomadic life. For a moment you can discover and understand how technology can change your life and at the same time it is a good opportunity to enjoy some quietness and escape from the rush of modern life for a period. You will enjoy beautiful sunsets every evening and at night you will see the millions of stars in the sky.
We would love to meet people from different backgrounds and all kinds of cultures. By this way, we hope to exchange the cultures and different knowledges and ideas from all over the world. Since we have learned a lot from our parents and grandparents, it will be our pleasure to share with you in return this knowledge of our basic Bedouin life.