Eco-village project based on natural farming in a small town in Nagasaki, Japan



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    Dear Workawayers,

    Thanks for finding my profile :)

    I'm Yuko, doing natural farming in
    the small town in Nagasaki Pref, basically by myself with warm supports by local people & you Workawayers.

    I've lived in Tokyo for long, worked for some worldwide trading companies, being on charge of foreign shipment & producton management.

    Moved to Nagasaki, started farming & my yoga class in 2015.

    I've already accepted over 50 volunteers from all over the world, had so much fulfilling time together.

    The goal of this project is to make an eco-village based on natural farming.
    We'd like to provide people with the place to stay surrounded by beautiful nature to be relaxed,
    and opportunities to spend time in nature, touch soils, feel the wind & listen to birds singing.

    We hope this will be the interactive place where many people gather to share the time & ideas looking for the better way to coexist with all creatures by as natural way as possible.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    ★basic knowledge of natural farming
    ★chances to communicate with local people
    ★join my yoga class & practice at home together
    ★meals made of reliable & fresh orgiastic veggies from my farm

  • Help


    Most help in this project is related with creating eco-village.

    Please consider it as a chance to learn something, gain some skills, and enjoy being a part of nature, not simply providing us with your help.

    <type of tasks>

    ★Mainly physical tasks like making garden beds & cleaning up paths with shovels and hoes, cutting woods & bamboos to make chips

    ★Weeding, planting & harvesting

    ★Mostly manual tasks, but sometimes we use small machines like wood crusher, cultivater, and grass cutter

    ★Cleaning & fixing the house and garages

    ★if you're good at carpentry, we have lots of things to ask you for help!

    ★if you're a creative person or artist, please suggest what you can do with my veggies, and how you can renovate my garages
    I love to see something exciting & innovative will be done by your help!

    ★If you're good at writing or have experience of blogging, I'd like to ask you to open the blog of my farm in your language, keep blogging during your stay to introduce my farm & life

    Also, the followings are very helpful;

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Update & customize my FB and website
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Shoot various photos for PR

    ★Tell me what you're good at & what you like to do. Let's find the better work & workstyle to make both of us happy

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Private room of Japanese style (tatami)

    It's an old farmhouse (but well renovated & clean), we may have bugs, insects & wild animals in/out the house

    My diet is vegan style (not because of ethical policy, just because I love veggies)

    Usually provide rice or noodle, egg, tofu, dumpling, and fresh seasonable veggies with simple seasonings

    Please bring extra food in case it'll be not enough

    Meals are for working days only

    I'm trying to live simply & eco-friendly.
    Please cooperate to try to save water, gas & electricity during your stay

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Higashisonogi is located in the middle of Nagasaki Pref, very close to Saga Pref

    On holidays, you can visit Arita town
    & Hasami town (known for porcelain), Takeo city (known for wooden onsen, spiritual oak tree & library), Omura city (with a castle in the park), Nagasaki city as well.

    The town is small & quiet, but we have many beautiful natute, very nice location for walking around,running & huking.
    There are some stylish cafes & restaurants, 7 eleven, the bayside (can't swim) in 20 min walk.

    I have a projector, we can watch films on the big screen
    I have an accoustic guiter & table for table tennis we can have fun together

    I'm expecting you to exchange our ideas, perspectives & experiences by having lots of conversation while we work & live together, as well as work itself.

    Hope we'll spend precious time together!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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