In a bid to encourage Israelis to move to the south, the government is offering 140 residential units on the Dead Sea's coast for a very attractive price.
In a new community, to be called Neveh Zohar, 1/8 and 1/4 acre lots will be offered free of charge. Newcomers however will have to pay $42,000 to cover the costs of construction.
The construction company overseeing the project offers three housing models. Each housing unit will have two to three external cabins that can be rented to tourists.
The project is a few kilometers away from the Tamar local community and the Ein Bokek tourist beach.
Tamar Council head Dov Litvinov hopes the new community will boost Dead Sea tourism and open the door for the establishment of small businesses in the area.