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Stay at Morocco’s Green Hostel For Free

One of the houses at Debli Club
One of the houses at Debli Club | © Djebli Club
The Djebli Club in Chefchaouen welcomes everyone with open arms. There’s just one rule to follow if you want to stay for free: you must lead workshops or help build the hostel itself.

To be able to stay at Djebli Club, you should know how to do at least one thing well. It could be teaching another language, cooking, recycling, or playing an instrument. You can even run theatre classes and other workshops for kids in order to raise environmental awareness.

The lush garden at Fivelements © Felicity Rainnie / Flickr

Located in a Northern Moroccan town that’s known to have rich lands for agriculture, Djebli Club has a unique atmosphere that gives its visitors a real sense of community. It was built with the help of visitors who used natural elements to construct the small houses, such as handmade bricks, rocks and straw, while the furniture is made of recycled materials. The town is totally independent, as they also grow their own fruit, vegetables and tend their own livestock.

One of the houses at Debli Club © Djebli Club

The project was created by Allae Hammioui, a young Moroccan who left everything behind to build this ecological hostel where people could be accommodated in exchange for their specialist knowledge. Hammioui’s main concern was that Djebli Club needed to be social, friendly and include sustainable development. With only 15,000 MAD (1,142.17£), he started building Djebli Club with the help of over 60 volunteers who came from all over the globe to help him make a difference in his home country.

Workers at Djebli Club © Djebli Club