Come and help at our self contained chalets / permaculture lifestyle in the mountain of Myoko, Japan

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  • Description

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    Hi there!

    UPDATE - DECEMBER 2021
    Winter is HERE!

    After an amazing year, with extraordinary people (we had more than 25 people staying us over the past 12 months)
    We achieved some incredible work!
    Built our mandala garden, spiral herbal garden, created a waterfall, creating raise beds, planted 40 fruits trees, inoculated 400 mushrooms, lots of renovating on our houses, such as painting, sanding, grinding, staining, building shelves, etc... name it you have it.

    We accomplished a lot and thank you to ALL of you!
    Wishing you all a great end of year.

    NEXT YEAR PROJECTS

    Keep working on our mandal garden, expending it, hopefully creating a chicken shed, creating more places to grow but the main one will be to build a Tiny House or something similar to an earth ship. Glass south facing green house integrated inside the house, building ponds, cutting trees to build our own house, etc... We will have lots to do in 2022!
    We are looking forward to meeting with you.

    A SUM UP of the work...

    We are working on our permaculture garden & some renovating work.
    It is free housing for 3 hours of work a day - planting, seedling, cutting branches, renovating etc.
    The rest of the day you can go and have fun to the lake, climb mountains, bike around...
    But more hours can be done for hourly pay too.

    We are a family run business of self contained chalets in the mountain of Myoko -
    One of the snowiest place on the planet with more than 15 mts of powder average a season!
    Great hiking paths, mountain biking, golf, check out the Nojiriko lake for SUP and all water-sports, just down the road from us.

    Every year we are looking for people like you, who are keen to work, happy to do research, independent, without skills or with hidden skills even better to come and help us out with whatever we have going on.

    The work would be either helping with renovating buildings, smashing, sanding, painting, cutting, drilling, ... for some part of the year, usually from April throughout the year till November but we try to have some holidays too :-)
    And then housekeeping / snow shoveling for the winter season - let's call it chalet concierge!

    Also in Spring/Summer/Autumn - we are developing our farm where we plant lots of fruit trees as well as vegetables... all in an organic/natural fashion.

    Ask us for our website and please also check online where we are Akakura, Myoko.

    Contact us for more info and let's chat about it - even better!

    Have fun out there - it is still a great world after-all.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Come and experience living in an onsen mountain countryside village in Japan !

  • 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

    Help

    The work would be either helping with renovating buildings, smashing, sanding, painting, cutting, drilling, ... for some part of the year, usually from April throughout the year till November but we try to have some holidays too :-)
    And then housekeeping, snow shoveling, etc for the winter season - let's call it chalet concierge!

    Hour wise - let's call it a minimum of 3 hours a day 5 days a week...
    But as we are paying wages you can work as long as you want - want to make money then work... there is always plenty to do :-)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Indonesian: Intermediate
    Japanese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We have a daughter - 3.5 yrs old - who speak french, english and Japanese - come teach her another language and share the experience :-)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    It varies... but you will definitely have your own room or sometimes your own house.
    Now it depends sometimes you might end up with a private house or sometimes sharing facilities.
    It is always pretty cozy - you need to live in a nice environment in life :-)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    At the moment we have a bike you can use... might buy a second one next year.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    For our friends digital nomads - UPDATE December 2021 - we are still looking for 1 person for this winter - 3 hours a day of work in exchange of housing in one of our chalets + ¥1000 / hour above the 15 hours / week. The work will be some housekeeping, clearing snow, welcoming guests, driving guests around, random tasks... and of course you ll have plenty of time for skiing.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of parking around here in the mountain of Myoko :-)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Maybe... depends on how many and what type, lions, elephants? But pets must stay outside.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Let's say 5 hours minimum 5 days a week... but as you are paid hourly - it's up to you :-)

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