Help around the house and explore Koyasan, Japan

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  • Description

    Description

    Koyasan is a famous tourist location. We are about 3 hours south of Kyoto and 2 hours south of Osaka in the central area of JAPAN, known as KANSAI. We are also on the Kumano Kodo and Ohenro pilgrimage paths. At 900m above sea level, it will be cold and snowy in Dec-Feb.

    There are about 100 Buddhist temples here in a tight cluster. It is a prestigious location and generally quite expensive to stay here.

    I am looking for help with the following tasks around the house:
    Cleaning. Painting wooden floors and walls inside the house. Heavy garden duties - moving very big rocks and soil.

    The offer is unpaid, [ we are a private residence and not commercial ]
    You will receive free food and lodgings and laundry services. You are kindly requested to assist with food preparation and laundry. I am a good cook and I keep a very nice kitchen.

    You will have a beautiful room in a luxury house, which has been renovated to a very high standard. We are on the main street of Koyasan, close to all amenities and close to the great Buddhist temples, pagodas, university and museum.

    There is no WIFI at the house, however, we have excellent FREE internet at our nearby convenience store and at two tourist offices just 15 minutes walk away. You will have plenty of time free for internet and for exploring beautiful Koyasan.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have lived in Japan for about 11 years. I am British-Italian. I am fluent in both languages, and I also speak some French and German. I do not speak Japanese. I am very devoted to Japanese culture. I am also a Dharma practitioner, both Hindu and Buddhist.

    I have a library of books, mostly in English, on Dharma and more.

  • Help

    Help

    I am looking for help with the following tasks around the house:

    - Cleaning floors, toilets, kitchen etc.
    - Help with laundry.
    - Painting wooden floors and walls inside the house.
    - Heavy garden duties - moving very big rocks and soil.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I have a TOEFL qualification for English language. I am fluent in Italian and I speak some French and German. I have a good SAT score for English and I have taught business English in Korea.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have a beautiful room in a luxury house, which has been renovated to a very high standard. We are on the main street of Koyasan, close to all amenities and close to the great Buddhist temples, pagodas, university and museum.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are hiking trails everywhere up and down the mountains, and as far south as Kumano kodo. These trails start from pretty much outside our house. There is a bus stop also meters from the house, and Koyasan cable car is 15 minutes away by bus.

  • 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

    I may have wifi by the end of October 2021. Please check with me if this is important to you.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Overnight parking is safe and free. It is a 5 minute walk from my house.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Roughly 5 hours




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