So, we liked the Hamman at Hafida’s house so much, we asked her husband, Abdel, to come and build on for us at home. He said something along the lines of:
“I will build you the best hamman I have ever built!”
Which was nice.
So here he is measuring out the plot:
The next day, he’d split hundreds of bamboo trees and created the main chamber:
Here they are laying the floor plan:
and here’s Abdel and Abdul laying the foundations…
and Joe and Abdel inside. It’s quite roomy!
One thing you learn about living in Morocco is Morocco-time. It’s not the same as UK time.
Want to meet at 4pm? Call it 6pm.
A hamman built in your garden in 7 days? Read 3 weeks.
It’s just different here. People live in the present moment and time doesn’t really mean anything. It would drive most people I know nuts, but we’re kind of getting used to it.