Building earth houses

23 Mar 2012

Building houses from earth in Morocco is like making sand castles but with fully grown children in the sand pit!

Building earth houses in Morocco by Max Lawrence Lawrence of Morocco

Here are a selection of photos of the building of Chez Max.  The house is located in the stunning village of Tagadert, 24 km from Marrakech on the Amizmiz road.  The houses are constructed of earth bricks ("tub" in Arabic).

 

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We had a wonderful trip thank you, thoroughly enjoyed it!  both hotels were lovely, the gardens at each were fabulous, the staff helpful and friendly and each pick-up with our drivers was very efficient, it all felt totally stress free.  I asked my husband about any negative points as I couldn't actually think of any, and ...

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Freelance travel writer, Susannah Osborne, travelled to Marrakech with Lawrence of Morocco in September 2012, writing for the Financial Times.

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Max Lawrence - MD Lawrence of Morocco

When travelling around Morocco it is not (contrary to common belief) necessary for women to ‘cover up’ out of respect for local modesty traditions. Morocco is a very mixed society with Moroccans who dress as westerners and more traditional families dressing in a more traditional way.

The only areas of the country where it is advisable for women to cover up their legs and shoulders would be in some parts of the High Atlas Mountains (very remote areas) where the locals are rarely visited by foreigners. It is highly unlikely that you will be visiting these areas on any holiday arranged by Lawrence of Morocco.

Max Lawrence, Owner

First travelled to Morocco in 1986. Lived and worked in Marrakech for 12 years.