Nomadic people welcome, gardening, anti-plastic or sailing concept project in Amami-gun, Japan



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  • Description


    The mixture of random background international meeting helps the world to be more peace, what I believe. I choose the choice have this opportunity to meet different background 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 idea. Knowing or realizing whichever it is ... 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 temporary 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.

    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 is for someone for nomadic freelancers*️️️*️️️*️️️*️️️

    - nomadic people, freelance workers, unique people are welcome to this project
    - ecological and artistic projects. to create daily music video or song. so any kind of percussionist and musician are welcome.
    - journalistic photo or video we will make, also considering if you can help me to make a workshop about the wood making, please let me know...
    - this is not a regular workaway project which I can offer you free food and accommodation. the expenses and food we want to share, so this project is not offered foods and accommodation.
    - the camping route is islands of kagoshima pref., okinawa main island and other okinawa islands.
    - vegetarian or vegan are welcome. myself I am quite flexible, but i probably don’t buy meat products.
    - we are going to explore sometime in a day
    - if you have something to do with you such as your project, work, that is ideal. I have to work every day a few hours at least. Please mention on the first mail, what is your daily tasks for you, it is very important info for me.
    - there is min or max stay duration, we will like day by day.

    This is all from the idea to create a small product without plastics.

    You will have your own time here too. I hope you enjoy and relax as well in this location.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️ 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 Vanilla 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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Art project
    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

    Languages spoken

    Japanese, English, Spanish, Dutch

  • 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

  • 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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