Help with gardening and digital music composing in Amami-gun, Japan



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    Urgent task
    1, cut branches of Morinaga trees, I need a helper
    2, if you are good at music compose on laptop or computer, I am really looking for someone who can guide me. Like feels recording, digital music DIY stuff. If you are good at in this field, come stay here and I would love to learn from you.

    The mixture of random background international meeting helps the world to be more in peace, this is what I believe. I choose the choice have this opportunity to meet different culture people from oversea. But these days people let something necessary to learn put behind. In their words saying nice things but no action.

    I traveled different areas like Asia, South-Central America, North America, Europe, Old Soviet union, a few Arabic countries and Oceania. The country I had really many good lessons was in Tonga in some ways. Isolated country from everywhere, islands group have distance each other. The country condition is so special compare to the most of habitant countries, I had about 12 lessons. And of course I, warm whether I definitely prefer. So I moved to this island from the center of Tokio to live a few years ago.

    I am on the base of idea not having more than I need or I will need. It would be so nice to encounter people on the similar mind. Knowing or realizing whichever the case, the current human-being is so distractive to the earth even same to human-being, try to take as much as they can for own gain. I want to minimize my selfish actions to be here and to be myself. If you understand this somewhere from your heart, your stay here will be valuable not for only temporary period same as for me.

    After some experiences, I would like to meet people who already made decision to leave the cities or already have been living in the country side. If so, please mention it in the first contact to me. I like the people who does what they think.

    About the current project. I have a small garden and have unique experiment in this year. To make a bamboo dome. If you want to join in the project, contact me! Other fun projects also are going on.

    *️️️*️️️*️️️*️️️THE CURRENT PROJECT *️️️*️️️*️️️*️️️

    1. Gardening
    2. DIY music
    3. Tree house making

    *️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️ Update about "Bamboo dome project for anti plastic package in the semi-tropical island"*️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️

    Me and my workawayers have made the bamboo dome, but! The previous typhoon has destroyed it, so I am considering the new solution for the joint more seriously and more interesting way.
    So I have to tell you that you probably will have the next project.
    The order is not yet sure, but the following projects are coming...

    And if you have the experience, definitely I would like to hear from you!

    - Advanced vegan or vegetarian cooking experience

    - Making a sailing dinghy with a inflatable boat (this project will start in 2019 spring)
    ... Almost all fisherman or other leisure boats are using fuel, so this project will be an expression that we can also have an option creating something not depending fuel. With the material of long lusting.


    About my work, I am home-based freelancer, as video-editor and work on making ads for web. Please respect my time for work too. Maybe you can bring your book. The hammock garden is already made...

    About my preference to be honest, I prefer to welcome basically vegetarian or vegan (but! I sometime go fishing and buy sashimi from the local market on this island). I am more enthusiastic to meet someone enjoy jokes, but smart ones!

    If you consider to come to this island...
    There is an budget airline is called Peach air. There are flight from Osaka (Kanku) and Tokyo (Narita) to Amami everyday, the flight cost will be somewhere between 5,000 - 10,000 yen one way. If you are traveller type of going all through the Japan, there is a ferry which departs in the evening time the both from Okinawa and Kyushu (Kagoshima pref.), so the ticket cost will be around 7,500 - 9,500 yen one way. To be honest the distance from the airport or port to my island is a bit far, but on the same day you arrive you will probably manage to come here. June-Oct is the typhoon season here, so your arrangement will be changed if it hit on your flight schedule.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you like to swim everyday, yes you can. The beach is just there, a friend counted it was 42 steps (but his short legs) ... There is no supermarket or convini on this yet unknown island.

    These years I work with woods just for fun project. Create something just for your needs you will learn a lot. Some repairing is something we all should know how to do that. I am on the way to learn better.

    If you are interested in making woods, but don't know how to start, I can guide you how to and what kind of tools are useful.

  • Help


    *️️️*️️️this is for normal project at my place
    - Cooking is something to do, because you want to. It is not include in the work. I hope you can have some idea or random ideas for make dishes sometime.

    - Vegetarian or Vegan dieters are very verrrrrry pre+

    - Everyday make one or two tasks, to complete the tasks and we both feel good. Somedays hard, some day light, we will see.

    - It depends, but wake up at 5 and start working at 6 will be ideal in the summer time. The afternoon in general for your free time.


    If you are drummer, or percussionist, you are especially invited for the next project!!!

    If you know international sing language, please teach me and let us use them every day!!!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I live in an old house, you can use a tatami room which is very Japanese style. The house has two parts. You can use kitchen, washing machine and simple shower. The toilet has no running water for flush. Some toilets in this island don't have sewage system. But if you can enjoy just simple cozy room and don't be surprise to much at insects, you will enjoy here. The geko, spiders (they are not dangerous) are often you will find.
    Your room not, but a part of this house has low ceiling like 170 cm. But if you help me out how to change it, I would like to do that.

    *️️️️️️️If two individual guests here, then the guests have to talk about places. I have a tiny room in my cube-van which is a private room and one comfortable bed in the living room which is common space for everyone.

    --- about camping van---
    it is a small sized, so eventually we will need hammock or tent...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is one local foods and souvenirs market near here, you can go there by foot, by bicycle. You can go swimming whenever your body and mental feels like. This island has nowhere traffic or crowded area. Actually no real traffic lights.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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