Location: Marrakech, Morocco
An adventure searching for the perfect derelict Riad, through the constuction itself, to the end result (insha'Allah!)

Sunday, 24 October 2010

another riad, friends and even cheaper flights

Grrrrr, Ryanair announce 25% off flights if booked within the next 24hrs, just a week after I booked for January.  Oh, well the flights were only £14.99 each way and it has meant that our friends Sam ( and Laura have taken advantage of the offer to come with us, yeh!

Grant emailed details of the above riad, in Douar Graoua, this time titled and 130sqm plot size, four sided, with a wonderful 10/12m street facade.  It has a generous courtyard, but only one floor, so looks likely to be a demolish and rebuild job in order to create the necessary stability to add a first floor and terrace above.  However, for the price it is, that seems like a very attractive option.   The long street facade would give the option for external windows to open up the house (which is not all that common) and allow us to transform the riad into a more open, light property with external light sources.  The car access at the end of the derb is convenient, as can be seen in the last photo.  The house is well below the derb so you would rebuild the house above the derb, with higher rooms and two proper floors.  The level of the new terrace would then be above the neighbours.

Hoping its still available when we get there in December.  Only 6 weeks to go!

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