aitisfoul kasbah

Aitisfoul is a state of mind.

Where beauty is accessible through just showing up. By connecting to the Sahara by learning to feel the immaterial, see the invisible, hear the inaudible…

Ait isfoul is a Kasbah of Tabout Architecture (rammed clay) with local berber influences and weather-worn imperfections. Wabi-Wabi by nature it blends in with the local desert village environment, and the simple elegance of the Sahara, with all it’s stunning golden hues.

12 room guestrooms, communal spaces, including dining room, lounge, salon, pool area and yoga pavilion, designed to bring guests together, while cozy nooks, found inside and out for those looking for simple solitude. 

The art of imperfect beauty is accepting the natural cycle of time and decay. Using local authentic materials and surfaces, we’ve captured both the history of the area and blended it with modern day simplicity”

Ait isfoul brings the past and present alive with authentic details, timeless simple design and local simple modern seasonal food.

the simple way, the desert way. 


Founded by Mohamed Yassine

Ait isfoul has been lovingly restored by owner Kamal Yassine, Mohamed’s grandson and partner, artist Michelle Fletcher.

In restoring it’s original beauty and charm, this small Kasbah, nestled in a Date Palm Grove, shares it’s richly layered berber culture, traditions, its own unique flavours of Sahara and the simplicity of local desert life.

Jointly and in collaboration with local artisans and craftsman, we have used traditional techniques and reclaimed materials whenever possible. 

Kasbah Ait isfoul has soul, and is in the heart of a local berber village and filled with history and berber character.

We offer you a authentic and simple experience, with many details and comforts for you to enjoy the local desert way of life

Photos credits: simone antonelli + friends


Please come stay with us or join us at an event, retreat or let us curate a handmade experience for you.

A program of collective retreats and rituals—from desert life, art, photography and slow-food workshops to yoga, sunset experiences, meditation, and music  — 

Ait isfoul supports an environment of collaborative togetherness.