Marrakech is the perfect city for cosy & comfortable family holidays, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, a relaxed pace of life, a laid back art-de-vivre and legendary hospitality. Would you like to build a customized villa in Marrakech? Here are some tips to help you prepare for your arrival and your project.
Building a custom villa in Marrakech allows you to realise your dream project and to have a home that fits you and meets your expectations. But before you can enjoy it, patience is just as necessary as being present on site to monitor the progress of works.
Recently, large local and international building contractors have been offering a customized golf-side villa in Marrakech in a charming setting with winter views of the high snowy peaks of the Atlas. They offer complete, turnkey solution for a private villa and attaining land with your choice of layout, construction and finish. This also allows you to enjoy many additional services later, for example maintenance or security but condominium fees can be high in the short and long term.
Some investors prefer to build on an individual field several kilometres from the city to enjoy the countryside yet remain close to the centre of Marrakech. Plots are worth on average €100k which is quite expensive for Morocco but you get a better deal on the price of construction. Allow MAD3000/€250 to MAD5000/€450 for high-quality materials and competent contractors. At this price you can finally afford to build your customized villa in Marrakech!
Moving to a foreign country must be planned several months in advance or even a good year before and time must be taken to avoid mistakes and later regrets. To learn more about your future life in Morocco and Marrakech, there are many expatriate forums or groups who will be delighted to answer your questions and give you some great tips before your arrival.
All expatriates will agree, it is better to test the waters by renting a comfortable house for a few months rather than immediately start building. Spend time discovering Marrakech, its attractions, its lifestyle and its downsides before taking the plunge! Cost of life in the city has been on the rise, tuition costs still are, but the right alignment of the stars could lead to the rewards of a Marrakech lifestyle. Take your time to find out if you want to do it, and if you do, do it right.
We wish you all the best in your project!