All the buildings at Sawadi have been designed and built in the traditional local Berber architecture. The houses are daubed with a coating of mud and straw and have narrow window frames. This local ancestral technique allows the interior of the house to remain cool in summer and warm in winter.
The ceilings have exposed eucalyptus or poplar beams with recessed coffers in plaited reeds of four or five layers deep.
Each detail has been carefully considered to ensure maximum comfort while preserving the local architecture authenticity. Each bedrooms have heating and running hot water.
We have made one significant concession to consumerism : we have set up some air conditioners that have mainly a backup function but also answer to commercial requirements. However, the building construction with its mud and straw daubing often makes air conditioning unnecessary. We live summer and winter in a traditionnal house without heater nor air conditionning.