DIY projects and childcare help in our new sharehouse in Taketa, Oita, Japan



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    *Currently we are looking for Workawayers until this May as we are not sure about our summer schedule yet. If you are interested in visiting us after May, please contact us a few months before the dates that you want to come.

    We are running new sharehouse in Taketa, Oita.
    Our family (We have adorable 2 daughters (2 & 5 years old) ) and interesting people are living together.

    Since we moved to Taketa 3 years ago, we are in love with this tiny town.
    There are beautiful nature, clean spring water, and interesting people.

    Since our sharehouse is quite new (We just launched August 2019), we still need some DIY to make the place better. If you like DIY, please help us!
    And also we have 2 children( 2 & 5 years old). We are looking for the person to play with them. Our children are quite social, energetic and always love to play.
    In addition, if you can speak Japanese, we would like you to write a article about our tiny town too.

    We provide 3 meals per a day.
    Shiho, my wife likes to cook since she was child.
    We usually use organic vegetables made by Shiho’s father.
    *We won’t be able to follow any certain dietary requirements as we usually eat with many people. We usually eat a lot of vegetable but we eat meat and fish as well.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are a lot of nature nearby like river, waterfall, mountains and etc.
    Since the spring water is quite clean here, you can drink water from some of the river. (Local people come and visit river to get the spring water.)
    When we have a free time, we can go to nature place together. Also, we can rent you a electronic bicycle too.

    Since our town is one of the famous place for farming, we have some farming event, like harvesting or planting.
    If you would like to join these local event, we are happy to assist you.

    Our sharehouse organizes some events. (Mainly about food!!!) A lot of local people visit our sharehouse. You can interact with them as well.

    If you want to learn Japanese, we are more than happy to teach Japanese to you. It would be good if you can teach us English as a part of cultural exchange.

  • Help


    Working time is 5 hours per a day.
    You have 2 days off per a week.

    We need help as below.
    We are happy to discuss which tasks you want to do depends on your skills.

    1. DIY
    We would like to make a community space at the first floor.
    We need people to make shelf’s, paint, and etc.
    You don’t have to have a experience before, but it would be better if you like making something by yourself.

    2. Child care
    We have 2 daughters ( 2 & 5 years old).
    We would like you to play with them or teach English.
    Our children are quite social, energetic and love to play inside & outside.
    You don’t need to have experience working with children before, you just need to love kids and enjoy playing with them.

    3. Write a article
    If you can speak Japanese, we would like you to walk around this town and write a article in our website.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Japanese, English

  • Accommodation


    We provide a private room in our sharehouse.
    Bathroom is shared with sharehouse members.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our sharehouse is located in the heart of old town in Taketa, Oita.
    You can take a train to “Bungo-Taketa station” and walk just 7 minutes to our place.

    Nearest supermarket is 1 mins walk.
    Nearest hotspring is 10 mins walk.

    Main sightseeing nearby is :
    1. Oka castle
    2. Hotspring (Nagayu)
    3. Trekking (Kuju)
    4. You can go to Beppu or Yufuin, one of the famous hotspring town in Japan.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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