Help us to build a flood water, bio dynamic organic orchard in the Negev desert. Israel.



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    Help needed in building a flood water, bio dynamic organic orchard , a Family farm in the Negev desert. We use techniques that has been developed 2,000 years ago by the Nabateans, and with our help it comes to life again! Accommodation in unique restored train cabins. In the place there are goats, chickens, vegetable garden and home schooling. We'd love to have you stay with us, and enjoy the desert experience

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects

  • 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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    In general, volunteers work about seven hours a day, with a shortened work day on Friday and a day off on Saturday. The type of work varies with the season, but common activities include planting trees, laying down fertilizer/compost, weeding, constructing stone terraces, or constructing channels that help bring rain-waters into the valley.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a special cabin just for our volunteers, also made from a converted train car. The cabin can comfortably hold up to three volunteers and includes a bathroom with shower and a kitchenette with refrigerator. There is a beautiful view of the sunrise from the volunteer cabin's door.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm cultivates a wide array of fruit trees, including apple, apricot, avocado, guava, lemon, nectarine, olive, orange, pomelo, peach, and pomegranate.

    We model our agricultural techniques on those of the ancient Nabateans. Like them, we built and planted our orchards on stone terraces in the valley in order to capture water during the seasonal flash floods. Around the house we also have a large vegetable garden, goats for cheese, and chickens for eggs.

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    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

Host ref number: 931614945244