Don’t take a look – take part in a rural life.
FarmGuests is designed for the enthгusiastic travelers who choose agritourism as an alternative to traditional rest.
Choose your path – rural entertainment, explore farmers life, excursions, farm shops, volunteering, or mix it into a solid travel.
This platform allows both sides – rural tourists and agribusiness owners – to find and to reach each other and to communicate on every stage. Farmers, ranchs and wineries owners could share their experience the rural entertainment, excursions, farm shops, volunteering, or trying to mix it into a solid offer.
We will show you farms, ranchs, wineries and eco-communities nearby. Visit unusual and exiting places, meet people who dedicated their live to the earth and explore the environment.
We categorize every rural tourism subdirection giving an opportunity for travelers interested in the new, a very “natural” experience, to find the best option where to go and what to do – alone, with a family or in the group of confederates you can live in authentic farming conditions, try the freshest fruits and farm products, learn how the huge plantations and small family homesteads work.
For someone who loves the nature and dedicates his life to the earth it is a chance to tell about the living world around and to meet people who would like to discover a new travel page and get acquainted with a world of eco-tourism.
Create exiting tourist routes, where big cities and artificially created tourist infrastructure are not the only one way but a part of a beautiful natural landscape.
Get a new experience and give an ability for farmers to tell about the living world around. Get acquainted people who love the nature with people who would like to discover a new travel page.
Make an environment-friendly society. FarmGuests travel experience will teach how and why to care about the environment.
Maxim Kushner, CEO
my name is Maxim and I am a CEO and co-founder of an agritourism project FarmGuests.
I am 31, 50% developer and 50% traveler visited about 30 countries. Travelling means freedom for me and it is exiting.
I’ve passed a long way working in different it-companies from the very starting positions till the management level, and finally found myself dreaming about compilation between my dreams, hobby and real life.
We are all seeking for a new experience, and once I understood that there is a big difference between just being a guest and and fitting in. A really good travel is not about viewing – it is more about feeling.
So now my job is to give an ability for people in love with new paths to find a place reflecting their sentiments, ideas and wishes and to feel not like an foreign there.
Just imagine that you wake up in the morning take your friends and go for lunch to the nearest village, than gather grapes with a small winery owner by the way listening about old planting traditions and in the evening meet a sunset in the hills during the horse ride.
I saw it by myself and I would like to share my experience for everyone..
Now me and my team are building a solution allowing both sides – rural tourists and farmers – to find and to reach each other.
It gives a great ability not only to look from the outside, but to feel the culture and to take part in the rural life and become closer to the nature – and I believe, that not only gives a lot of enjoyable emotions but will help to make an environment-friendly society.
Ignat Bohatur, CTO
From the very childhood I was attended to a small farm business in Ukraine.
It was a good time when our family gathered together on our property in a colorful place outside of a city to work, growing vegetables for sale.
Breathing fresh air, eating natural food, being with your relatives, sharing knowledge and experience was a good environment to develop a hobby.
Meanwhile, it was a hard job, very dependent on weather conditions and possibility to sell your products.
Regarding low prices, lack of government support and high expenses my family decided to quit the business.
Ending up with my Masters i moved to Israel where technologies and ideas can find their implementation.
By inspiring with a new environment, meeting friends with same vision, having a technical skills and a passion to help farmers i joined Farmguests.
I believe we can change people travel habits by opening exciting direction into rural places.
Arseniy Gruzdev, CMO
I am almost 23 years old, 22 of them I lived in Russia, in the city of St. Petersburg. Practically did not travel anywhere due to lack of time, except for a few small trips inside the country. I was full of work, engaged in Internet marketing and ran a small advertising agency founded 4 years ago. During this time we created dozens of excellent web projects and hundreds of advertising campaigns.
I began to look further, I wanted to become a member of a great idea that could bring something new into the world.
Last year I live in Israel. The student program masa helped me to move here. I feel really at home, continuing to recognize everyone and the history of my people.
Here in Israel, we met – me, Ignat and Maxim. After two months of searching, the idea of the project was born. And we literally went to the fields. It was fantastic. We drove all of Israel from the South to the North, stopping in the most unusual places, talking with the most unusual people. We are imbued with ideologies. At each stop, we were waiting for a separate world of discoveries, experiments and people.
What is FarmGuests for me is an opportunity to travel, to learn a new country through its nature and culture. Recognize the country through the ideology of people who invest their energy in this land, try new unusual dishes, get emotions, meet other travelers who are close to me in spirit.
Yes, that’s why I’m participating in the project FarmGuests.