Help out with some DIY or get creative and help paint murals on our walls by the sea. In Hokota, Japan

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  • Last activity: 26 Dec 2022



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are Japanese.
    Our house is in Ibaraki prefecture.
    1 hour 30 minutes by car from Narita airport.
    It is an hour and a half drive from Tokyo Station.

    We are Nomad worker.

    Very private beachfront home! 100 square meter living room, 2 bedroom, incredible 180 degree view of ocean and amazing sunrises!! One of a kind!!
    The garden has a pool and BBQ area.
    The house is surrounded by fields.
    It is very quiet because there is no other house around 1km.
    The morning wakes up with the sound of waves and the sound of birds.

    The owner's hobbies are DIY, fishing and tennis.
    This year, we are focusing on gardening.
    I am also very interested in interior design.
    The name of the partner is Mami.
    Mami is very bright and hard worker.
    Together with the owner, we help build the house.

    * * Please copy and paste the below questions and answer them. * *
    ・When would you like to come and help us (which date to which date)?
    ・Type of visa: Tourist visa or Working Holiday visa
    ・Which language do you speak?
    ・ What made you want to apply to help us?
    ・A short introduction about yourself
    ・Do you have special skills that may help us? (carpenter,art, designing posters or flyers, painting, photography, cooking, drawing, marketing, advertising, social media, etc)

    I want to hear a lot of your opinions.

    Our house is a very relaxing place.
    We are very friendly and ready to welcome you like a family.

    We are looking for a workawayers who can interact regularly.
    We are happy if we can have a good time with laughter:)

    ☺︎ LGTBQ+ friendly

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can mainly learn Japanese and Japanese food.
    Various cross-cultural exchanges with local residents are also possible.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for bright and healthy Workawayers.
    I'm more happy if you like cleaning.
    Of course, a hard working person is better.

    We are seeking the following help:
    ・Do-it-yourself projects
     -House wall painting
     -Floor waxing
     -House maintenance
    ・Housework / cleaning assistance
     -clean up
     -Cooking and washing
    ・Everyday English conversation.

    The required skills are:
    ・You need to be able to speak English.
    ・Can speak daily in Japanese.Or you can understand simple Japanese.

    And,We welcome artists.
    We want to paint on the walls of the house.
    Please send the picture you drew.
    We make a request after looking at the pictures.

    I want to make our home look like a sea resort.
    There are things I like and themes I want to draw.
    -sea turtle

    Daily schedule
    7:00~09:00  Breakfast & clean up
    09:00~12:00 DIY or Housework
    12:00~13:00 lunch
    13:00~16:00 DIY or Housework
    18:00~20:00 dinner

    ※Please bring your own ingredients.
    ※Let's consult and decide the meal and work time of the day.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Japanese: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Workawayers can live in private rooms.
    If two people, share the room with two people.
    Japanese style room.
    Free WIFI is available.

    The room has a toilet and a sink.
    The bath room, living room and kitchen are shared with the owner.
    There is no kitchen.

    All rooms are non-smoking.
    There is a smoking space in the garden.

    ※Please bring your own ingredients.
    ※ There is drinking water.
    ※Please prepare juice, alcohol and sweets by yourself.

    ※Never before, but If you are not happy with this place or we are not happy with your behavior,Your stay will be terminated.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Available transportation is train and bus.
    The owner will pick you up at the nearest station.

    ★Because it is a countryside, basically you need a car.
    The owner will pick you up if needed.
    10 minutes drive to Oarai Station.
    30 minutes by car to JR Mito Station.
    30 minutes drive to Ibaraki Airport.

    The sights are as follows:

    Within 5 minutes by car from home
    ・convenience store(Seven-Eleven,Family Mart)

    Within 15 minutes by car from home
    ・Melon picking
    ・Strawberry picking
    ・Oarai Sun Beach
    ・Hot spring
    ・Hinuma (Lake)

    Within 30 minutes by car from home
    ・Ibaraki Oarai Aquarium
    ・Mentai Park
    ・Kairakuen(Plum garden)
    ・fish market
    ・Hitachi Seaside Park
    ・Kashima Stadium

    It is an area with plenty of leisure that adults and children can enjoy ♪

    Through workaway, we want to share rich cultural exchanges and smiles.
    I value encounters.
    We also love homes and communities.

    Let's make the house better together!:)
    And we promise a lot of interaction with the community.

    Contact us anytime if you have any questions or would like to contact us.
    Thank you!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can stay in a camper. Please contact us.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    max 25 hours with 2 days off

Host ref number: 334759435457

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