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.
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.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
3-8 hours per day