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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La Pause, Agafay, Marrakech, Morocco

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EasyJet was a new experience for me (as Denise knows). I did not have very high hopes, which was the right approach since the flights were delayed out and inbound.

We did not particularly take to our cynical and plump little guide to Historical Marrakesh – clearly in ...

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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.

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