Help with general maintenance at a resort in Hokkaido, Japan




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    Due to the ongoing pandemic, Japan is currently closed to all nonresident travelers. We are uncertain as to when the border policy will change but for the most accurate information please consult the nearest Japanese consulate.

    Close to world-renowned Niseko, but far from the crowds of tourists, Iwanai has a unique charm of its own. New friends, delicious food, beautiful scenery and new memories await. We are always looking for hard-working, outgoing and competent individuals interested in developing skills in service, IT, project management, general maintenance, marketing, and food preparation. If you have been traveling for a while and wish to sink your teeth into a project or you are just looking to get off the beaten trail, then this is the place for you.

    Depending on the season, life/work on the mountain can get pretty tough. The accommodation is away from town, it gets pretty chilly at night and it's not unusual to find bugs and other wildlife around the house.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Not only will you be able to interact with the locals, practice Japanese, and eat some of the best food in Japan, but guests contribute to the development of a new destination. Our company is a very active member of the community, so guests are often invited to participate in local festivals, BBQs, and other events. The locals here are excited to have you around, so don't be surprised if they buy you a drink and invite you into their homes.

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  • 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


    All helpers are required to pitch in with basic housework. apart from regular working hours. We are looking for helpers who have experience living in a share house and require minimal instruction on living with others. Extroverts welcome! Productivity welcome!

    This spring/summer we will need your help clearing out a recently purchased facility and with painting. We always need a hand with basic building maintenance and odd jobs at our various properties. No special skills are required, but guests with plumbing, electrical, carpentry and cooking skills are preferred. We appreciate those who put in the time to do a good job and your effort, or lack thereof will not go unnoticed.

    If possible, please pick up an international driver's license before your visit. This will come in handy on weekends when you'd like to go shopping or explore the area. We offer work with minimum Hokkaido labor law wage or more, for all hours worked in all months of the year, with no deductions for accommodation. food or transportation. If you are interested in joining us, please write a message describing your skills, qualifications, and the desired arrival date. All applicants must hold a valid work visa to apply.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    5-bed rooms and shared living room, kitchen , bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Iwanai has the most snack bars per capita in Hokkaido; let's go for a drink and Karaoke!

    4 hot springs within walking distance of the house.

    Some of the best sushi bars on the island, NO BS

    A bus departs from Sapporo or Otaru station nearly every hour directly to iwanai. We can pick you up from the Iwanai bus terminal if you provide an accurate arrival time.

    Bring your own soap and shampoo.

    House philosophy:

    "Wa" is a Japanese cultural concept usually translated into English as "harmony." It implies a peaceful unity and conformity within a social group in which members prefer the continuation of a harmonious community over their personal interests. We all do our best to maintain the "WA" at work, at home, especially when out in the community.

    Please be aware of your surroundings and put your housemates and the local people before yourself.

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    • 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

    We are very flexible with those who are working remotely. If you have other student or work obligations, we can set hours that suit your schedule. The accommodation is equipped with a fiber optic internet connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week

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