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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.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
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".
This host offers accommodation and payment.
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.
Experienced gardeners most welcome.
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!
We can offer a wage but income is dependent on hours worked. Please understand, working hours are limited especially during low season (spring & fall - we are closed from October to March). We don't have any full-time positions. Wages are offset in part by the cost of living arrangements. Living arrangements depend on availability. During the high season (July & August) we may also have a paid position along with alternate living arrangement available which may be more suitable for a couple with experience working in a hotel or hostel.
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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?
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!
*️️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!
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.
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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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
2-5 hours a day
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