Dar Emmima is an authentic old house located in a charming little town named Chebba on the Tunisian coast. The house is 3 km from one of the most beautiful beaches in the country and a peaceful coastal forest.

Dar Emmima, which, in Tunisian dialect, means "my grandmother's house", has been occupied since 2016 by a passionate young permaculturist who opens its doors from time to time to welcome visitors, travelers and trainees who are interested in the permacultural lifestyle and in postmodernity transition, and tries to offer them an integral experience rich in learning, discoveries and conviviality.


Free / Work-Trade

Productive stay

Nov 20 - Feb 28, 2019Minimum stay: 5 nightsMaximum capacity: 4 people
Food included
Volunteers are accomodated in double rooms. they have access to a commun shower and toilet.
We do not have hot shower yet, but we have a traditional hamam very near the house.
we make vegan food, unless we are fasting then we just give access to the kitchen with all needed ingrediants so volunteers can cook themselves.
This winter, we will have a lot of gardening work to reorganise the garden and prepare for spring. we expect the volunteers to work for up to 5 hours a day.

Inspiring stay

Available: Mar 01 - Sep 30, 2019Minimum stay: 2 nightsMaximum capacity: 6 people
Food included
Visitors can expect clean private twin bed rooms or double bed room with access to commun spaces (bathroom, kitchen, living room, library, garden...).

We provide high quality organic vegan food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

visitors have access to bicycles so they can explore the area, they can go to the beach, to the costal forest, or visit the olives trees fields...

We can add some other services not included in the price:

- Pick ups/drop ups from airport.

- Guided tour around the city/forest

- Boat trip to visit typical local tranditional fishing system (charfia)

- Permaculture, vegan cuisine and Qi Gong workshops.

- Trips to visit the desert, some old cities and other retreat centers around Tunisia.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

0.1 hectares

Languages spoken

  • tunisian arabic
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

People on site

1 - 6

Dry season

May to September

Wet season

November to February

Living Conditions.


  • shared rooms
  • hammocks
  • private room
  • tent camping

Vegan Food

  • communal kitchen access
  • communally cooked meals
  • over 80% locally sourced


  • fast: streaming video

Ongoing classes

  • permaculture
    1-2 times per week
  • chi gong/tai chi
  • nutrition/cooking

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