h11575

Member for
13 years

Kyushu/Okinawa

Oita

Hita city

日田市

  • Rice Farm
  • A Sweets Producer

  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • General Organic Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Making Jam
  • Producing Miso
  • Aikido (Japanese Art of Self Defense)
  • Flower Arrangement
  • Traditional Japanese Family

70 to 90% organic

No

We have an organic attitude of sorts, but we do not go out of our way to be organic or alternative, rather, we do what suits us at the time

新鮮なものを材料にして丁寧に料理して美味しくたべる食事の時間を大切にしています。食事のときにお互いの文化や様々なお話をして交流をはかっています。

  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • We cook mainly Japanese meals
  • Two big meals a day
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We always cook homemade meals

We drink and if WWOOFers like drinking, we may have opportunities to drink sometimes

No, nobody smokes

  • Mixed area of farming and residential houses
  • In the town
  • Near the mountains
  • Quiet place
  • WWOOFers can walk here from the nearest public transportation, station / bus stop

Our home and our workplace are situated at the same place or very close to each other and so the atmosphere stated pertains to both our home and our workplace

Within 0.5 ha (50 a)

  • Large House
  • Two Story House
  • Traditional farm house
  • Other

築100年以上の元庄屋風の農家

Japanese traditional farm house built over 100 years ago.

14

25

17

5

No

Yes

  • Dog

  • All Year Round

  • A Few Weeks
  • 3 to 4 Weeks
  • A Few Months
  • Both Short Period and Long Period Welcome

Up to Five

20 to 50

  • 2 friend WWOOFers of the same gender
  • 2 friend WWOOFers of different gender
  • A couple who are WWOOFing together
  • A wife and husband couple
  • A wife and husband and their child(ren)

Depends on the situation

  • No conditions. If we do not have other WWOOFers or other WWOOFer reservations, we welcome all WWOOFers
  • Any gender
  • A wife & husband couple, or a couple
  • WWOOFers of any age
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers who have much physical strength
  • WWOOFers do not need much physical strength but they should be able to do light activities
  • WWOOFers who are planning to be a farmer
  • WWOOFers who want to learn farming skills
  • WWOOFers who want to try organic farming
  • WWOOFers who are interested in farming
  • WWOOFers who like nature
  • WWOOFers who are interested in living in a rural area
  • WWOOFers who are interested in food
  • WWOOFers who can cook
  • WWOOFers who like doing house chores, for example cooking, cleaning and washing
  • WWOOFers who can clean rooms
  • WWOOFers who like animals
  • WWOOFers who can use computers
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who like talking to people
  • WWOOFers who have a happy smile
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • Responsible WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who have aspirations
  • WWOOFers who can be patient
  • WWOOFers who can be cooperative
  • WWOOFers who can undertake activities without supervision
  • WWOOFers who are interested in producing quality outcomes
  • WWOOFers who can learn things with the Host together
  • WWOOFers who can get up early in the morning
  • WWOOFers who do not dislike insects
  • WWOOFers who can be fine with humid hot summer
  • Other

家族の一員として家庭生活を共有できる人がベストです。

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Gathering grass
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Planting rice plants
  • Reaping rice
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Thinning out flowers / small fruits
  • Shipping goods
  • Maintaining forest in the mountains / bush
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Helping farm / environmental experience courses
  • Computer related
  • Taking dogs for a walk
  • Helping to prepare a new shop
  • Helping at events
  • Other

We are trying to give WWOOFers 6 hours a day, however, it may increase or decrease depending on the activities we are doing

  • In a room in the house where the Host family live
  • In a traditional Japanese Tatami mat room
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • Using a bed
  • One room for one person
  • One room for two WWOOFers
  • One big room for several WWOOFers

  • With the Host
  • Other

食事の時間を大切にしています。楽しく食事をすることを共有できることが希望です。

Depends on the situation Ask us when contacting us

Yes, at a designated location

  • Yes, but it is limited

It depends on the activities we are doing at our place at the time, however, we usually have time to communicate with WWOOFers

  • No, WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese if they speak English

  • Japanese
  • English

家族構成は、95歳の父と52歳の妻そして60歳私の3人です。私は、脱サラ・Uターン後就農して約15年ほどになりますが、喫茶店を本業としていたため副業としての普通の農業の経験しかありません。農業を本業として本格的に有機農業に取り組みだしたのは、まだ2年前からです。いろいろと試行錯誤しながら昨年やっと念願の無農薬米(完全な有機栽培まではいきませんが近いもの)ができました。これを契機に、稲の完全有機化を完成させる、また他の作物(例えば、裏作の麦や大豆、小豆や野菜)への水平展開を考えています。
有機農業を目指すのは、物理的には、人間を含む全ての生物や環境に対し安全、安心であるからでももちろんありますが、人間が物事に向かう時の基本的、精神的な拠りどころみたいもの(感謝や自然に対する畏怖の念や神の摂理など)を内包しており、諸事に当たって人間に思い起こさせる働きを持っているからではないかと思い直すことがあります。今の世を騒がせるいろんな事件、出来事もそういう精神の欠如から来ているのではないかと思うこのごろです。そういう意味からも、当農園の来られる方々が実作業を通して少しでも忘れていたものを思い起こす事に私どもが協力できれば幸いです。

WE ARE ACCEPTING WWOOFers
九州大分県日田市からウーファー1~2名を急募(5月~7月)!!
作業内容は、コメ播種作業、田んぼ耕耘(トラクター運転希望)、田植え、大豆&小豆播種など。その他、料理、皿洗いや犬の世話などの家事も。
【れんげファームの特徴】
・家族構成:明るく元気な妻60歳と万年青年の私70歳、そしていつも私たちを癒してくれる2匹のペットドッグ(9歳のラブラド-ルと4歳のミックス犬)の4人家族です。
・築120年以上の伝統的な農家屋で家族同然の日本的共同生活。
・ペットドッグと一緒に朝の散歩からはじまる日常。コースは神社や公園、里山、川べりなど多種日替わり。
・“温泉県大分”の魅力。農作業の後は、近場の温泉でリフレッシュ!
・オフデイには市内の有名観光スポット(豆田町)へ徒歩5分でアクセス。
・毎月2回の日本語教室へ参加して語学力アップとついでに友人をゲット。
Urgent recruitment of 1-2 woofers from Hita City, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu (May-July) !!
The work includes rice sowing work, rice field cultivation (hope for tractor operation), rice planting, soybean & red bean sowing. Other household chores such as cooking, washing dishes and caring for dogs.
【Characteristics of Renge farm】
1. Family constitution : 4 families, my wife: brightly cheerful but can't speak English, so a "practical" Japanese teacher for foreigners; me: 70 years old but still can't lose to young guys! And two pet dogs, 9 year-old labrador and 4-year mixed who heal us all the time.
2. House : typical traditional farmer's house, founded over 120 years ago and you can experience a Japanese-style communal life like a family.
3. Morning walk : everyday starting from a morning walk with pet dogs. Courses vary daily such as shrines, parks, forest and river sides.
4. Onsen : there are some hot springs("onsen") in Hita, so you can use it after working and refresh!
5. On off-day access to famous tourist spots (Meda-machi) in the city in 5 minutes.
6. Participate in Japanese classes twice a month to improve language skills and get friends.