The first kosher ecohotel in Europe has opened in Kent, southwest of London. Combining Jewish traditions with environmental awareness, the Sadeh Farmhouse advertises itself as a family-friendly retreat in the style of a kibbutz with a quaint, English countryside twist. Housed in a 17th century manor, a recent refurbishment saw it change from being a residential activity center to a getaway for kosher families in the UK and abroad. The hotel features a music room and lounge along with a farm-to-table vegetarian restaurant, and is surrounded by lush grounds featuring indoor swimming, tennis, a chicken coop and kitchen garden, alongside a zipline and children’s playground. The 32-year-old founder, Talia Chain, wanted to combine principles of Tikkun Olam with hospitality and the farmhouse’s fellowship program allows visitors to work the land during their stay. Read more here.