Come help us build a home together, Har Amasa, Israel

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  • Last activity: 23 Apr 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Hi everyone! We are Jonathan and Stefanie, an Israeli-Swiss Family with 3 boys aged 7,3 and 1.
    After traveling (and volunteering at times) and moving from place to place it apears we are finally setteling down and fulfilling a dream of building our own house which we are realizing is quite a project :)
    We live in Har Amasa, a small remote communal village located in the Yatir forest 20 minutes from the city of Arad and 40 minutes from the Dead sea.
    Whoever wants to get some experience in building a house together with us or just help around the house and play with the kids will enjoy the peacful and cool suroundings with the opportunity to hike, bicycle or just relax and be a part of our family.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers can benefit in gaining some experience in house building, hiking and exploring the area, being a part of our family and enjoying the cool weather as our village is in a relativley high altitude.
    We also run a small Non Profit Israeli-Palestenian cooperation between Palestenian and Israeli Women of producing natural soaps from localy sourced products so we can possibly visit these people together which is a special experience.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    As we are not experienced house builders, we are trying to build as simple as possible while meeting building code requirments so the house we are building is made out of light and relativey "green" materials.
    No prior experience is needed because we are hiring local builders for the more complacted work.
    We are also open for other help around the house like gardening, playing with the kids, etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We love languages. We'll be happy to exchange languages while working together.

  • Accommodation


    We live on the building site in a small unit of the house which we finished renovating so conditions are quite basic but fun :)
    We can offer a simple room or we can provide a tent between the trees.

    Workawayers will eat together with us and so all meals will be provided by us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    you can reach our village by bus that runs a few times a day from Beer Sheva or we can pick you up from a close by junction.
    The Village is 40 minutes from the dead sea which can be a fun opportunity going to.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Can park on the street in front of the house

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Youre welcome to bring any pet

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 4-5 days a week

Host ref number: 262823662242

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