Come and share knowledge about culture and agriculture in Ramat Negev, Israel

  • Favourited 706 times
  • Last activity: 17 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    ***Work visa required***

    We have a vineyard that grows grapes for wine in the desert. We do not have a winery yet, but it is our dream to establish one on our land available. We grow our grapes in a biodynamic manner (not organic; a step above), meaning we don't spray our grapes, since we don't have disease and don't spray the weeds either. Our wine is completely natural, no sulfites or any other chemicals are added. We use the services of an established winery at present.

    Our first harvest was late summer 2016. We also grow herbs and produce essential oils from the herbs we grow.

    We are Hebrew / English speakers a little older in years (65+) but young at heart.

    We take Workawayers for a minimum of one week and typically up to a month. For Workawayers that are in possession of a valid work visa for Israel, we pay you for your hours worked.

    PLEASE NOTE: We prefer couples and Workawayers who travel together (at least 2) for company, since we don't live on the farm. It can be lonely in the evenings, also for our peace of mind. We would like you to do your travelling before or after your visit with us, since our work on the farm is seasonal and we invite helpers according to the needs of the farm.

    There are other workaway hosts in our area. The Workawayers get together often just to hang out and share experiences.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • 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

    We enjoy sharing about Israel: our culture, agriculture, archeology, history, cuisine, Jewish life and living. For those interested we can familiarize them with the Hebrew language as time allows.

  • 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


    We prune the vines around mid-January and pick the grapes around mid-July to mid-August. Rest of the year keeps us busy with farm maintenance - weeding and keeping the farm tidy. Essential oils are produced mainly in Spring and in the Fall.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have two double rooms each with own bathroom situated in the vineyard. The rooms are air-conditioned with hot and cold running water and Internet TV, There is a shared kitchen for the two rooms. We supply vegetarian food for self preparation in the kitchen.

    All private or other needs are for your own account.

    There is WiFi internet connection in the rooms.

    There is a washing machine for laundry and all work tools are supplied. Bring work clothes, closed work shoes, a hat and sunscreen, a water bottle (needs to hold at least 1 L).

    Due to some Workawayers leaving their rooms in a bad way we require an agreement beforehand that the room will be kept clean and returned in the manner it was received and without any damage to equipment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a train from Ben Gurion Airport to Beersheva, our nearest city. You need to change train at Hagana station (it is announced on the train); to get off the train at Beersheva main station (not Beersheva North).

    The # 140 bus from Be'er Sheva, platform # 21 comes to our area. Please be in touch with regards to arrival times as not all the buses come into our moshav and we have to meet you on one of the neighboring moshavim.

    In Israel there is no public transport on Friday afternoons and Saturday so it is best to plan your arrival at the farm on a Sunday or a Monday.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    maximum 5 hours / 5 days a week

Host ref number: 591316771124

Feedback (36)



These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (5.0)

Cultural exchange: (5.0)

Communication: (5.0)

Join our family, help with the kids and homestead while enjoying life in the heart of Israel, Udim
Come help us build a home together, Har Amasa, Israel