Adnan Cibari's Popcorn Minds House

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Build Project Description

The house is situated about 15 kms from the city of Tangier, about 10 mins by car from the airport. The land is about 3.5 hectares (35000m²) The plants that grow here are: Cistus, Cactus, Broom (shrub), Calluna and many Mimosa and Eucalyptus trees, We also have a bee colony that probably produces the best honey in Morocco; we just like to say that( we don't know really but it's amazing, I hope you get the chance to try it out) • Tangier has a mediterranean climate that is mild with dry, hot summers and moderate seasonality • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Tangier is close to the warm temperate dry forest biome. • The annual average temperature is 17.7 degrees Celsius (63.8 degrees Fahrenheit). • Total annual Precipitation averages 735.9 mm (29 in). • Annual sunshine averages 2974 hours. The community wants to be in a sustainable and self sufficient environment, we are planning to build a straw bale house with 3 or 4 bedrooms, the specifics of the house don't really matter as we will figure them out together with the people who will come to join us depending on their level of expertise. We would also like to implement some permaculture techniques on the land for food farming, we do compost our waste but we believe we can do much more. We have produced many herbs, fruits and veggies around the area, like potatoes, carrots, salads, tomatoes, ect... We have some olive and grape trees and we just planted some banana trees and they seem to grow pretty well. But we would like to organize it more and make it more self-sufficient. There is couple of streams that are pretty full in the winter but can get dry in the summer. The land has a lot of water underground, we have a well with an electric pump that pumps the water to the house. We would also like to make a sustainable water system but that can be done later. We are looking for permies to come join us in our adventure to design and build a straw bale permahouse and make the food farm with permaculture techniques, we look for people who like traveling and sharing new experiences. We offer you food, a bed and promise to show you around the exotic country of Morocco. Since we already have a house, which you can see in the picture, there is enough space for a lot of people last summer we had about 28 people sleeping in.

Structure of My Build Project

Individual Builder (ie: Personal Home or Structure)

Building Styles Integrated

Rammed Earth
Earthship/used tires
Straw Bale
Adobe/Mud Bricks

Sustainable Systems Integrated

Solar Power
Rain Water Collection
Wind Power
Composting Toilets

What to Expect about Food

We will provide the food

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Current Building Status

Planning and Preparation

Type of Build Project

New Structure

Projected Start and End Dates

14 May 2014 to 15 Jun 2014

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The Number of POOSHers Desired

6 POOSHers


Michael Beck's picture

Thanks a bunch for this project guys, it looks incredible!

Mahmoud Gouiza's picture

I would be very interested to be part of your group

leo bat's picture


i will be soon in tanger and i wonder if i can have a look at what you are doing.
i am interested in all the plantations you started
how to find your place?

Jorjina Jardin's picture

Hello I am interested in helping in any way,I have no experience but love to learn.Let m eknow & Enjoy***