Help with eco building and other projects on the edge of the Ramon Crater in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

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  • Description

    Description

    Located at the western rim of the Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert, just a short walk from the town center of Mitzpe Ramon, our guest house offers simple mud hut accommodations and breath-taking views to its guests and volunteers.
    Our desert eco lodge is one of the most important places in the area for desert tours, hiking, mountain biking and jeep safaris. As a volunteer, you are working in the daily life of the place and also helping with our eco building. Communal kitchen on premises. Volunteers are welcome to join the team on occasional expeditions.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Meeting Israelis and learning the culture of the desert life, learning of eco-mud building and a variety of hands-on work, and interacting with guests from all over the world.
    Learning to manage yourself and your free hours - building and creating.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, and friendly volunteers who are self-motivated and are willing to help independently and are good team players.
    Our ideal volunteer is a nature lover. One that would want to maintain a pristine natural environment by constantly picking up manmade litter in and around the Eco Lodge.

    In addition to the daily chores of cleaning and preparing the place for our guests, we host events sometimes so every day looks different!
    we also have many projects to work on and we could really use good helping hands.

    Projects we may need help with while you are here:
    - Mud eco building*️️️️️️️️️️
    - Repairs*️️️️️️️️️️
    - Gardening
    - Painting
    *️️️️️️️️️️ If you are experienced in either, we'd love to hear from you.

    Your hours may be spread throughout the day or bunched together according to the farm needs and arrangements.
    There is usually plenty of food from events and guests, along with this volunteers will recieve a weekly allowance.
    The volunteer/ staff area is new and is a work in progress (like the new vegetable garden), creative and loving hands can turn this place into an amazing home! Its all up to you :)

    We prefer if volunteers come for at least 2 weeks, but we are flexible - if you think you can help in an ever shorter time or want to make a different arrangement contact us and we will see if its beneficial for the farm.

    Honest work is always rewarded, if you do things with intent you are sure to enjoy your stay with us!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English. Hebrew. Arabic.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Simple mud encased rooms, seperate toilet and shower from the guests. (new)
    A fully equiped staff kitchen where the volunteers and staff can cook their meals and hang out.

    Ideas and work to make the volunteer area more homey are welcome, the potential is there!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our Eco Lodge, facing the magnificent Ramon Crater on one side, and the town of Mitzpe Ramon only five minutes walking behind us, enjoys the best of both worlds.

    There's a lot to do in and around Mitzpe Ramon, but hiking into the Ramon Crater is an experience that should not be missed.

    Expect the spectacular desert, mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets, clear night skies sprinkled with bright stars, and a lot more to explore.

    MItzpe Ramon is easily accessible by public transportation. It is a very convenient bus trip that is only two hours from the Red Sea of Eilat, and only two and a half hours from Tel Aviv. Volunteers can easily visit these beautiful tourist destinations on their days off.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week - weekly allowance

All the staff and the volunteers In Maya and Ziv's house, at great traditional Shabat meal
young ibex playing in the compound
Wild male Ibex gnawing at our olive trees
Michael the dog
Desert pools still full with rain water! great for swimming, rare and beautiful sight
Ziv and Maya
The amazing ramon crater
Sunrise view

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