We have openings for two people to come plug into our Eco-Village project beginning early 2024 (could be a couple or not, families or singles).
The Bezaleel Israel Eco-Village is a 20-acre sanctuary seeking devotees, not in any religious sense, although it is often a spiritual quest that drives someone to embrace permaculture. We are looking for people who are devoted to creating rural self-sufficiency for themselves through permaculture in community. We offer an environment free of rent or mortgage and ask only for active mindful participation.
We seek a farmer and a builder to each contribute about 20 hours a week. Please note: This is not an employment opportunity. It is a lifestyle choice. Folks here are self-employed.
We seek a farmer/herbalist/horticulturalist/propagator/permaculture practitioner, or a wannabe, who loves experiencing soil, plants and sharing the surplus and who can commit to put in the time and intention required. You would join the two farmers already here to collectively tend the gardens, pastures, food forest, livestock and seed bank and share equitably in the fruits of that labor in the form of food, money and the incalculable value that comes from living the life.
We seek a builder who’s into permaculture whose primary role would be contributing to building and maintaining the Eco-Village and farm infrastructure including structures, machinery, equipment, irrigation and energy production facilities. You would work closely with Bezaleel Israel who terraformed and outfitted the land over a thirty-year period.
Farming and infrastructure activities would be done in accordance with permaculture ethics and principles and will contribute to the assembly and implementation of the Eco-Village’s permaculture design.
After a successful 60-day trial period you would become an apprentice Village member until the end of the year, renewable, with permanent residency potential.
Please see our website, bzfarm.org, for more details.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 2
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
Applying for an apprenticeship at the BZ Farm is a two step process.
First there is a two-question pre-application. From those applications we will choose folks to answer a few more questions, get references and do a phone or Zoom interview.
If we accept your application as an apprentice candidate, we will welcome you to join us on the farm.
You can join us as a volunteer and come to work as your schedule allows (providing your own shelter if you plan on staying overnight) or you can join us as a prospective apprentice/Collective member.
If you're interested in the apprenticeship, then after a successful 60-day trial, you will become a Level 1 Apprentice and a voting member of the Village Collective until the end of the calendar year.
Go here for the application form: