Social project of hosting hikers that are walking/cycling the "Israel National Trail" for free, located in the Negev Desert, Israel
We are looking for a nice, responsible volunteer that will stay with us for at least 1 month. He will get paradise to his hands and will be able to help many hikers and cycles and make many many people happy :)
We are the Linzenberg's family which are truly desert loving family. We live in a beautiful surrounding: land scape of cllifs, wadis and pure amazing dessert. We own a land close to our village, where we built a resort with suits that host people from the whole world. We decided that it is our turn to help the society and the way we chose to do so is building shelter for the desert nature lovers.
In winter 2017, together with volunteers from all over the world, we built a beautiful impressive cabin. The cabin accomodates hikers/cyclers of the 'Israeli National Trail' for free.
The shelter was built with a lot of love. It is a special project, Very unique, the very first cabin in Israel that was built by community of volunteers and donors for the community of desert loving.
Now there is a need for volunteer such as you to:
1. Run the lodge- host the hikers, maintain and improve the cabin in whatever comes to your mind and agreed by us. (30% workload)
2. The resort- day to day work which is needed in that time of the year. mainly helping in kitchen, room cleaning and building projects. (70% workload)
It is a perfect opportunity for foreigners to meet the most quality happy people of the Israeli society - The young people that are traveling the Israeli National Trail (Shvilistim). Not only to meet, you will be in charge of hosting them, guide them how to use the cabin, you may choose to sit and cook with them and we have no doubts that who ever volunteer here will get plenty of new friends!
We would like to give volunteers the freedom to become part of our family. To feel free to use all our belongings: bikes, tools, cars and kitcheen. We believe that this is the right way to do it;')
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
We live in Zuqim which is a small village in the middle of the Arava desert. It is far away from any city, exactly the perfect place to disconnect from civilization and connect to yourself. In two minutes walking away from the resort, you will be surrounded by beautiful nature. You would be free to enjoy the quietness, plants, animals, sunsets, sunrises, and the powerful experience that only the dessert can offer, and this is the reason we love it so much (a great off-grid experience). We have bicycles, nature water pools, walking trails, sports courts and a lot of activities you can enjoy here.
Its important for us to say that the difference between us and other workaway host's is that we consider ourselves also as volunteers. The project dedicated for the society of the hikers in the dessert not for our own wealth. We are helping together.
The type of accommodation (depend on you):
- You can sleep in the Hikers Lodge with the hikers that you host.
- You can sleep in your tent.
There will be kitchen, shower, toilet, laundry machine and WIFI - everything volunteer needs.
We provide basic groceries for you to cook along with meals that we cook together.
For volunteers own health, we want to make sure that you have a traveling insurance in your home country. so we will be capable to help you if something (unfortenatly) goes wrong during your stay here.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week