Come to Shikoku Island and help me with our language project in Japan




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    Hello everyone,

    My name is Marcelo, I’m Japanese Brazilian. I’m looking for friendly, motivated , and creative people to help me run my project here.

    With Yoji san and Hiro san we run a Re-Learning Project.

    We are a very unique place with an incredible location overlooking Shimanto river where is flows into the ocean. It is a remote area surrounded by a lot of nature.

    Here we maintain three private and one public Onsens , run a cafe, and prepare glamping tents/cottages for guests. We need help setting up, cleaning and preparation for guests everyday.

    When we aren’t busy there are many work projects to be done which includes maintenance, landscaping, construction, carpentry, or other creative projects.

    You will be staying either in a room or in a tent inside one of the main buildings. It’s a very nice place , has a big kitchen , and incredible view and lots of space to relax , read or play some music. There is a number of musical instruments here you can use if you like and a good collection of books. You can sometimes enjoy access to the Onsens when the guests aren’t using them.

    It’s very beneficial to have an international drivers license here as you can use a car most days. You will have to pay for your own petrol.

    You work about 5 hours a day and are free to do whatever you want before or after those 5 hours. Although I ask that when you are working you work hard and are focused as there are lots of things to get done always. I want people who are able to work on their own and know how to problem solve.

    When you are done with work Nashishi is a beautiful beach about 15 min walk from our place. You can also walk down to the river as well. By car you can explore many beaches and if you like surfing there are many options. Here we have many surfboards, a sup and you are welcome to use them as long as you take care of them!!! Hirano is a fun surfing beach about 20 min drive. On days off you can drive and explore more if you want. so better has a drivers license that you can use in Japan.

    Since we are in a remote area it is more quiet and like I said before we are surrounded by a lot of nature. You should be comfortable being around bugs and it’s gets very hot in the summer so be prepared for that as well.

    There are stores about 15 min drive away.

    People with Working Holliday visa can do some part time job, depending of the season.


    Thanks, respectfully,


  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can share ideas, how to cook, how to build, how to set fire in our Onsen, how to cut wood or trees, how to survive in the woods in case something happen, how to leave a self sufficient life and try your language exchange.



  • 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.

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    POSITIVE thinking, sense of humour, communication (lots), open mind, respect and trust. Lots of talking can be face to face or can be on line, please ask things and we would like to have people that put their heart and hard effort in doing things. We will pay you by the level of your capacity and people with Working Holliday visa.
    We are looking for workawayers with some basic Japanese or wants to practice your Japanese with our precious guests could be waitress/waiter, bartenders, cook, cleaning, serving or even cooking in front of the guest .
    Help in carpeting, painting, picking /cutting wood and construction.
    Sometimes farming.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Japanese, English, Portuguese and Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Three rooms that can fit 5 people, very simple with shared toilet and shower. Lots of space for camping.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Workawayers can go to the beach in their time off, hiking, reading a book, jogging, surfing or watching the stars at night .
    Public transportation is 2x a week, but from time to time we can provide transportation.

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Tree house
Working hard at the decks
Boats fishing at Shimanto river
Breakfast on the way

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