Ein Tamar Entrepreneurs
A building for continued creativity
There is a need for an office building work area for entrepreneurs in various fields at Kikar Sdom. In the past few years, various entrepreneurs have contacted us regarding office space, including a marketing company, a resident who needed a workstation for his high-tech job, and a local graphic designer. We believe that the construction of a pleasant space for work and business meetings will foster new local ventures and attract the self-employed in various fields.
There is a community administrative building of about 80 sq. m., in old Ein Tamar. In the past, the building served the Moshav secretary and post office, and was abandoned following the move of the community to a new nearby location.
We wish to preserve the existing building and convert it into a space that encourages creativity and work. The general plan is to create four work stations in three separate spaces (for a total of twelve units), and to create a seating area furnished with TV screen, tables and chairs. This area will be multi-functional serving as a visitor waiting area, meeting room and/or break area. Toilets and kitchenette area is also planned in the building.
Moshav Ein Tamar was founded in 1983.A small group of adventurers came to the new settlement, which had no electricity, no arable land, and little infrastructure. These pioneers built, with their own hands, a family communal settlement on the Hawar Hills in Kikar Sdom – with the assistance of the Jewish Agency, the Jewish National Fund, the Ministry of Housing and Construction, the Tamar Regional Council, and others. Today you will find a family-communal settlement that is a credit to the State of Israel. We wish to tell the story of this unique settlement – a story of real pioneers who turned the wilderness into a place to live in, and how a small number of families turned into a family and a community.
The archives will feature pictures and objects from the past, a short video telling the story of the settlers, the history of the site since Biblical times, and more. Tourists and visitors can then embark on a walking tour of the community, reading stories posted on the first settlers’ houses.
This site will also be the starting point for hikes in the area and farming-settlement tours.
In addition, local agricultural produce and works by local artists will be sold on the site, as well as adding tourist attractions, the site will provide jobs for local residents.