Help to transform our old farmhouse to be part of permaculture-based community in Chiba, Japan



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    We were given use of an 100 year old Japanese farmhouse and the several acres of land around it early February 20121. The house itself is in urgent need of repair, and a new roof. For the time being we are living in the next door barn which as bedrooms and a basic kitchen, dining area, showers and composting toilets.

    The farm consists of 3 pieces of terraced land near the top of the hill surrounded by forest near the top of the hill and is beautiful and as peaceful as you can wish for. The land has not been used for many many years and is overrun and needs work and care to bring it into sustainable use.

    Our plans are to turn the land into as much of a permaculture based community of like minded people. To learn and preserve old Japanese methods of farming so that these can be shared with guests coming to the farm.

    We also will add glamping tents to the site to increase the accommodation and to run yoga/meditation and other healing retreats.

    The project has been started by Tim a long time resident of Japan. He has been searching for land to turn into a retreat for some years. After failed attempts in Australia and Nepal the land became available and we now have permission to use the area.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We offer some interaction with local Japanese people. Chance to visit the very beautiful Kamogawa area the birthplace of Nichiren Buddhism.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    We are looking for people to help with clearing and maintaining the land, gardening and planting of veg, general management of the site, diy and building projects and cooking for those at the farm.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Japonais: Débutant

  • Hébergement


    We have 2 shared rooms in our converted barn and large glamping tents. Personal tents are also welcome. The farm is only a few months old. While the sleeping and living area of the Barn is comfortable the kitchen and dining area are basic, as are the showers, we do have plenty of hot water tho. All toilets are composting system toilets.
    Food is cooked both individually and communially and we need workawayers to help with cooking, be it their own food or in preparation of communal food.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Any time off can be spent exploring the area, there are temples, beautiful countryside, beaches and the whole Boso peninsula. Transport is by bus from Kamogawa town. The farm is 3 km from the bus.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 337536391163