Kibbutz Lotan is what they call a ecological Kibbutz. It is a cooperative Kibbutz situated in the Arava desert, about 30 minutes from Eilat resort city. I think it was started by some long haired hippies who wanted to get back to nature. They were very concerned about the environment, and recycling. This is actually the place where the environmental movement in Israel started.
So you can come down and take a tour of the place, and the nice people will show you around, and show you all the projects they are working on. The also have a school you can go to, I think it 4 or 6 wks long, where they teach you different ways to plant flowers, trees, herbs, etc. They raise chicken, and have perfected the building home with brick house. They have a compost toilet and demonstrate how it works. They play classical music in the bathroom!
For the people who come to study, they have little dome cabins they call home. It is such a cool little place. They have a place they call the tea room, where they cook and serve meals. We didn't eat with them, but whatever they were cooking smelt great.
If you are interested in getting back to nature, of interested in the environment, these is the place for you. Even if you are not interested in that stuff, it is still a neat place to check out.
We really enjoyed our visit because everybody was super nice and helpful. Check it out