Come help us with our eco-ski lodge project and enjoy the Northern Japanese Alps in Niigata, Japan



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  • Description


    We are developing an eco-tourism project in the Japanese Alps, and we are looking for outdoor enthusiasts to help us keep the project going. The project includes a ski lodge and a coffee shop in an area that offers multiple options for eco-tourism activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, ski and snowboard, cross country skiing, winter camping etc.

    We provide accommodation on site in a small cabin and pay a minimum wage. A car can also be arranged.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Discover the lesser-known Japan of the mountains, which differs greatly from living in the big cities. The property is located at the base of the majestic Mount Daigenta in Echigo-Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture, where the official summer sport is hiking and swimming in the mountain rivers. The hired candidate will have a lot of free time to ski or snowboard, when no snow needs to be removed or guests are not coming.

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

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Work will include snow removal, cleaning of the property, home improvement work, and house keeping. Might help with the coffee shop as well.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is directly on the property in a smaller cabin used as the reception desk in the summer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is also a famous snow resort and hot spring resort, offering skiing until mid-May and outdoors activities of all kinds. The town has its own Shinkansen station, providing access to Tokyo (75 minutes) and the rest of the JR network. It is also a 60 minutes drive or train ride to the Japan Sea coast.

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a reliable wifi connection on-site

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    10:00 to 16:00 (4-5 hrs a day)

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