Help with the renovation projects of a traditional Japanese house in Niigata, Japan

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Japan

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    16/02/2020

  • paid opportunity

    Host offers payment

     

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We're a mountain side boutique hotel with onsen and a focus on art, design and plant based cuisine. We're currently renovation a traditional 100 year old Japanese house that's next door to the hotel and also doing other design projects. We're looking for people with a bit of experience with timber, house painting and general labour etc. The local mountain has lots of hiking, natural onsens, mountain biking a great specialty coffee shop and a lake. It's a pretty relaxed and quiet lifestyle but a nice mix of tradition and nature. We are a young Japanese and Australian couple.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We provide accommodation in exchange for the volunteers and possibility of some paid work if you want it (working visa is needed for paid work) It's a good opportunity to learn about traditional architecture and design. There's lots of hiking, natural onsens and waterfalls that you can hike to, a lake for fishing swimming etc and other things near by.

  • 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

    We have various projects including renovating a traditional Japanese house working along side a carpenter as an extra pair of hands. Experience doing renovation work is preferred. We're also designing and making the interior including custom furniture and lighting. It's important that you respect our house, keep it tidy and contribute the household etc.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Japanese, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Stay in our boutique hotel next door, currently the hotel is closed so you will have a large guest bedroom to yourself. Also with access to our onsen (hot spring), lounge, kitchen the whole hotel really. We also have a pet Akita Inu.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    3-8 hours per day

Host ref number: 167811783364