Help us to restore a traditional Japanese kominka and explore a unique culture in Omachi, Japan

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    05/12/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi everyone. (japanese below)

    We purchased a long-sought old folk house in the spring of 2021. The place is Miasa in Omachi City, Nagano Prefecture. It is a very beautiful place where you can see the Northern Alps. We are a French and Japanese couple. Every weekend, we are proceeding with the renovation work of the old folk house by ourselves. Our basis is to renovate by utilizing materials such as waste materials as much as possible. Be kind to the earth and be able to return to nature. That's a very good idea, but I can't do 100%, so I'm doing it with a feeling of about 80%. Please contact me if you are interested. I'm excited about many encounters! thank you.

    こんにちは!
    私たちは2021の春に念願の古民家を購入しました。場所は長野県大町市の美麻です。
    北アルプスを眺めることができるとても美しいところです。
    私たちはフランス人と日本人のカップルです。毎週末に古民家の改修工事を自分たちで進めています。
    私たちの基本は、なるべく廃材などの資材を活かしてリノベーションすることです。
    地球に優しく、自然に還ることができるように。それはとても良い考えですが、100%はできませんので80%くらいの気持ちでやっています。興味があったらぜひ連絡くださいね。たくさんの出会いにわくわくしています!ありがとう。

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It may be interesting for everyone to have international cultural exchange, eventually discovering new way of thinking.
    You can see what looks like renovate a kominka by DIY. And enjoy country side way of life.

  • Help

    Help

    The help we requested is mainly about DIY, as painting, light carpentry, chopping wood, gardening, etc.
    Nothing very difficult and we will always work together.
    It’s a good opportunity to be introduced to news skills or to teach us your skills. There’s no age to learn.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent

    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

    Accommodation

    A tatami room with a kotatsu in the house.
    We can eat together or separated, as you want.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the area, there’s of course the Alps with a lot of outdoors activities.
    You can rent a scooter if you have the license for.
    We (especially me) like freedom.

  • 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.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 3-4 days/week


Host ref number: 966383477833