The abandoned Berber village of Douiret, which has been cut out of the hillside, was once a caravan relay post between Ghabès and Ghadamis. Almost invisible from the ground below the village of Douiret merges into the landscape for hundreds of metres along the mountain. The most impressive buildings of Douiret are since long abandoned. They can rise 3 to 4 storeys high. Some rooms have decorative paintwork and carvings on the roof. Around 1850 about 3,500 people lived there. Today, only 5 families, with 20-30 members keep up the tradition. The main income of Douiret come from olives, and the oil is pressed here by camel-powered constructions.