About me! Lindsey, Founder of Assilah Eco Village
Why build a village?
I designed and had my house built by local, sometimes befuddled craftsmen with mud bricks, locally sourced wood, bamboo, and recycled materials I was hooked! Why not build a village I thought…. I was not sure why or what for at that stage, just excited to experiment with a new medium: mud and natural materials. I luckily have a design background and a lifelong love of architecture, textiles and interior design. I believe we can all build with a combination of instinct, simply learned skills, and enthusiasm!
Over the last five years I have enjoyed and benefited from the help of over 450 volunteers via Workaway from over 50 different countries. We have built a small village, had loads of fun, and learnt by doing together. Volunteers have proved to be the lifeblood of the Village, bringing energy, ideas, creativity and plain hard graft to create an amazingly beautiful space. Thanks to all!!
What is at the Village?
As I say I live life simply, appreciate what every day brings, look after my ever changing managery and host regular guests. I am open to day visits, short and long term stays as well organising activities/ excursions and bespoke holidays. In the future I would also like to host retreats, courses and events.
lifestyle and community living
I share the Village with three cats; Humphrey, Missy, and Lulu and my two hounds Lila and Booby as well as eight chucks and two noisy cockerels.
Over the past five years I have learnt so much by simplifying life, doing without, and learning by doing. I design and build houses, interiors and landscape, grow all manner of plants, and even do elementary plumbing to name but a few new skills. As well as learning a new skillset I have learnt to need and worry less, be still/do nothing, and be grateful. I feel blessed to live here and want to share it with you!