Experience our family lifestyle, up the mountains in a small community village overlooking the hills of Jerusalem

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Israel

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  • Description

    Description

    This place started from one man vision - “To create a safe place where people will be able to express their gifts and to shine”. we believe and encourage the hidden potential in every human being that comes across our path.
    Our home is located in front of an amazing valley (30 min from Jerusalem by car or bus). My wife, four kids, and I have been travelling in southeast Asia for the past year, exploring the cultural , food and different ways of life. Now we are back in our beloved home to continue creating and developing our megical place.
    we are trying to bring to life our dreams, and to create a place to people who wants to express and celebratting life.
    so if you are an artist in soul : singer, dancer, sculpture, painter, mud builder gardener .... we are here waitting for you.

    We aim to maintain a sustainable style of living. We have a large organic garden that provides food for us, and the unique farm to table small family restaurant and and a stage for artist, that we run at of our garden on weekends. There, we serve delicious smoked meats, handcrafted beer and cider made by locals, and salads picked fresh from the garden.
    In the garden, we grow edible flowers, herbs for salads or tea, vegetables and fruit. We are constantly trying to improve the soil and compost system to create a garden that flourishes year round.

    We expect our volunteers to assist in tending to our garden. Volunteers will also assist in buying goods for the house. We obtain these goods almost solely from nearby vendors, so you will have the opportunity to meet interesting locals. Volunteers are also expected to help with general maintenance, which includes cleaning, painting, and whatever needed to maintain our beutifull respecting place.

    On your free time, you can hike trails within and just outside of Moshav Matta. You can visit the cold spring nearby. Trips to the beach and Jerusalem can be arranged by car, but there are also buses that run out of the moshav.

    The ideal volunteer will be passionate about life/people/food and interested in learning about our cultural way of life and sharing ideas.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We buy goods for our restaurant almost solely from local vendors, many in the nearby Palestinian village. You will have the opportunity to meet and experience the hospitality of interesting locals and family friends, Palestinians and Israelis alike.
    Volunteers will get to learn how to cook traditional Middle Eastern dishes, go swimming in our spring, practice yoga, visit the nearby Yahad Meditation Center, hike, take trips to Jerusalem, and engage with locals.
    Volunteers will live with us as part of the house and experience an Israeli lifestyle.

  • Help

    Help

    there is a wide scope for improvements and projects, so whatever your skills are you can find a way to put them to use.

    ~~ Free time ~~
    We suppose you come here to travel and explore Israel. We want You to achieve those goals of yours. you will have two free days in every week and your free time in every day, to choose how you want to spend your time, we will be very happy to help you plan a trip or even go together!

    ~~ Food ~~
    We must eat don't we? There will be a place with ingredients and food supply for you in the kitchen . Sometimes we will be able to enjoy eating together . Some of the time you will need to be independent.

    ~Rules and guidelines ~ In order to maintain stability, there will be guidelines Please respect them, they were created in order to give you and all the people a better experience.
    On Saturdays and only for part of the months of the year, a small business of hospitality and home-based catering takes place in our yard. We employ a permanent Israeli staff to handle the business, and every volunteer we host is briefed upon his arrival, that working in the business is not part of his obligations towards us.

    If a volunteer expresses his interest to work in the business he will need a valid visa, work permit, and appropriate insurance. He will be paid a monetary reward if we would need his services in the business at the time.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Hebrew

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    a private room :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The moshav (agricultural community) where we live is home to many alternative ways of living. You can meet musicians, yoga teachers, artists, living in everything from domes to Mongolian yurts.
    The mountains around us are rich with Byzantine archaeology, beautiful mosaics, and wildlife.
    There are buses that go from the moshav to Jerusalem, or you can hitch hike. People are friendly and will be happy to take someone with them for the small talk and company.

  • 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

volunteers gathering in our place
our family
Bethany from Uk on a restaurant day :)
David from Portland who's also the one taking some of this beautiful pics
the nature around
Marisa, a volunteers from Portland (PB David a volunteer from Portland as well :)
lovely joey from California
Malu (London) doing yoga with Pocho

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