Join us at the beach, enjoy living in a GEO-park and help us with our projects in Izu, Japan

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  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a Japanese / Canadian couple. We love to travel, explore and stay active (we surf, snowboard, hike, cycle...). We spend winters in the mountains and summers by the sea. We are able to live our dream by sharing our life-style and space with like-minded budget travelers, and workawayers like you! In summers we run 2 small guest-houses , a rental cottage, and a reception area / outdoor chill space, all walking distance from the beach.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We promise plenty of time to explore and experience the area. We live near the sea! Enjoy fishing, surfing, body-boarding, hiking along the rugged coast line or spend your days chilling on the beach. Although we live in a beach town and get plenty of tourists, the town, especially our neighborhood has a real local vibe. Everyone here grows their own veggies and has their own rice paddy. Small unattended veggie stands along the road lets you have your share for cheap and sometimes free! I've seen ¥0 leeks for "sale"! Locals are friendly and are likely to greet everyone with a "konichiwa".

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

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    Workawayers tasks and hours depend on the time you would be joining us, and skills you have to share. We will need some help with housekeeping, room-making, gardening, and general maintenance. Anyone good at bicycle maintenance could help us keep our bikes rolling. Graphic designers, writers, photographers, chefs, painters, carpenters, also needed.

    Experienced gardeners most welcome.

    A MESSAGE REGARDING CORONA:
    -We expect to be slow, with few to no guests so we hope to find people with creative skills, all kinds! If you have skills to share, tell us about it and send us pics or links to photos! We'd love to see your work.
    -We are taking extra precautions, not only for our safety but also to protect our community. We expect everyone to wear a mask outside the house, wash hands upon return, we use alcohol for hands and throughout buildings.
    -We prefer to have people joining us from the country side and will ask you not to commute through or from the Tokyo area.

    We prefer to have people who can commit to 4 weeks or more, but shorter stays may be considered.

    PLEASE NOTE: For general house-keeping, maintenance, cafe help, etc. we ask for a 4 week commitment
    PLEASE NOTE: For people with special skills who can independently work on specific projects we ask for 2 week commitment
    PLEASE NOTE: For shorter stays we will only consider applicants on a last minute basis. (please contact us 2 weeks prior possible arrival date)
    PLEASE NOTE: We are CLOSED from October until March. We DON'T need helpers at that time. Check our calendar first!

    Summer 2020: We will not have any paid positions available. We have already closed one of our guesthouses and we expect business to be much slower than usual and therefore would like to host people with various skills. At the moment we have no guests, we have been keeping busy painting, gardening, sewing, testing new recipes in the kitchen, fixing bicycles, .... When we do have guests we will have house-keeping duties, and we are thinking about re-opening the cafe next month, perhaps we will be open 2 or 3 days a week.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️If you are interested in joining us please send us a message and let us know:

    1) The type, length, and expiration of the VISA you will have. Working holiday or other work visa is required. *️️
    2) Your age
    3) Your related skills, abilities, and interests
    4) previous work and/or volunteer experiences
    5) The date you are able to start
    6) The length of time you are able to commit
    7) Do / Will you have travel / basic medical insurance (required)
    8) Do you require accommodation?
    9) Will you have other during your stay commitments? Online work, classes, outside work?

    You will need sandals & comfortable clothes. No need to dress up here. Summers are hot so bring loose fitting clothes , sandals (easy on/off) and a bathing suit. We are a 4 minute walk from the beach!

    Looking for happy positive active people who work hard and play hard. People will make the most out of their stay by enjoying the sea, ride bikes, hikes, and explore the area.

    *️️You MUST have a working holiday visa, other work visa, a student visa, spousal visa, be a permanent resident, or be Japanese citizen to do any kind of work-exchange in Japan. Japanese people are also very welcome!

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  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Japanese, English,

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private or shared Japanese style room with tatami floors and futons. Accommodation is limited and fees may apply depending on availability.

    From September 9th 2019 the accommodation we are able to provide may change from an on-site house to an off-site house.

    We are tucked into a green valley surrounded by mountains and trees. The Izu Peninsula is hilly and rugged, and UNESCO geo-park. We live on the side of a valley, the road to the driveway is not paved. Nature abounds! We see wild boar almost daily. If you are afraid of insects or other creatures this is not the best place for you. If you have trouble walking/cycling uphill this is not the place for you.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️We are looking for people who are fun but mature and responsible. We are busy and get a lot of enquiries. We will respond to everyone who contacts us but PLEASE DO NOT BOTHER TO CONTACT US IF YOU WILL NOT RESPOND TO OUR REPLIES. *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Walk or ride a bike to the beach, go swimming, surfing, bodyboarding, skim-boarding, snorkeling, hike beautiful hiking trails along the coast, enjoy hotsprings, go to local festivals and other events...etc. Convenience stores, restaurants, cafes, are all within walking distance.

    Foreign passport holders (tourists AND working visa holders) can purchase Izu rail one day pass for only ¥1200 / or ¥2000 for 2 day pass and ¥3000 for a 3 day pass, to explore the Izu peninsula. There is lots to see and experience on the peninsula that recently became an official UNESCO geo-park.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    2-5 hours a day

Learning all the steps of folding a napkin in tea ceremony
One of our talented helpers silkscreening T-shirts
Tea ceremony with sado master
Learning to make soba noodles from scratch
Calligraphy class with shodo master.
That's us in Thailand!
Summer festivals
Rugged coast line
Boat cruises
One of our guestrooms at the Guesthouse
Surf, swim, snorkel, bodyboard,
Cave is a 10 minute bike ride from the guesthouse and staff accommodation
Local beach is only 4 minutes walk from the guesthouse and staff accommodation. There are many more beaches to visit on foot or by bicycle.

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