Just Added!

For those of you who just can’t breakaway and join us on the mountain this year, we have added an online writing retreat where you will access exclusive exercises, prompts, goals, inspiration, challenges and feedback on your writing project(s) but for up to the entire month rather than just a few days! Register HERE

Writers Retreat Andalusia, February 2018

Retreating away from our daily tasks to write, just write, sounds like a dream doesn’t it? It has been a dream for us for too long, so we’ve decided to make it a reality and to bring you along with us!

For the entire month of February 2018 join us for a few or as many days as you like to focus exclusively on your writing among a group of Muslimah writers, including The Big Reconnect Sleepover co-hosts, Brooke and Khalida. This writing retreat will be held at the serene Halima Centre in the lush hills of Andalusia, Spain. Write in your room, next to the fireplace, on one of the patios or at the foot of a giant wind turbine – just come and write!


This will be a no frills (aside from the luxuriously natural settings) writers’ retreat, all meals are included as well as opportunities for writing prompts and critiques, otherwise we are aiming to keep it as affordable as possible. While staying at the centre you may also want to explore Granada and Alhambra, which are about one hour from the house and we can help arrange transport.

Breakfast will be self-serve. Simple, healthy lunches and dinners will be prepared by Brooke with or without volunteer writer assistance, meals are also available in the local town or while out and about in Granada and Alhambra. You are welcome to bring your own specialty foods. *If we have six or more writers on hand at any time a cook will prepare lunch and dinner.

Rooms will most likely be single accommodation, but may double up. If you must a have single room please contact us with your desired dates so that we can check availability. Bathrooms are shared. *The tent shown below will be available for a private writing space or can be slept in if you don’t mind chilly nights.

The house is fully solar powered, therefore attendees are asked to maintain low usage during the nights.

Fly into Malaga (Approximately 1.5 hours) or Granada (Approximately 50 mins drive) and we will help arrange your transport to the retreat centre (not included in cost of your stay) or you may hire a car.

Selecting length of your stay

  1. After you have decided how many nights you can stay, choose that option of nights on the Paypal buttons below, such as 3 nights, 7 nights, 11 nights, etc.
  2. If you know exactly which dates you are staying please leave them in the Paypal comment box at checkout. Otherwise you can let us know closer to February.

We have set the fees as low as possible, offering even lower fees for the more nights you stay. If you would like to stay longer than 22 nights (the limit on the Paypal button) please contact us directly at info@thebigreconnectsleepover.com for an invoice.

1-5 Nights for $60 per night

Stay any 1-5 nights during the entire month of February and write your heart away!
  • Choose 1 to 5 Nights for $60 per night

6-12 Nights for $48 per night

Stay any 6-12 nights during the entire month of February and get some serious writing done!
  • Choose 6 to 12 Nights for $48 per night

13-22 Nights for $38 per night

Stay any 13-22 nights during the entire month of February and create a masterpiece!
  • *Our Paypal button only goes up to 22 days, please email us for an invoice if you would like to stay longer than 3 weeks, thanks!
  • Choose 13 to 28 Nights for $38 per night

Interior images courtesy of Yasmin Watson and Halima Retreat Centre

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