Relax and enjoy life in nature while helping us run a small and homey guest house in Ramat Hagolan, North Israel

  • Israel
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  • Last activity: 19 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    * We are looking for those who can stay for 4 weeks or more. If you stay more than 4 weeks you will get free stay in other hostels all around Israel :-)

    Shalom :-)

    After 6 years of being a busy hostel covid arrived and changed everything. In order to survive we had to make some changes and the result is a magnificent Guest House that is already open and running since March 2021 (no more dormitories, only private rooms).

    The Guest House includes 7 private rooms, a large communal kitchen, living space, Shared bathrooms, a yoga wooden dome and a dry sauna. Outside we have our own small park with hummocks and sitting areas and next to us there is a basketball court and outdoor "gym" :-)

    We are located in Odem forest national reserve, in the north of Ramat Hagolan, in a tiny village called Odem. This is a beautiful area and showcases nature at its best – Surrounded by Odem (oaks) forest with its many hiking trails and only a short drive from springs and streams, waterfalls, mountains, and many historical sites from all times.

    Around us in the north of the Golan there are few more villages - some Israelis - Kibbutz and Moshav (Hebrew names for different kinds of villages) and some are Druze (a unique religion – special people that we are very close to). All places around are relatively small but very modern and you will find life here peaceful and relaxing.

    We have space for up to 3 people and the Workawayers share a room together.

    Working hours are flexible. It can be daily shifts (up to 5 hours) or bigger projects when we work longer but have more days off.

    Daily help includes cleaning and making the beds, explaining the guests about the area, work in the garden and from time to time some building and art projects. Together we also create a good atmosphere in the guest house. We are not going to lie to you - a big part of the help is cleaning the hostel and keeping it clean but most people find it a place they like to keep clean.

    In return you will get to live in a beautiful place where people come for vacations, and the guest house will provide everything you need. A comfortable bed in the room, food supply (volunteers cook their own meals), the feeling of home, and a lot of free time and priceless tips to enjoy the area.

    Sometimes we take the car and go to a nearby river or waterfall to spend the day. The guest house takes care of all costs.

    As our volunteer you will be welcome to stay for free in other hostels all over Israel and use your days off to travel and see other parts of this small but diverse country.

    We love doing new projects and open to new ideas so if you want to be a part of something special in the beautiful Golan Heights of Israel then respond back to us and letting us know what magic you can bring.

    We are looking for those who can stay for at least 3 weeks.

    If you are looking for a place to party and put in minimal effort to get a bed, this is not the place for you. If you are looking to be part of a winning team that provides a great working atmosphere and lots of benefits, go find a job that promises all of this.

    But if you want to be a part of a family that believes we work hard so that we can play hard, then this might be a good place for you to check out. We could promise all these magical things to get you to come work here but in the end the magic is in you and the other helpers.

    We want you to be a part of the guest house. Someone who loves and cares about it the way we do. We want you to be excited to get the place ready to welcome new travelers but we also want you to be excited to meet the new travelers.

    *️️️️️️️️️ When writing to us please mention the dates you can stay. We get so many applications and try to stay organized :-)

    *️️️️️* "Host offers payment" - This refers only to helpers with a work visa. Please note that if you are interested in receiving payment, you are required by law to have a work visa.

    Public transportation in Israel is pretty good and getting here is very easy, "Ben Gurion" airport is the one you should look for.

    Wishing you all the best and more

    Liad & the family

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Golan is 1800 km² of nature... all kinds of nature. Dormant volcanoes, thick forests, springs, streams and waterfalls. Ancient sites, settlements and castles. Dozens of nature parks, and hundreds of marked and unmarked hiking trails. Around us in a walking distance are 4 Druze villages that will give you a glimpse into a secret world of special people and amazing food :-)

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Apart from our "formal" tasks of making the beds, cleaning, check in and out, we all have the time and freedom to do everything we like - cooking, gardening , handcrafting, or spending the day in nature, hiking, cycling or just relaxing. We all live at the guest house and take care of it together, we share and we care for each other, a place of trust.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The guest house is our home and we live there all together - helpers and guests.
    Helpers has their own caravan room just outside the guest house.
    Its a big and very fun house with everything you will need.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The amount of activities around the hostel are endless, hiking trails, waterfalls and pools, historic sites, wildlife and a lot more.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    With sitting areas inside and outside and strong Wifi this is an ideal location for digital nomads

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 198168762341

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