Dar Soufian is a simple, authentic, old jewish house in the heart of Sefrou medina, suitable for solo artists, artist couples, small families or friends with an interest in taking time out for nurturing creativity. A stones throw from Fez, one of Morocco’s leading imperial cities, Sefrou is calmer and more viable for daily living and working, remaining in easy proximity to the big, medieval metropolis. Experience here a North Moroccan market town with its own unique cultural footprint, and a local people who are deeply connected to their rich and layered history, with many stories to share. Dar Soufian, is a traditional Moroccan house that provides an artist with all the needs of daily living including a fully working kitchen, bathroom ( Turkish toilet) lounge and office, a double bedroom and spectacular view form its rooftop, all nestled in the community life of small town Morocco. The fresh food market is a stones throw away as are an abundance of artisans and local amenities. The abode is a tall house, with incredible 360 degree views from the terrace and steep stairscases. While at the center of medina life, the house itself is a comfortable and welcome retreat, situated on a street of the medina only frequented by its inhabitants. Visiting artists comment that residing in Sefrou is a wise choice to be able to focus on work and community living whilst being able to easily visit Fez and make the most of its urban amenities whilst drawing inspiration from Fez history, monuments and crafts. At the same time, we aim to invite you to the core of Sefrouian culture, and to provide unique opportunities for learning, cross cultural exchange and personal discovery. Although off the beaten tourist tracks, you will find all you need here. Rabat and Marrakesh being two important Moroccan arts scenes, they are both accessible in half a day’s travel. As a resident of Dar Soufian you are (electronically) introduced to a national arts network. Through this initiative we are also more than happy to organize tours of the area, whether that be a softly guided walk in the surrounding countryside, or a more structured visit of local artisans, where you'll get to know Sefrou's vast and varied crafts practices, meet some of the neighborhoods many talented townsfolk, discover the rich heritage and hidden history. These lodgings are idea for an artist, writer, academic or researcher who wishes to live a daily life being able to focus on their work as well as have a good balance of a stimulating and re-energizing environment. Applicants are advised to be comfortable to live independently and be self-sufficient and socially self-reliant. If your work focuses on the Jewish heritage of Morocco, the crafts of the region or textiles then Dar Soufian and Sefrou will more than enchant you and feed your practice. We are also more than happy to assist with your arrival to Sefrou, whether you require a private taxi from Fes-Saïss Airport, or tips on how to navigate the public transport between Sefrou, Fez and the surrounding areas. We like to orientate guests so they are familiar with the surrounding amenities as well as rouse their curiosity. A *simple studio separate from the house, Moroccan Arabic classes and/or family cous cous lunches are also additional features on offer. *Request an Additional Features Price List.
- photo studio
- public transport