Come and help with projects on our remote island farm surrounded by beautiful sea and nature in Ama-cho, Japan



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    Hi guys
    Because of the current situation, we like to ask you please only apply if you are currently already in Japan!
    If you are 100% confident you can make it to Japan you can apply as well, we could not support any visa application!!

    ------ Right now we are planting and seeding for the winter season. We have potatoes and soybeans to harvest, weekly vegetable boxes to make, and land to prepare, and because of a recent typhoon, I have a lot of lumber to cut into building timbers, which we can do with a couple of strong hands -----

    We living on a beautiful remote island in Japan. Located about 60km off the coast of the Japanese sea on an island group called Oki-noshima. We have an organic farm where we grow for local Shops, Restaurants, Hotels, and the local community as well as supermarkets in nearby cities, online and per order.
    We grow about 40-60 different types of vegetables and herbs throughout the season like a market garden and some fruits and we have around 100 chickens for eggs and 24 goats for grazing and meat.
    At the farm, I always have many interesting new projects, because I was a carpenter by trade I build everything myself.
    Our farm is following strictly organic and sustainable rules, we are very proud and feel great for what we do.
    At the moment I have so many ideas about building a new goat house a new chicken shed, an outdoor kitchen, and plenty of fencing to do, most things are being built from green or recycled wood.
    There is always plenty of firewood to be made.
    At my house, I am going through a complete refurbishment project that's from building to decorating absolutely everything. But time is little and that's why I need your help at the farm.
    I know you will learn a lot if you are willing.
    During the week and on weekends there are plenty of helpers on the Farm mainly locals or students, we work efficiently, and have plenty of fun, do BBQs or log fires
    Because of what I grow, I produce most things myself like bread, sausage, beer, pickles…
    If you wanna have fun and are a happy person who wants to be part of this great experience, then come along.

    Ideally, you have been working on farms before and bring great interest and knowledge in (organic) farming and working with animals.
    Having a driving license is a great advantage.

    We can only offer a minimum stay of 1 month.
    All workers will be paid ¥850 per hour.

    We work 5 days a week and you get to stay in our traditional Japanese house which is only for you guys! About 3 minutes away from the farm on our bicycles.

    Of course, there is free Wi-Fi in the house.
    Most of the time you will share the place with fellow workawayers 3-5 people...

    You do need to bring the right shoes and clothes, this is farm work and you will get wet and dirty!!!

    During the 3 years we have been on workaway we met many people from all over the world and many of them stayed much longer than a month.

    We live in another house down the road between the farm and your home.

    We do live super remote and it is not always easy, but we feel free and happy!!
    Local shopping can only be done at small shops in the nearby community.

    Hope to see you soon

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
    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

    Now for a start, you going to live in Japan, which is pretty cool. I, I am German. And where ever you come from it's gonna twist things even more. So culturally we going to have a lot of exchange. I traveled myself for many, many years around the globe and the best time I had, is when getting to know the locals and do the things they do. There are plenty of local festivals and activities.
    You will learn a massive portion of organic farming and be crafting.
    And so I hope that I will learn from your culture, I like talking to people and listen to music do BBQs, and sit by the fire.
    Especially cooking, I love food and cooking and eating.

  • 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.

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    You should have some knowledge about organic farming
    from bed preparation, seeding, planting, maintaining, harvesting, washing, and packing all types of vegetables
    I need people who are cool, open-minded, are fun to work with,
    If you have a building trade skill that is great but we still have to do normal farm chores as this is our no1 project
    and you shouldn't be scared of animals.
    I also do many market and event stalls in the local area.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Japanese: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will have a separate room with a shared toilet, shower bathroom, and kitchen in an old Japanese-style house all communal areas are shared. The house is about 5 minutes away from the farm and is separate from my own house.
    We also have bicycles to get around.
    Free wifi, washing machine, kitchen, etc
    We can offer you vegetables from the farm.
    If you are vegetarian you lucky because I have a farm full of it.
    And if you like fish bingo we have all the fish in the ocean, just need to catch it.
    I sometimes smoke fish and squid or meat or we have a bbq.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are plenty of local festivals and activities.
    You can go to the local shrine, do boat trips, go hiking, fishing, swimming, go to the local community center they seem to have many events on and a secondhand shop with a cafe is there, library, diving, bicycle trips, or help us even more at the farm.

    Because of Covid, there may be some restrictions!

  • 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

    We have free WiFi in the shared accommodation.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    8 hours 5 days a week

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