We are Toma and Matilda, I am french and she is japanese. We bought this 150 year old house in 2017 and are working on several renovation projects in order to be sustainable as much as we can be. The projects going on are: a rainwater tank, solar panels... and on a larger level we are building systems to minimize our resources consumption.
We want to be autonomous energy and food wise. We farm organic food for ourselves and try to do permaculture. The house is garded by four unionized ferocious cats!
This house is also an artist workshop: I build street-organs, magic-show preps, and she paints japanese pop-art. We make a living of shows and at the same time we do volonteer shows in schools and hospitals.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Coming here is a good opportunity to discover the japanese countryside ans its ways. You will live an outdoor experience and will be able to meet people around town. You can see a lot by cycling in the area! Beautiful mountains, shrines and temple, the river, the rice paddies...
You can practice your japanese with me, spanish or french!
We are looking for people who are geniunely kind and open-minded, with humour and a good heart. This is a place where all are welcome but we don't tolerate disrespectful or negative people.
We welcome people who are interested in cultural exchange and in japanese culture in all its forms.
We adapt the help depending on one's capacities. At the moment, we are especially in need of a carpenter, a slater or anyone with experience in house renovation !
This is a LGBT-friendly house :)
Depending on the number of people staying here, you can have your own room or a futon in a girls only/ boys only shared room. You are in the same house as we are, and we all share meals together, all are invited to cook are learn to cook if you want !
Here we have at your disposition guitars, a piano and drums, and also bicycles. Wifi is available. You are free to visit the region on your free time or stay at the house.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.
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