Riad Dades

 
Riad Dades is an ancient fortress built at 18 century as a major tower to control the access to the Berber village Ait Ibrirne.  The restauration of the Kasbah was started at 2011 till the end of the year 2015. Our utmost aim is to make it an ideal place for the travellers who seek for the experience of the Berber traditions, the real Berberlife and discovering the architecture of the soil. At the surrounding of the riad you can walk in the verdant landscaping, where you can relax in your chaise enjoying the  nap under the sun or in thetrees shade. You will breathe easily in the pure,fresh sweet country air. Riad Dades is located at Dades valley that lies between the high atlas mountain and Jebal Saghro, which is the beginning of the Anti-Atlas range. Moreover  Riad Dades is only 4 hours away from Sahara desert. The inhabitants of the regionare the nomadic Berber tribes: ait sedrate tribe , ait hdidou tribe , ait mrghad tribe , ait atta tribe and imgoune tribe. Some families are still living in the Kasbahs, built in the vicinity of the gorge which were a place for the local leader to live and a defense when a village was under attack, but nowadays kasbahs are used to  look after the agriculture terraces.  The oder families  have new modern dewilling but keeping the style of berber architecture You can be sure of a warm welcome and a peaceful stay in this idyllic setting at the Dades valley. 
The berber methods used by the restoration   
The Pisé
The usual construction system is the pisé or rammed soil, which consists in piling the damp earth -without straw- in a wooden formwork and to ram it down to give it consistency. Once completed a bit of wall, formwork is removed immediately and sticks that supported it leave the pisé buildings characteristic holes, but they can also be clogged with soil.   
The adobes
The usual construction system is the pisé or rammed soil, which consists in piling the damp earth -without straw- in a wooden formwork and to ram it down to give it consistency. Once completed a bit of wall, formwork is removed immediately and sticks that supported it leave the pisé buildings characteristic holes, but they can also be clogged with soil.   
The coating
The walls and roofs are coated inside and outside with the same mixture of mud and straw, which we renouvlite each 6 years in the first case but should be renewed almost every year on the terraces   The ceilingsThe ceilings of riad dades are made with reeds on wooden beams of aspen tree, poplar . These reeds are substituted by bambou stems that can perform geometric designs. The whole set is covered with a soil layer of almost 25 centimeters.                                                            
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