We are a kiwi couple with a small mountain Lodge in Hakuba. We love the outdoors (which is why we have chosen to live here!) and have a toddler and a dog.
We are looking for two different types of people depending on the time of year..
1. Someone to assist our lodge manager in running our cosy, friendly ski lodge. The person/people will be happy to help with a range of different tasks.. Including cleaning, driving, snow shoveling, gardening, meeting and greeting guests and generally taking the load off our manager so that they can also enjoy being in the mountains. (Dec-March, May, August).
2. Someone who loves a project and is keen to assist with our private forest cabin renovation. Preference will be given to those with experience/skills in carpentry and handy projects, but people with a can do attitude and willingness to learn will also be accepted. (April-Nov).
Helpers will receive ¥800 per hour plus accommodation. Because of the recent requirement to pay for every hour worked, we will be very selective on who we accept. Please message us with details of who you are and why you're interested. We're keen to work together to make an arrangement that suits both parties.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsLanguage practiceGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Computers/ Internet
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Hakuba is a wonderland of nature a and outdoor activities. In the summer/autumn there is mountain biking, hiking, rivers and lakes to enjoy. The winter it's a mecca for skiing and snowboarding. We live down a friendly street with close contact with our Japanese neighbours. We are an easy going couple that are keen to share our home and local knowledge with like minded and helpful travellers (we are travellers and have done workaway ourselves in the past, so we get what you're up to).
Projects involving children
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We are looking for people that are happy to help out with house keeping tasks (making beds, cleaning bathrooms etc.) and helping with grounds/gardening, renovation or building, it all depends on the season. Good English language is a must, Japanese language would be extremely helpful! Knowledge and willingness to do digital marketing for us would also be appreciated.
This host offers a language exchange
We speak english and are learning Japanese.
Own bedroom with a with a queen bed in it, and plenty of space to add a single bed in if necessary.
What else ...
We're happy to pick you up from Hakuba station or Hakuba bus terminal. We're also easy walking distance to echoland Main St which has convenience store, restaurants and bars. In winter there is a free bus service to the resorts. There are bikes available for use.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
The space is very good for remote working. Excellent wifi and plenty of private space.
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
Can possibly accept pets
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
How many Workawayers can stay?
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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