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HI, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR AUGUST FOR GARDENING AND BREAKDOWN SOME WALLS :D
We are young artist starting artist in residence project and cultural center for community in a 150 years old historical japanese house that belong to the old samurai family of the region. We work as an NGO just for cultural and artistic exchange with the comunity and people from all around the world. The house is located in Ozu, surrounded by beautiful mountains, nature and rivers.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
First of all we offer space for you to develop your own artistic project. Whatever this it, we don't have preferences for any field in art and design. Could be a sculpture, painting and computer design project , etc, and even a project related with the house restoration and decoration of the house.
You could stay in a real traditional japanese house from 19th century. This is a historical building that belongs the the old samurai lord of the area in Meiji era.
Meet and live with japanese artists and artists from other countries.
Meet people from Ozu and local farmers that usually visit us for events, classes and meetings.
Learn japanese language and cook japanese food.
Getting in touch with my family's historical heritage, like a 300-year-old katana that belonged to my ancestors and other family treasures.
Visit the family private temple.
Wear kimonos and yucatas.
Participate and learn about tea ceremony.
We need help in a lot of tasks, but priorities are construction help (breaking down thin walls and painting etc) and gardening, like fix the waterpond and planting. etc.
Please let me know if you have skills and experience in this field and we will give you priority on the voluntary list.
We are planning a renovation to open a coffee shop and a whole new garden project.
We also need help for cleaning and decoration.
And social media, graphic design, filmmakers with drones, advertising and marketing campaign for the services and events for the community etc could really help us too in our project.
PLEASE IF YOU WRITE TO US LET US KNOW:
-ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU, WHERE R U FROM, AGE ETC.
-WHICH TASK CAN YOU DO AND IN WHICH FIELD YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE.
-AVAILABILITY ABOUT DATES
-WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN JOIN US.
japanese, english, spanish
We have many tatami japanese rooms style and futons. AC and big kitchen. Local farmers could provide very cheap vegetables.
We can spread the budget for dinner and rotate who is in charge. This gets very cheap when we share the cost.
Local farmers usually give us stuff for free or very cheap.
Also there's a lot of very cheap super markets in the town. Or convini Lawson 10 min walking.
Beautiful landscapes, bycicle rides, visit hystorical area, meditation etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week