Kibbutz Lotan Desert Inn

Welcome to Kibbutz Lotan Desert Inn located in the Negev desert. Far from the buzzing crowds of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Eilat, relax in a peaceful atmosphere with beautiful landscapes.

Ideal for families, backpackers and groups, there are plenty of exciting activities at Kibbutz Lotan to choose from.  Kibbutz Lotan's EcoTourism strives to provide a clean and healthy environment for people and the planet.

 

Guest House

We offer 24 rooms equipped with air conditioning, WIFI, a kitchenette with small refrigerator, microwave, kettle and coffee & tea.

Lotans famous ‘Tea House’ is situated in the ecological gardens of the Kibbutz.The building was created with ‘natural building methods’ and has an earth structure. Dishes served in the tea house use the seasonal organic produce grown in the garden. The Cafe serves vegetarian, vegan and dairy dishes.

The Eko-Kef

Our ‘Eco-Kef’ is a paradise in the heart of the desert. Kibbutz members with a passion for ecology transformed desert land into a green Eden. Through the principles of permaculture, organics, recycling and natural building the ‘Eco Kef’ showcases vegetable and fruit gardens, water filtration reed beds, compost toilets, ‘green buildings’ and our famous ‘Tea House’. The solar powered Tea House serves tasty meals from the gardens seasonal produce, as well as a range of beverages and desserts. You can enjoy a cappuccino under the shade of trees and admire the ‘Eco Kids Playground’ which uses recycled materials and old rubbish to create dragons, turtles, cars and games.

Ecological Playground In Kibbutz Lotan

The solar Tea House - offers visitors and guests a delightful menu designed from produce of our organic gardens. 

Organic Gardens - 
Built on top of barren desert landscape, the organic gardens have become a sanctuary for healthy and resilient soil. Throughout the year, our students grow annual and perennial produce.
 

Natural Building Workshop -  The Natural Building workshop provides opportunities to learn everything one would need to know to build with mud! Students and guests learn how to test soil for construction purposes, make mud bricks and plasters, and how to put it all together to make beautiful and natural structures.

Pool (in season)

The swimming pool is located amid lush green lawns with an amazing view of the Edom mountains. The pool offers shaded seating areas, large shaded toddler pool, hammocks and volleyball nets. Located beside the pool are bathroom, shower and changing room facilities. The pool is open during the summer and serves guests and kibbutz members.

Activities & Workshops

Would you like to experience workshops in ecology? We offer a wide range of experiences for all ages – children, families, groups and singles. Come and learn to make seed balls, create mud bricks, and learn permaculture methods, earth building techniques and so much more. You are also welcome to visit the ‘Bustan’ neighborhood, which serves as the ecological campus for our workshops and permaculture training. Students and volunteers live in the ‘Bustan’ in domes made of earth, pick vegetables for their salad from the garden, cook in solar ovens and use the leftover scraps to fill the compost. The ‘Bustan’, demonstrates how we can make less impact on the planet.

Activities & Workshops

Would you like to experience workshops in ecology? We offer a wide range of experiences for all ages – children, families, groups and singles. Come and learn to make seed balls, create mud bricks, and learn permaculture methods, earth building techniques and so much more. You are also welcome to visit the ‘Bustan’ neighborhood, which serves as the ecological campus for our workshops and permaculture training. Students and volunteers live in the ‘Bustan’ in domes made of earth, pick vegetables for their salad from the garden, cook in solar ovens and use the leftover scraps to fill the compost. The ‘Bustan’, demonstrates how we can make less impact on the planet.