Life Off the Grid: Meet Five Israeli Families That Moved to the Middle of Nowhere

They traded traffic jams and shopping malls to live in tiny communities in the wilderness. Dozens of families have fled to the most godforsaken corners of Israel – and don’t regret it for a minute

Gili Melnitcki
Gili Melnitcki
Gili Melnitcki
Gili Melnitcki

Far from civilization, almost off the edge of the map, dozens of families in Israel have opted to live on the border with Egypt or somewhere with a view of the wilderness of the Judean Desert. As far as they’re concerned, it’s better than living in a cramped apartment in the big city, where – God forbid – they might just happen to be forced into a conversation with a neighbor in the lobby.

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