Asked how she successful the exchange of ideas has been, Moonbeam replies, “It has been very successful for people who don’t have much money or who are interested in suststainability issues.” Bustan Qaaraca has worked with 25 family units in the West Bank, including helping to install rainwater collection units and compost toilets and often provide volunteers to help. “The site is an openhouse for ideas. Palestinians are welcome to come and exchange ideas.”
Like many projects, one of the main challenges facing Bustan Qaraaqa is funding. Other than volunteers, who pay to stay in the guesthouse, and some grant money – the project has difficulty securing revenue income.
News of the project is mostly spread through word of mouth and they are always looking for more violunteers.