My name is Marcelo , I am a Japanese-Brazilian and would like to introduce our Re-Learning Project.
Hello guys and girls.
Looking for volunteers to give us a hand from the 12th February.
We looking to host people who are self motivated, engaged and who can help us to maintain our project here in Shimanto area.
We are looking for cooks and people that wants to put for good love and effort on a soul food, looking for in gear from you (ONLY FOR WORKING HOLLIDAY VISAS APPLIES)
Also end of 2018, such a beautiful yeah with lots of challenges wich make our life more spicy. Thanks so much for your tremendous good help.
I am really looking for 2019, which kind of challenges and which people we gonna meet. Hope this year will be full of LOVE and GOOD HELATH !!!!
Looking for people that really like to work outdoors with proper working holiday visa, we focus at the end of April begginkng f May for a long Holliday, the Golden Week in Japan.
Skills that we hope you could bring include Carpentry, Construction, Eco Friendly designs, cooking and practices, exercises, maybe art or even music, but please use your creativity here.
We are building a new camp site for the Glamping tents by the farm area.
I have an project to turn it down a roof that was damaged by a thunder storm.
Summer Is here !!
Beach and river to relax but a pick season for us, so I would like to focus more on guests.
Carpenters and people in to construction please give help us to maintain the wooden cottages, wood decks, and grounds (including forest trails).
We would like to install some showers and toilets to the glamping area, carpenters always welcome.
We need someone with prior guesthouse or hotel experience to help out setting rooms, cleaning and check in (Japanese language is required for checking in guests).
Summer time we will be focusing on our guests a bit more, cleaning and setting up the cottages will be the main priority and when we have time during the week other projects will be put up for you guys art, cooking, building, etc, etc.
We warm up the Onsen that is pulled from underground 135m above the ground with wood logs, somebody that will be interested in how Biomass works, that is your chance.
Pick Season we will focus more on resetting rooms/Glamping tents would include July/Aug/Sept/Oct.
We ask the minimum of 3 weeks.
GETTING HERE AND GETTING AROUND
We are situated at Shikoku Island, Kochi prefecture in Shimanto area, a magical spot where Shimanto river meets Pacific Ocean, 60 m above sea level we have:
Our Project is a special place where you can meet people in a middle of the forest situated in Kochi prefecture only 2 hours from kochi city or 3h from Matsuyama, the closest station will be Nakamura, 15 min by car.
The night bus from Osaka or Kobe is a cheap choice if you come from Narita airport you need to take the train to Tokyo Shinjuku station and take the night bus to Kochi and than bus or train. It is very far but I will promise that it is an amazing place.
PLEASE CHECK hyperdia.com or google maps for train schedule.
We have about 5 rental cottages onsite, lots of space for camping alongside more planned in the future, also within the village is a small Cafe/Restaurant open during off season Saturdays and Sundays.
& 8 Glampings tents.
The Project is a great place to relax, chill out and be surrounded by nature. It is often very quiet during the week but it can be busy on the weekends (that is when we will need you guys most).
The Supermarkets and Convenience stores are about a 15 min by car.
If you have an International Drivers License (IDP) valid in Japan, you could move more independently, using our small truck when you are free and if the truck is not needed (please ask).
Please refuel the truck if you are using it privately.
I need a toilet/shower room for the Glamping farm area.
Wood decks for Glamping Farm
Fix the camp site road
CUT WOOD FOR THE FIRE PLACE AND WOOD STOVES
Lots of cleaning and organising things
HOW WE WORK:
Working starts at around 10am every morning (FOR NORMAL DAYS/OFF SEASON), if you would like to have breakfast please wake up in time to be ready for this time. Ask Marcelo what tasks we you to complete that day. Please be on time.
Busy season we need help to serve the breakfast and dinner, washing dishes and running food to the guests.
Cleaning and setting up the cottages and Glampings.
Running food in the cafe area.
We ask about 5h a day, the day consists in clean the roads, stairs that leads to the cafe and events Hall, number 5 cottage road, wiping the tables and sometimes mop the floor, cleaning the cottages and setting up, clean inside and around the Onsen, from 10am (it will depend of the season), for about 50 min, other projects will be given to you, building wood decks, painting or drawing signs,
if you want to have breakfast please do it so BEFORE 10h and DISHES MUST BE WASHED, DRIED AND PUT IT WAY IN THEIR RESPECTIVE PLACE, your COOPERATION will be much need it.
