Creative-Ecological Commuity Center at the Foothills of the Gilboa, Israel



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  • Description


    Once upon a time, in a quiet beautiful corner of a faraway kibbutz, there was a mini-zoo where the kids used to come and play with the tiger and the monkeys.

    When times have changed and the place was abandoned, Avner came and fell in love with the spot. He was a gifted sculptor and designer, with a passion for nature, arts and community life. Six years have passed since then. Buildings were renovated and new ones erected from recycled materials, gardens were planted and harvested, people came and went, parties began and ended, workshops were held, and the place was transformed into a vibrant and casual community space.

    A handful of people live here these days. We continue to build the place and tend to it, grow our own vegetables, bake our own bread, host a variety of workshops and events (circus, hand-crafts, arts, etc.) and stay in touch with the slow pace of the Yizre’el valley. The bees we nurture, the chickens running around, the dog and the cat, all keep us company.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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

    The farm is still in the stage of building up and developping. The volunteers will have the chance to be part of the process which is exciting and interesting.
    They could learn about permaculture.
    They could learn about growing worms and producing humus.
    Experience alternative way of living in israel.

  • Help


    We need help with a variety of light building projects, using different materials, some gardening, cleaning and maintanence, and maybe some other stuff.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Hebrew

  • Accommodation


    Various tents and huts are scattered around the farm and used as living spaces for residents, volunteers and guests. You can have your own private space, or sleep in the public spaces - indoors or outdoors - if you prefer. We share the kitchen, outdoor shower and compost toilets. Your food is on us, and we eat most of our meals together, mostly vegetarian.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are beautiful hiking trails in the area. The Gilboa mountain ridge is a special nature reserve. There are several natural springs in the region. A dip in the cool water of a spring is recomended at the end of a working day. A few minutes drive from the farm is Bet-Shean, with the impressive ruins of a big roman city.

    There is good public transportation, just a minute walk away.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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