Maison de l'Oasis


At the edge of the Sahara, near an old caravan town on the Timbuktu route, we spend our southernmost halt within the largest inhabited oasis in Morocco.


These explorer’s style, rammed earth houses take design cues from neighboring Mauritania yet incorporate every necessary luxury, from air-conditioning to the rain shower and clawed bathtub.


Lounge on cushioned daybeds shaded by dromedary-hair tent covers handmade for us by a local women’s cooperative. We greet the dusk with the scent of Moroccan bread baking in our traditional clay oven and serve dinner by crackling campfire.