2018- Marsa Alam Desert Retreat is being built
Our Spiritual Healing Retreat is finally being built in Marsa Alam, Egypt. After living on tenterhooks for the past 3 years at last we’ve acquired our dream site in November 2017.
We are proud to share with you the pictures of Marsa Alam Desert Retreat building progress so far.
We laid the ground in December but started building on 3rd January 2018.
Below are a few pictures of the site before we began work. It’s a lovely picturesque site with great views of the desert and the sea in the distance.
A vast space making it the perfect location for our desert retreat.
Phase 1 includes building brick service buildings. Earthbag buildings will subsequently be completed in phase 2. So more about that in our next post.
The 3 building phases:
- Reception, Restaurant, Beauty & Massage Pavilions, Salt rooms and Therapeutic Baths
- Healing Centre, Guest chalets, Oriental Tent and Shops
- Stables, Farm Buildings, Camel Park and Bedouin Tents
This is an Eco-friendly project, using local labour and local sustainable resources.
Hence, our desert retreat is the first Eco Spiritual Healing Retreat in Marsa Alam and even in Egypt!
Everyone here is super excited about the project, and especially about the new building techniques that we’ve introduced to the area.
So take a look at pictures of our progress so far
You can clearly see this place is amazing but quite honestly pictures don’t do it justice!
We’re employing local builders and labour to contribute to the local economy and to make this a real eco-build project.
All helping to manifest my dream in the desert. So I am eternally grateful to all involved with this project.
Marsa Alam Trivia
According to historians Marsa Alam had the first ever Emerald Mines in the world. Consequently, for some time it was the only source of Emeralds for the Ancient Romans.
You can still see ruins of an early Roman settlement, including these ancient mines, are located in, Wadi Gemel National Park South of Marsa Alam. Trips to the park leave daily
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