Dome-Chalets, Building Update!

Dome-Chalets Dome-chalets are springing up everywhere. We’ve made great progress with the building over this last month or so. We started building our first single Dome-chalet in August with a team of five men. Glamping out Our single dome-chalets can easily accommodate two people comfortably . So much so, that they take ‘glamping’ to new high. For…

Rumi, Poet, Mystic and Eco-Warrior?

Rumi the Sustainable building Poet Rumi a 13th Century Sufi poet has more than a tenuous link with the modern drive for Eco building and sustainable architecture. You may wonder, how a poet born in 1207 in Afghanistan and later residing in Persia managed to influence the natural building movement today? Well, it was through the…

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…

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….