We are a former actor and circus artist living in Ezuz: a very small village in the Negev desert nature reserve of Israel.
We have 5 children ages 16-14-11-9-and 5 speaking some English and French ( next to Hebrew) We run an ecological bed and breakfast and small restaurant.
At the moment we are organising workshops in Dance and voice training in the studio for performing arts
We like to cook (French and Middle east fusion ) and enjoy meals with our guests and our children.
No experience in performing arts needed, just good spirit.
Type of work
Help with Computers / internet,
Helping with Tourists,
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
Cooking / shopping,
We need help maintaining the center, the garden and the logistica.
Artwork is always welcome, we like to work with recycled materials: mosaica for example. If you can we would like aid with communication ( in all languages )and helping out with the guest houses , with the workshops and restaurant.
We like to cook good food and play music together . We work 5 days a week the weekends are off for travelling or you can stay with our family as well.
English, French, Dutch, Hebrew
room with bathroom
What else ...
Great possibilities for hiking, camel- and jeep trips, swimming in summertime. Work out on the trapeze.
the guest houses restaurant and studio
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bed and breakfast in a mudcabin in the Negevdesert, Israel
The family on holiday in France
volunteers were participating in the Flamenco workshop in april.
Detail of the bathroom of the desert guest house.
The restaurant during Pessach holidayrn
Children trapeze class for guests staying in the guest houses.
Jamsession during the workshop voice training at the studio.
volunteers opening the bar during weekends for guests.
Patio of one of the desert guest houses
mosaica doormat at the desert guest house
Mosiaca entrance made by a workaway volunteer.
Host ref number: 25625448324b
Feedback left about host
by Clot [12/05/2013]:
C'est endroit est magique, une bouffée de fraicheur en plein milieu du desert du Neguev !
Je considère la famille comme la mienne...ce sont vraiment des gens supers de qui on a beaucoup a apprendre.
je recommande vivement ! De plus ils vous donneront plusieurs jours de congés d'affilés qui vont permettront de visiter Israel. TOP !
by Charlotte [08/05/2013]:
I loved spending time with this international family in the beautiful Negev desert. The working agenda/time frame is not so clear most of the times but Pierre and Heli were always open for suggestions. If there is an event, it can get very busy but during the week it was more relaxed. Most of the times, work meant washing the dishes, doing the more
She is very talented girl in many ways not only musically. Amazingly help full: always sees what needs to be done, taking initiative and giving suggestions for improvement.. We miss you ...Good luck and all the best on your new adventures!
by Joanna [06/04/2012]:
Coming to Heli and Pierre's family was definitely an unforgettable experience! :) Although for some days the hours were a little long, we managed to have fun, and Pierre's cooking is simply the best! It was a great learning experience for us to help with Heli's B&B too, and we now know how to properly fold a towel ;) Pierre is a great teacher, and more
by Nike [11/08/2011]:
I consider them part of my extended family and love them dearly...
by host [09/05/2013]:
The sweetest companion for Simone. Nike gave us some treasures: painted our chairs into works of art. We will be lifetime friends: Hope to see you back again..
Jason stayed with us for 10 days, he is really gentle and kind with the children, cheerful with his music. Likes his independance.
by Kayle [03/01/2011]:
I really enjoyed volunteering here with a wonderful family. The work was light and mainly involved helping with the kids, cooking and helping around the house. The desert is an incredible place and I enjoyed the feel of our small village. I learnt so much during my stay and was very sad to leave. All the best, Rashika
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