Help gardening and other chores at arts & crafts workshops in rural North Okayama, Japan



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  • Beschreibung


    Our business is cabinet making and weaving in the rural mountains of Western Japan.
    We renovated an old primary school into workshops and residential space.
    During April - November we often run one day crafts workshops and offer residential courses too.
    From Dec to early March we close for the visitor.

    We have a small natural farm which we use permaculture and natural farming methods for.

    The village we live in is in a very rural quiet area with lots of beautiful surrounding nature.
    We are about 3 hours from Osaka and 1.5 hours from Okayama or Kurashiki city.

    We like to accept volunteers from a minimum of one month stay and prefer those who have a keen interest in Japanese culture, working outside and have creative interests.

    We have also have cats and chickens.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Please read the feed back what the previous volunteers say.

    We like to accept volunteers from a minimum of one month stay and prefer those who have a keen interest in Japanese culture, working outside and have creative interests.

  • Arbeit


    Volunteer help includes gardening, farming, maintenance, animal care and cleaning.
    If you enjoy cooking you can also help with meals.

    If you have a special skill as graphic design or carpenter, or Yoga teacher extra,,,
    please let us know.

    We have a large garden and plot of farm land which needs much attention.

    We therefore want people who enjoy doing this type of outdoor work and have an appreciation for nature.
    If you have good experience with gardening we'd love to ask you to stay!

    There is no Workaway work required for woodwork or weaving but you may be asked to do some small jobs to help with preparation.

    You can participate if we have workshops running whilst you are here for a small cost.

    We have Yoga space.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Japanisch: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    If you have any interest to learn Japanese, I can teach.

  • Unterkunft


    Private or shared room at an renovated nursery building next to the main building.
    Washing and kitchen facilities available.

    There is free wifi in both buildings.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are very rural, isolated with no public transport or shops around here.

    Please read carefully about the information about the access below ! Please don't ask these question by mail!

    The nearest JR station( Mimasaka-Oiwake) is 10 minutes by car, where we can pick you up and drop you off.

    Kamenoko station is 30 min by car.
    Mimasaka-Oiwake rail station is 10 min by car.

    +Access to us
    Our closest highway bus terminal is Tsuyama , not Okayama. if you are coming from Kyoto or Osaka (~3 hour trip, ¥3,090- ¥2,750) * JR bus or Shinki Bus
    If you will come from Tokyo, there is a night bus to Tsuyama.

    If coming by highway bus you can catch a connecting train from Tsuyama to Mimasaka-Oiwake where we can pick you up.

    There is another highway bus from Osaka ( Umeda) to Chugoku- Oiwake station which is the nearest bus stop to us.( 10 min by car)

    If you come by JR Shinkansen to Okayama station. You can take tsuyama line to Kamenoko station where we can pick you up. It takes 30 min by car.

    Okayama airport is 50 min by car.

    + Days Off
    On volunteers' days off they like to visit Okayama City, Kurashiki , Katsusyama or Tsuyama city. There are also lots of beautiful places to walk and see around here.
    We can drop you to nearest JR station.

    * Weather
    It is very cold here during the autumn and winter up to March.

    * Wear and Boots
    We can provide you with boots and gloves for outside work.
    There is a free box for the working wears for you to borrow.
    There is a big second hand cloth shop near here where you can get very cheap and nice clothes.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have free wifi to offer you to work.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Korrekte Angaben im Profil: (5.0)

Kultureller Austausch: (5.0)

Kommunikation: (4.8)

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 857594542578