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Learn about bamboo harvesting and help us with house cleaning. Enjoy life in traditional farm village in Fujieda, Japan

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  • Last activity: 30/01/2023




  • Description



    Welcome to Japan and to my house.
    Daisuke is from japan .
    First thank you for reading our page and i wish you great time in Japan.
    unfortunately All is cancelled because of coronavirus.
    so we can not host anyone, so please dont write to us at the moment.
    stay safe and best wishes
    (only for November we can accept volunteers)

    11th/Oct 2022
    i start to find the work awayers again for
    winter of 2023.

    september 2022
    and Hila isnt here anymore.
    only Dai will be the host.

    and I will not be able to host in February 2023 as I am not in Japan, so please do not email me.

    Hosting starts in April, so in March cleaning ,gardening. April is picking bamboo shoots and cleaning.

    living in traditional Japanese farmer village. speaking English.
    House is In Between Tokyo and Kyoto surrounded by mountains, Bamboo forests, Rivers and Green Tea Fields.

    we live in a house that we renovated from green tea factory to a nice home and we have an extra room for workaways. around us we have bamboo forests that we farm.

    please read our profile well before writing to us, thank you so much.

    we need seasonal help in 5 projects that we do:

    1. Cleaning our House - march, April, and few more times during the year.
    2. Bamboo shoots harvest - end of march to April.
    3. Bamboo cutting and cleaning forest - October
    4. Bamboo cutting a - November .
    5. House Renovation- December. Looking for carpenters.
    6.Bamboo cutting - January.

    we are really grateful for you for reading our page. we accept volunteers only from the age of 23 and older. we can accept also couples. usually we have one or two volunteers at a time. thank you so much.
    winter is very cold - think twice before you write to us :)

    We also want to mention that there are spiders in the house. They are harmless, but they are big!!when its winter No insect.

    About the work for man with Bamboo -
    We are looking only!!! for physically strong man that have experience in out door work!! and this is because this work is very hard, and physically challenging - thank you for your understanding.

    About the work for the woman/man with cleaning -
    we think its good job for someone that enjoy cleaning, and care to clean very well.
    the work is with Hila, We really need the extra hand sometimes and be so happy if you come :)

    Thank you.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    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

    visiting here might be nice opportunity to see traditional farmers village in japan.
    you can see how people live and farm.
    can enjoy the local nature and walk in the bamboo forests and green tea fields.
    also we have a hike with view of fuji mountain (if clouds dont block the view)

    our hotel is in traditional Japanese house, so you can see a house from 100 years ago.
    we can speak Japanese with you and we sometimes cook Japanese food.

    hope you will like it here.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We try to write the help description as clear as we can so it would be easy to understand what you are coming for. we really wish for you to have great time here and for us to Enjoy and to get our important work done.

    1. Bamboo shoots harvest -
    help harvesting bamboo shoots. at the beginning of the season the bamboo shoots are hiding under ground when only their top in out, so it may takes time to find them.
    The bamboo shoots can wight from 300 gr. to 4 kg. every day we want to harvest as much as we can.
    in the morning we drive to the forest. then we climb up the mountain and starts harvesting. we collect the bamboo shots in 20 kg box and deliver them to the local farmers factory at the end of the day.

    2. Bamboo cutting and cleaning forest -
    we need help with cleaning our bamboo forest. we will cut old bamboos, pick up old brunches....and more. we have to move old bamboo bunches from the forest to another place..

    3. Bamboo cutting -
    we wish to cut about 300 bamboos - about 20 bamboos need to be cut every day. we cut them by hand saw and by chain saw. after cutting we need to carry the bamboo to the storage place. than we cut the 15 meter bamboos to 2.5 meter sections - this we do by electric saw. also we will clean the bamboo forest as we go. we also use machine to make the branches in to compost.
    and we give them to local artists.
    We cannot damage the bamboo, and this make this work also gentle and sensitive.

    It can be hard in the bamboo forest - there are no path, sometimes you need to climb the mountain, the bamboo is heavy... are you sure you are up for this?also mosquitoes are waiting for you there...bzzzzz.... its also beautiful and quite but its important for us to emphasize the challenging part since this job is very important to us and we work with a dead line. thank you so much

    4. House cleaning work:
    we need help with cleaning the house and gardening.
    we love to clean very well and we think its good job for someone that enjoy cleaning, and care to clean very well.
    also sometimes the work in under time pressure - and we need to clean good and fast - so we hope its ok for you.
    thank you so much.

  • Languages spoken

    Japanese: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    private or shared room
    if its a shared room, there will 2 in the room: 2 woman or 2 man.

    we would be living together and its important to us that you are clean and tidy.
    and please always change house cloth and
    working cloth.

    we are having a small hotel from April to November at here in separate house .
    so while you are here the hotel guests are here also and the guest privacy is very very important to us.

    we are sorry that this make you uncomfortable and we hope this is ok for you.
    Thank you so much.

    about meals - we don't cook meat. we cook veg and fish - we hope this ok for you. ( we can not offer vegan meals).
    we are happy to offer your meals on your working days. on your days off we ask that you take care for your food by yourself. thank you so much.

    After you contact us we would like to talk on whats app.

    thank you so much for your time,
    and for reading our page.
    all the best

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our village is traditional farmers village which is famous for the harvest of green-tea and Bamboo shoot.
    in this area you can enjoy: mountain hiking with great view of Fuji mountain, traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, Hot spring, rivers (good for swimming), famous fish market, traditional hand-craft arts workshops, traditional food market (on the 28 of every month) and Local restaurants.

    when you wish to go out from the house, there is 10 minutes walk to the nearest bus station, from there you can reach any destination.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 days a week, 5 hours per day. Two days off

Host ref number: 793299693576

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