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What is a nomadic family?
September 24, 2011 2:27AM
a nomadic family is a family that travels the world for long time and make it a way of living. There are few families like that such as the Klaf Family from Israel. http://www.thenomadicfamily.com
A modern nomadic family is a family who decides to make up their own rules in the game of life. A modern nomadic family has the courage (some say "insanity") to leave all they know, and explore the unknown. Nomadic families life out their dreams. A nomadic family has the blessed time for real family bonding, self-reflection, exploration, and whatever it is that is most dear to them.
Most nomadic families either work as they travel, sell everything they own and "retire" early, or just happen to be lucky enough to have the dough. Nomadic families may travel by boat, RV, on foot, on bike, or any other creative combination imaginable. The Klaf did not sell their belongings. They have a home and car waiting for them in Israel whenever they decide that they've been nomadic for long enough.
Like every other nomadic family, they have their own very personal vision of how they want nomadic family to taste like. In addition to exploring and breathing in new worlds; they settle down in this and that small village for about two months at a time. They "work" in whatever they can; and get whatever others can give them in exchange: free room and board, food, a taste of life with the locals, friendship. In the rural La Lucha de la Tigra, Costa Rica, they taught in the local school; The local school let their kids attend for free, and fed they Klaf family a hot lunch daily. Gabi, the wife, taught a"Clean Your Soul" class to the locals; in return, the local brought fruits and veggies from their lands as gratitude.
For us, being a nomadic family is all about no longer living the hectic, modern daily lives they were used to. It's about slowing down and investing in what is most precious to the family: regaining their health, educating their kids (and themselves) in things they never had the time for, seeing the world and meeting its lovely citizens, volunteering, and figuring out how to share their expertise as a form of continual income online.
Also, they are people who live in Mongolian countryside breeding so called "five star animals", which are sheep, goat, cow, horse and camel.