Where Caravanserai is located in a rural Arabic village, Tigmi is ensconsed within a Berber village (‘tigmi’ means ‘house’ in Berber) and is set even further out of the city (it’s a good 45-minute drive). The village in question, Tagadert, is set in the rolling foothills of the High Atlas Mountains and overlooks a verdant, picturesque valley, complete with river and hills. Tigmi was designed, built and owned until recently by Englishman Max Lawrence, and his distinctive touch is evident through subtle dreamtime architecture infused with an incredible sense of calm and rustic mystique. The entire reconstruction work was carried out using only local materials, with thousands of new bricks made from the sifted earth, mixed with straw and water, which was dug out of the ground to make the large pool. The eight suites are all showpieces in themselves, managing to combine the vividly exotic with an otherworldly charm. Most of them have separate bedrooms, sitting rooms and bathrooms, and most also have fireplaces for the winter evening chill. All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms with showers (no baths). Amenities include a secluded TV room, pool, a small gym, roof terraces with 360-degree views of the surrounding countryside, and cycles for local excursions.