Help me making new from old with a recycling pioneer life in Yamaguchi, Japan




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    Welcome to our page!!
    We cultivate a large land as pioneers in Yamaguchi, Japan, starting to make farms for growing fruit and tea, building a new house by themselves, and creating an environment including campsites where many people can work together. The place of life is made by remodeling an old folk house, and we live an old-fashioned life.
    (One workawayer told us that it was a worldview like Gibili!!)
    Of course, old culture and things are also important, however that’s way everyday is an analog life, we are more important and powerful in meeting people who are come to help us, new ideas and making changes.
    * we expect you to help with our activities 5 hours a day, 5 days a week.

    Would you like to make a new life with us?
    Would you help us in this land of Yamaguchi, which is rich in nature?

    Instead of helping you 5 hours a day, we will provide food, clothing, and shelter.

    [Contents of main help]
    +orchard management
    (cutting the grass, burning vegetation, planting trees, moving heavy things)

    (help building a new house ourselves, making camp hut, and so on..)

    (making campsite which we will plan to, helping household, maintaining forest , demolishing of abandoned house and so on...)

    We have keeping chickens, if you eat meat, we can give you some opportunities to prepare your meal from alive. we consider food as not only social but more like appreciation.

    Note: we have desktop computer only (no potable devise and line or what sup etc) to connect web information, we can check the mail morning and night. in urgent you can call anytime to direct contact.
    Looking forward to meet you and to share the life its self to make some time to think about the life on this century.

    we request a minimum stay at least a month!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    On going days, we are making simple life, which is based on necessities.
    we like to help your intention, purpose of Nippon trip,, to make it real.

  • Help


    Generally we are making activities as Recycle and Update.
    we need your help at clean-up and tidy-up a lot, in the city side as abandoned old house and dense bush in the forest.
    make it good distance to have a fresh air going through.
    we are on pioneer life require to have set basic life-lines by our self,
    we have houses and places, one of have only properties, start from almost nothing.

    + we are making old abandoned house demolishing for income, if you are lucky you may find something interesting.
    + house we live still need lot of renovations, if you interesting to help self construction.
    + fruits orchard need cutting grass and maintain, this is one of main hard work specially summer!
    + once a time we go and maintain forest

    Also we need someone who love house keeping.
    we are happy to ask someone to keep the house in shape like a few hour of volunteer time per day .
    for example
    +cooking simple meal,, we like very simple meal
    +cleaning kitchen, toilets, bath room common space
    +gathering up trash

  • Languages spoken

    English: Intermediate
    Japanese: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    traditional Nippon style house,

    + basic private room separate with patched shoji or fusuma.
    + shard kitchen and shower, two toilets
    + futon sleeping on tatami mat
    + no air conditioner

    NOTE: The accommodation is quite basic, the building was renovated/built by us, so be prepared for "pioneers" style sleeping

    we offer you basic Nippon food ingredients,
    there is local grocery nearby bicycle distance, if you need some extra.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we are reception, like to be open house for every one.
    hope you will have a good memory in Japan

    ARRIVAL INFORMATION - To get here please come to the train station, then you can call us using the public pay phone there - it will cost 10yen per every 6sec, and we will come around 10min to pick you up.
    Or if you are happy to walk about 3km, we will give you the address - let us know.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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