Recycle, Re-purpose, Reuse – Building Update

Recycle, Re-purpose, Reuse Recycle, re-purpose and reuse. These three R’s are core values of our sustainable, eco build.  Marsa Alam Desert Retreat, is committed to these principles. There’s so much waste generated everyday, some that we can see and a lot of less obvious hidden stuff. We’re all familiar with recycling but re-purposing and up-cycling…

Blogger Recognition Award!

The Blogger Recognition Award I am delighted to say that this blog has been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the wonderful Azratarnnum of Noshable.  Her blog has some of the most delicious recipes your likely to come across. I’m a bit biased because she has a lot of Indian dishes which I’m more than…

A Busy Building Week – Update

Building Update Continued Here’s a further update, building is moving at a very fast pace,  we aim to complete all the buildings by December. We’re making significant progress, with the test dome  completed minus a few minor details. Moreover,  we have started our first single dome chalet which is growing nicely. As well as another…

Roof Over Our Heads – Building Update

Roof Materials Are Here and  Ready For Mounting. We’re using logs and reeds for the roof. They’ll later be covered with earthen rendering. These natural materials, applied with traditional methods. Will keep the buildings cool in summer yet warm in winter. They were delivered several weeks ago. But the reeds needed time to dry out….

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

Our Sunday lunch visitors, the Hooded Crow or if you want to get technical Corvus cornix They really are quite beautiful and friendly. Some people find their crowing a bit too abrasive but it’s nice to hear them chattering – a nice soundtrack for the day. Oh and if you do come across these birds, it’s…