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Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Africa, Morocco

My Moroccan Lifestyle

My Moroccan Lifestyle

When I received the word that I was wanted for the workaway in Morocco I was thrilled. I knew I would be working in a small boutique hotel. I’d checked out the website and knew I would be helping out in whatever way I could. What I didn’t realize was how LUXURIOUS my lifestyle would be. This is My Moroccan Lifestyle.

The hotel is situated 20 minutes outside Marrakech in a small village. The property is large and the landscaping is fantastic.

The place was designed by architect husband and was decorated by the designer wife. This place is a dream for them and a dream for me to have the chance to stay here (which I could not afford on my typical frugal backpacker budget!)

My job is the manage the garden staff. I spend a good portion of my days outside. When there are rows of white, red, and pink roses surrounding the 3 houses and olive trees scattered across the entire property, you can’t help but appreciate the beauty of this place.

As an animal lover I am proud to say I live with 3 peacocks. That is right – PEACOCKS! Like everybody, I know peacocks are majestic with their tail feathers of colourful eye-shaped patterns. What I have pleasantly learned here is that the peacock will lure me with his feathers between 9 and 10am. (He’s really trying to mate with the 2 peahens but I like to think its a special show for me!)


With temperatures reaching highs of 38, the pool is a wonderful respite, and after circling the property in a meditative stroll is a welcoming prospect.


The property also provides a stunning backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. On clear days these mountains are breath-taking and enhance my feelings that I’ve found a little piece of heaven.

Style, Design, Colour, and Beauty. This is My Moroccan Lifestyle.



  1. Just came across your blog and I LOVE this post – I’m undertaking a massive backpacking trip later this year through SE Asia and hoping to do some work exchange while I’m on the road, and this makes me crazy excited about that prospect!! 😉

    • I’m very glad I can help! I wish you the best on your journey and I would highly recommend for helping you find placements around the world! Let me know if you have any questions about south east asia as I’d be happy to help!

  2. Hi there, did you work at the hotel in exchange for accommodation or did they pay you as well to work there? so so jealous, looks amazing !


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