Help at our permaculture lifestyle and self contained chalets in the mountain of Myoko, Japan

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  • Description

    Description

    Getting ready for winter!

    Leaves are falling, cold is coming...
    Our mandala is in full swing for radish, spinach, carrots, ... but we still have to improve it.
    We still need to mulch it a lot.

    Before snow comes we will need to protect our 40 fruit trees, few days of work.
    Make sure all the houses are ready for another big snow year!

    And we still have some renovation work to do:
    Stain, paint, sand, install shelves, cut wood, move furnitures, etc...

    It is free housing for 3 hours of work 5 days a week, and you can eat whatever is available in the garden.
    Sometimes you can even borrow our car to go and have fun at the lake, climb mountains, bike around (we have a bike available here for you)
    We would love if you can do more hourly paid work per day and as many as you want as there is plenty of work for you here - around 40 hours is best for 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.

    YOUR CHALET - your stay, Bluebird chalet Myoko.

    Renovated in 2021 and fully furnished, you will have your own bedroom with comfortable proper bed and mattresses.
    The house is big and has 5 bedrooms, a fully set up kitchen (rice cooker, toaster, etc,) a living room and an office.
    Of course there is a bath/shower and a toilet on each floor!
    Our mandala garden is right at the back where we also have a secret path where a river flows by!
    All utilities are included fiver optic internet, hot water, gaz, etc
    We live 5 minutes drive away from you.

    We are located in Akakura, Myoko, Niigata ken.
    One of the snowiest place on the planet with more than 15 mts of pure 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.


    SUM UP OF THE WORK

    From April to November, the work would be helping with our organic garden, seedlings, planting, grass cutting, harvesting, transforming, and also working on renovating buildings, smashing, sanding, painting, cutting, drilling, ... Want to have fun with tools and learn on how to use them, we always have plenty of renovation to do.

    From December till April, it is housekeeping, guests relation, driving, and snow shoveling, let's call it chalet concierge.
    In winter, there are no volunteer work and you are paid full time.

    Contact us for more info and let's video 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 !
    Learn on how to use power tools and work in an organic garden

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    From April to November, the work would be helping with our organic garden, seedlings, planting, grass cutting, harvesting, transforming, and also working on renovating buildings, smashing, sanding, painting, cutting, drilling, ... Want to have fun with tools and learn on how to use them, we always have plenty of renovation to do.

    From December till April, it is housekeeping, guests relation, driving, and snow shoveling, let's call it chalet concierge.
    In winter, there are no volunteer work and you are paid full time for full time work.

    As we are paying wages you can work as long as you want - want to make some money then work... there is always plenty to do.

  • Languages

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

    This host offers a language exchange
    We have a 4.5 yrs old daughter - who speak French, English and Japanese - come and teach her another language and share the experience.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    It varies... but you will definitely have your own room or sometimes even your own house!

    Bluebird chalet was renovated in 2021 and fully furnished, you will have your own bedroom with comfortable proper bed and mattresses.
    The house is big and has 5 bedrooms, a fully set up kitchen (rice cooker, toaster, etc,) a living room and an office.
    Of course there is a bath/shower and a toilet on each floor!
    Our mandala garden is right at the back where we also have a secret path where a river flows by!
    All utilities are included fiver optic internet, hot water, gaz, etc
    We live 5 minutes drive away from you.

    Now it depends sometimes you might end up with your 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

  • 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 August 2022 - We are asking for 3 hours a day in exchange of staying in your own house, you have your own bedroom in a shared house / depends how many workaway sometimes it s your own house. Fiber optic internet and an office to work from. The work consist on mainly gardening, renovating, housekeeping and of course random tasks...

  • 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, monkeys, donkeys, girafes, ... ? But pets live outside.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

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