Help on our cottages and join our multicultural family in Hiruzen, Okayama, Japan



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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

  • Description


    The place where we live is in west of Japan called Hiruzen highland which is northern part of Okayama Prefecture.
    It is kinda middle of Osaka and Hiroshima.

    I manage rental cottages with my family and several staff in Hiruzen.

    Hello My name is Arisa,I'm 34 year-old.
    We are Japanese and Italian mixed family.
    My husband is from Italy and we have 2 sons, 8years old and 4 years old.

    My hobby is traveling, cooking and eating food.
    My husband imports olive oil from Italy and sells them. He likes playing basketball.

    My older son is third grade of elementary school.
    He enjoys drawing pictures, playing football and horse riding.

    Younger one goes to nursery school.
    He loves dinosaurs,and playing football with his brother.

    They are very active and energetic .

    We use both Japanese and Italian to communicate.

    I have registered workaway because I would like to make friends with people all over the world,
    also to improve English for traveling and to communicate with my guests.

    Unfortunately I do not have chance to study abroad or to talk in English.
    I studied in Italy for a year and lived with Italian family when I was a high school student.
    It was a great experience to learn a new language and culture.

    I would love to welcome guests and exchange culture here in Hiruzen.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our family is mixed with Japanese and Italian.
    We offer for you some times Japanese, Italian and a vegetable dishes.
    Eating together and and playing with the children
    When going out, having meal with us and and playing with children.
    You will be able to learn Japanese culture and so on.

    All the people working with us are warm and kind. You will improve Japanese working with them.

  • 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


    【We are looking for staff to manage it and cleaning the cottage together.】

    《The contents of the cottage management are various!》

    ·Cleaning of guest rooms
    ·SNS transmission
    ·Picture Model
    ·Movie production
    ·Check-in reception
    ·English support

    Besides cottage management...
    ·Child sitter
    ·Dinner preparation etc.

    Take advantage of your area of expertise.
    Please manage the cottage with us!

    ·Staff recruitment period : July 15th to mid-October

    ·working hours : 4~6 hour a day.
    ·Contents of work : See above.Let's consult and decide.
    ·Payment :I pey fee.
    ·Standing place :We prepare the staff house where you can stay.
    The staff house has tableware, bedding, kitchens, facilities and equipment.
    there are almost everything you need.

    ·Food : Please prepare each one.It has a self-cooking environment.

    Transportation : I'll rent a bicycle and a car.
    ※You can stay without a driver's license, but it is convenient if you have one.

    《For inquiries and applications, please contact me!》 

  • Languages spoken

    Japanese: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate
    English: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    ◆ Standing place :

    We prepare the staff house where you can stay.
    The staff house has tableware, bedding, kitchens, facilities and equipment.

    there are almost everything you need.
    There are two Japanese-style rooms.
    We have a futon, it isJapanese style bed.

    Bath room,toilet, living room, dining and kitchen are shared.

    We do not have any pets.
    No smoking inside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hiruzen highland is a nature rich tourist resort.
    You can enjoy mountain climbing, cycling, bird watching and so on.
    Throughout a year it is popular destination for tourists.

    For example, In spring you can enjoy fresh leaves flouwers in mountain.
    In summer, it is the most busiest time of the year!
    People come to Hiruzen to enjoy the nature!
    Autumn is stunning too as you will see lots of colors in nature!
    In winter, we have snow so you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding.
    You will enjoy clean air and beautiful sky!

    Agriculture and farming are also famous.
    In Hiruzen, you can see jersey cows farms,
    Hiruzen jersey daily products are the best:) There are some shops and convenience You will enjoy clean air and beautiful skystores around.
    You are welcomed to use our bicycles.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 977225198737