Japanese TV programe introduced A Life of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Last edited on Sat, 15/08/2009 - 18:42

Japanese TV program "Sekai Bikkuri Ryoko-sha" (World Surprising Travel Agency) introduced a life of Ait-Ben-Haddou (on-aired on May 5, 2009). Yes, some families are still living there. On the program, Akane Ohsawa, Japanese Actress, had a experience of Ait-Ben-Haddou life.

She got across the river on a donkey, and arrived at Ait-Ben-Haddou. She needed a flashlight to see inside a house, because there is no electricity. Each room has a dent in the wall to place the lamp.

The cool breeze from the small window, it was a natural air conditioner, They said. But it might be the very cold in the winter.

Then she visited the family actually live in, to see life. Every morning they go to draw water. Recently, the new water outlet was build at 3 minutes walk from their house, before that they had to go 3Km away from home to draw water.

Since there is no electricity, they have a wash in a river.

Sometimes tourists come, they should let them show the house with a smile.

As an important duty of the people, they have to restore Ait-Ben-Haddou. Ait-Ben-Haddou is made of sun-dried bricks, they are needed to replace every five years. It is important to do in a traditional way. Sun-dried bricks have to be made of the soil around there.

They have other rule such as they must not an entrance because it is a fort.

Anyway, it seems that living in a Ait-Ben-Haddou is very difficult.