Samar is a Kibbutz in the Arava valley in the far south of Israel. Located near Eilat, the Kibbutz was founded in 1976 by a group of young people who wanted to form a different kind of community, one that offered more independence and responsibility to its members. The name "Samar" represents the plant Juncus, in Hebrew. Samar is one of the few Kibbutzim that continues to maintain a lifestyle consistent with the original socialist ideals of the Kibbutz movement.
For more information, visit the Kibbutz website: http://www.kibbutz-samar.com

This collection was taken during a short visit in the daytime summer heat. Various industrial and other undertakings can be glimpsed, as well as the living environment and of course the mountains of Jordan dominating the eastern background.

Bicycle Pump Track 2

Bicycle Pump Track 2

Desert Adventure Welcome Sign

Desert Adventure Welcome Sign

Horse Enclosure at Kibbutz Samar - 1

Horse Enclosure at Kibbutz Samar - 1

Machinery of Kibbutz Samar with Horse Enclosure in Background - 2

Machinery of Kibbutz Samar with Horse Enclosure in Background - 2

Thin Shell Construction at Kibbutz Samar 2

Thin Shell Construction at Kibbutz Samar 2

Path to Houses at Samar 1

Path to Houses at Samar 1

Desert Courtyard 1

Desert Courtyard 1

Wood Burning Stove

Wood Burning Stove

Wood Working Area

Wood Working Area

Machinery Workshop Samar - 2

Machinery Workshop Samar - 2

Machinery Workshop Samar - 4

Machinery Workshop Samar - 4

Date Picking Platform 5

Date Picking Platform 5

Date Picking Platform Arms - 1

Date Picking Platform Arms - 1

Truck Mount for Date Picking Platform 1

Truck Mount for Date Picking Platform 1

Recreation Lounge 1

Recreation Lounge 1

Workshop, Hay Stacks and Jordanian Mountains in Background 4

Workshop, Hay Stacks and Jordanian Mountains in Background 4

Workshop, Hay Stacks and Jordanian Mountains in Background 5

Workshop, Hay Stacks and Jordanian Mountains in Background 5

Work Area, Hay Stacks and Jordanian Mountains in Background 3

Work Area, Hay Stacks and Jordanian Mountains in Background 3

Workshop, Hay Stacks and Jordanian Mountains in Background 7

Workshop, Hay Stacks and Jordanian Mountains in Background 7

Trees are Vital for Shade in the Desert 1

Trees are Vital for Shade in the Desert 1