Experience living in a friendly, rural community and help at my guesthouse in Japan

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Japan

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Richard, originally from the UK but have been living in Japan for 11 or so years. I run two guesthouses (group bookings only for now) and also organise a number of events. I need some help running these projects and guesthouse. We aren't so busy at the moment, but there is lots to do in the area so that you won't get bored!

    SEPTEMBER 10TH 2019: DUE TO A CANCELLATION OF WORKAWAYERS, I NEED SOMEONE TO START ASAP TO HELP WITH THE GUESTHOUSES AND GARDEN!!

    If you can build me a pizza oven or have experience with raising chickens and bees, consider yourself hired! NOTE: Pizza oven is done and bees can wait until 2020. Carpentry skills are a bonus as is experience with gardening/landscaping.

    I also will be renovating a house soon. If you have worked as a carpenter I may be able to employ you specifically for that for a couple of months!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Other
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can experience living in a friendly, rural community in Japan. A great way to learn and practice Japanese. The area is perfect for those that enjoy outdoor pursuits such as hiking, surfing and so on.
    The guesthouse was set up as part of a community regeneration project. The community are keen for guests to come and to share their culture.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help

    Help

    I run a guesthouse and a rental in the most rural prefecture of Japan. I would like help running the guesthouse including cleaning, check-in and general guesthouse duties. I have a huge garden and would like to do something with that so help with that would be great. We don't have guests everyday so I would also like help from time to time with other events and activities that I organise.

    I need to prioritise Workawayers with a valid driving license in Japan (international license is fine). Also, because of car insurance purposes I will need you to be 26 or over.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Japanese

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room at the back of the guesthouse with aircon and insulation. Very quiet and peaceful.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A driving license is preferred (can be converted into an international one before visiting) and I have a van which can be used. A local train station is just 700 metres from the house. The main guesthouse is situated in a historic fishing village at the base of the beautiful and sacred Mt. Daisen. The other one is at the foot of another sacred mountain, Mount Mitoku! I hadn't made that connection before writing this! I guess I like living at the bottom of sacred mountains!! Delicious and healthy food (you can grow your own), clean air, fresh fish, amazing hiking and ok surfing. You'll love Tottori!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hrs per day.


Host ref number: 595344983941