Contrary to what people think, most Israelis live in apartments and house, not tents, and drive cars, not camels. A large percentage of the population lives in cities and small towns. Unique to Israel are the Moshav and the Kibbutz. A Moshav is a is a type of Israeli town or settlement, a type of cooperative agricultural community of individual farms pioneered by the Labour Zionists during the second wave of aliyah. Now moshavim (plural of moshav) are a very desirable place to live given their beauty, large houses and community feeling. The Kibbutz is a unique Israeli invention in shared
living. The first kibbutzim (plural of kibbutz) were organized by idealistic young Zionists who came to Palestine in the beginning of the 20th Century. Today the most of the kibbutzim in Israel have changed from their original operational structure but still remain experiences in collective living that are unique in the world.