We need people that can move independently, not always relying on being told what to do, there are always things to be done, cleaning cottages inside and out, cutting grass, weeding, pruning, etc etc. If you would prefer that we write a list of tasks to be completed please let us know and we will prepare one. Everyday can be something different depending on guests needs, the weather, season, and tasks set by the manager and producer here.
You will have 2 days off a week but the time that you arrive it will count 5 days and day off, but this will VARY FOR THE NEEDS OF THE GUESTS, we will try to be as fare as possible but, please communicate with us so that we can come to an arrangement.
We are 30 min walking from Nashishi beach where the public toilet and shower is.
Very nice and cozy beach, surf when we have waves or SUP, we have some boards that you can use but be careful with my babies.
Snorkelling is a must.
Summer season is the high season and it is the time that I need to count on you, we leave in a mountain so people that is scarred of bugs please be prepared or try to look for another place. Bottle of water for hydration, mosquitos OFF solution, hats and sunscreen and good hiking shoes is a must.
The winter here is a bit cold please bring something warm to wear specially at night and spring the mosquitos starting to come out and other insects and specially summer, so an OFF solution is a must, we leave in a mountain so lots of insects and some wild animals, PLEASE BE PREPARE, leave a space in your back pack, long pants and long sleeves, hat bottle of water, sunscreen and rain gear. Of course a camera to keep a good memory.
You can use the Onsen Saturday, Sundays and when we have check ins. Shower 24/7. Guests will be priority, please ask Marcelo for the Check Ins, please bring your own towels, we ask the workawayers also to use organic soap and shampoo, because we do care for the enviroment , if you don't have one, you can purchase at the cafe with an employee discount. You can have a discount as well on the munchies of the Cafe. Please do not use normal soap, shampoo, rinse or body soap, it will run to the river, please care about the environment.
I need the workawayers to be 100% MENTALLY and PHYSICALLY prepared, cause sometimes we need to carry heavy stuff.
The room that you will stay is simple and we sleep in futons, when you depart, please vacuum the floor, put the used sheets, futon cover and pillow case into the linen room and place with a new one to the next workawayers, if you are leaving earlier in the morning please wake up earlier. No trash inside the room, if you will leave any clothes or any other item please place in to the garbage bin, Do not leave it inside the room.
We look forward to meeting MOTIVATED, RESPECTFUL, CREATIVE & HELPFUL work-away travelers !
WIFI Is Limited !!!
It is a good idea to buy a data card in your own country in you need the internet at night and please if you need to organize your future trips do it after work and before 18h that is the time that usually the cafe closes. If you need to have internet you can go to any convenience store, Nakamura station or the tourist information near by Nakamura station.
We have a lots of bugs in the summer time, people that is not use to please be prepared.
IF YOU COME WITH A VACATION MODE, NO PROBLEM BUT WE NEED THIS 5HOURS AS A HELPER, PLEASE !!
I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE BRAKING/DAMAGING OUR TOOLS SO IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO MANAGE IT PLEASE DO NOT USE IT FOR EXAMPLE CHAIN SAW, GRASS CUTTER, MANUAL VEHICLE ETC IF YOU DAMAGE PROBABLY YOU WILL BE PAYING FOR IT SO PLEASE THINK TWICE BEFORE USING IT OR ASK MARCELO TO GIVE YOU A LECTURE BEFORE USING IT.
PS: WE ALSO ARE LOOKING FOR PART TIMERS WHO HAS WORKING HOLLIDAYS VISA.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
POSITIVE thinking, sense of humour, communication (lots), open mind, respect and trust. Lots of talking can be face to face or can be on line, please ask things and we would like to have people that put their heart and hard effort in doing things. We will pay you in by the level of your capacity and people with Working Holliday visa.
We are looking for workawayers with some basic Japanese or wants to practice your Japanese with our precious guests could be waitress/waiter, bartenders, cook, cleaning, serving or even cooking in front of the guest .
Help in carpeting, painting, picking /cutting wood and construction.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
we can hare ideas, how to cook, how to build, how to set fire in our Onsen, how to cut wood or trees, how to survive in the woods in case something happen, how to leave a self sufficient life and try your language exchange.
LET@S HAVE FUN TOGETHER !!!!
Japanese, English, Portuguese and Spanish
Two rooms that can fit 3 people, very simple with shared toilet and shower. Lots of space for camping.
Workawayers can go to the beach in their time off, hiking, reading a book, jogging, surfing or watching the stars at night .
Public transportation is 2x a week, but from time to time we can provide transportation.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week