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



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  • Description


    We're a mountain side boutique hotel with onsen and a focus on art, design and plant based cuisine. We are a young Japanese and Australian couple, with two babies and a dog. We're currently looking for winter staff at our lodge and also staff to help do renovation work at a cabin near-by. If you like snow, food, design we'll get along fine.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    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 and in winter it's all about snow.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    In winter we are a ski-in ski-out lodge, so there's plenty of snow but it's also cozy inside. We have various day to day jobs such a helping with breakfast, looking after guests etc. Norally we'll work a few hours in the morning and then afternoons are off. We also have various projects including renovating a traditional Japanese house. Experience in hospitality and/or design/renovating is prefered but not essential. It's important that you respect our house, keep it tidy and contribute the household etc.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Intermediate

  • 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.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have gerat guest rooms as well as staff rooms that you're welcome to set up as a home office.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This is possible, but please tell us about your pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    3-6 hours per day

Host ref number: 167811783364