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Member for
8 years

Hokkaido

Hokkaido

Shimamaki,Shimamaki-gun.

島牧郡島牧村

  • Vegetable Farm
  • Poultry Farm
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Farm Inn, Backpackers Lodge, Etc.
  • Farm Foods Processing Place
  • Other

オンライン絵画教室

Online painting class

  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Natural Farming
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Keeping Free-Range Chickens
  • Production of Non Genetically Modified Foods
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Holding Courses for People to Experience Farming
  • Tips About Running a Farm
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Using Well Water
  • Anti-Nuclear Power
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • Picking Up Garbage
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Camping
  • Making Jam
  • Producing Miso
  • Baking Bread Using Natural Yeast
  • Slaughtering Chickens for Meat for Human Consumption
  • Producing Processed Food
  • Traditional Local Japanese Cooking
  • Roadside Store Selling Food Directly to the Public
  • Shiatsu, Acupressure, and Massage
  • Fasting
  • Making Wooden Things
  • Building Houses, Fixing Houses
  • Radio DJ
  • Snowboarding
  • Making Websites
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Swimming in the Ocean (In Season)
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Fishing
  • Hot Spring
  • General Japanese Family

100% 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

  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • We cook mainly Japanese meals
  • We sometimes cook Western types of food
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We always cook homemade meals
  • We never eat pre-made foods from supermarkets and department stores
  • We never buy obento (lunch boxes) at convenience stores and supermarkets
  • We never eat fast food such as McDonald’s and KFC, etc.

When we have a party or an event, we might drink with WWOOFers but these occasions are not so often

No, nobody smokes

  • Near the sea
  • Near the mountains
  • In a valley between mountains
  • Near a river
  • Very quiet
  • On a small street
  • WWOOFers can walk here from the nearest public transportation, station / bus stop

Our home and our workplace are situated at different places and the atmosphere stated pertains to our workplace

Within 1ha (100 a)

  • Small House
  • One Story House
  • Other

The house is located by the sea.

10

22

10

-5

No

No

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October

  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • 3 to 4 Weeks
  • If WWOOFers want to stay for a long period, after about a one week trial period, we decide if the WWOOFer is suited to our place and whether we will ask him or her to stay longer

We welcome one WWOOFer at a time, and a few WWOOFers too can stay with us simultaneously

5 to 20

  • 2 friend WWOOFers of the same gender
  • 2 friend WWOOFers of different gender
  • A couple who are WWOOFing together
  • A wife and husband couple
  • Siblings WWOOFing together

Depends on the situation

  • Any gender
  • Single WWOOFer
  • Not single WWOOFer
  • A wife & husband couple, or a couple
  • Under 20
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • In their 40s
  • In their 50s
  • In their 60s and over
  • 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 with absolutely no farming experience are welcome
  • 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 environmental issues
  • WWOOFers who are interested in living in a rural area
  • WWOOFers who are interested in food
  • WWOOFers who can cook
  • WWOOFers who can look after children
  • WWOOFers who like outdoor sports
  • WWOOFers who can do carpentry
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who like talking to people
  • Quiet WWOOFers
  • Funny WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who have a happy smile
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • Responsible WWOOFers
  • Independent 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 have no dislikes about eating and food
  • WWOOFers who do not dislike insects
  • WWOOFers who have a will to learn the native language(s)
  • WWOOFers who are interested in this culture
  • Healthy WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who have done WWOOFing before at different places

  • Harvesting
  • Thinning out flowers / small fruits
  • Shipping goods
  • Washing the dishes
  • Looking after children

Usually 6 hours or less a day

  • In a room in the house where the Host family live
  • In a house separate from the main house
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • One room for one person
  • One big room for several WWOOFers
  • Other

*About Wwoofers room and facilities
We have 1 room for 2 wwoofers in our own house.
It's spacious bright room with nice view from the window.
Futon beddings, closet,table and chairs provided.
you can hear the sounds of waves.
free wi-fi. hot shower.
we can rent a bycicle. 5minutes from bus stop,bank,post office and grocery store.

  • Usually with the Host
  • Other

*About meals.
We basically cook you 3 meals everyday.
we proudly choose the local grown ingredients first,and Hokkaido made ones. we eat local rice,vegetables,eggs,fish,mineral water.Hokkaido-made wheat,meat,vegetables and more.
we love to eat home made processed food such as Miso,tomato sauce,jams,pickles etc.

We would love to eat what you cook your local food too!

We can cook for WWOOFers who are really light vegetarians, who can eat chickens, ham & sausages, eggs, dairy products

Yes, at a designated location

  • No

Yes

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

  • WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese now but they have to have a will to learn Japanese

  • Japanese
  • English
  • Other

we would like to have who speaks Japanese or highly motivated to use it.

*About us---HAPPY PLACE---organic tomato field
Shimamaki,where we live is a village along with the coast facing the Sea of Japan.It's a between the ocean and mountains surrounded by deep and untouched nature.

We mainly grow cherry tomatoes in greenhouses.Besides we grow some other crops too.Our field is placed near the river in a quiet area by the forest.
we started to grow tomatoes in 2011 just after 3.11 big earthquake happened.Futoshi and Keiko quit their work at a Fish product factory and decided to start new lifestyle as Organic Farmers. Since 2012 we started building secondhanded-greenhouses one by one,improve the skills of growing tomato and other vegetables.
In 2013 we became a wwoof host.It's becoming kind of busy cause we have our child and Keiko can not help working at farm.so it was a natural choice for us to become a wwoof host to get helping hands.we both used to like traveling overseas when we were twenties and got use to communicate with people from other countries.we had over 100 people in 9 years from Europe,America and some Asian countries.

Futoshi loves white wine and snowboarding,Keiko loves cooking,baking and drawings.We have 2daughters age8 and age4.

*About Shimamaki
There are kinds of wilderness such as fox,deer,snakes and even bears in the mountains.we love to go hiking and sometimes pick up some wild eatable plants in spring and autumn.
There are rich sea creatures such as kelps,fishes in the sea.In summer we love to go swimming there to discover the beauties under water.

Salmons come back to clean rivers in the Autumn.
Looking down on the ground There are thousands of little creatures and microorganisms in our field.
Looking at the sun setting to the sea,your mind will be fullfilled peacefully and can expand you view.

It's not convinient as the city life but we love the way to be "inconvinient" living here and feel home to be with nature and its confortable.we enjoy our life with DIY spirits.
Slip out of the concrete world,you can feel free of yourself here now,past and the future.
Let's share the thoghts and ideas for our bright future!

*Our Mission
*The agriculture that never pollute the sea.
*Grow FOOD for local children.
*Create the special fields scene that last for 100years.

*What we do---Schedule for farming
April: plant seeds,watering,operating greenhouses, plant seedlings.building new greenhouses.
May: plant seedlings,watering and operating greenhouses, building new greenhouses.weeding.
June: taking suckers off,wrap branch around strings,weeding.
July: taking suckers off,wrap branch around strings,picking worms,weeding, start harvesting cherry tomatoes.
August: Harvesting cherry tomatoes almost everyday,select and pack them in boxes and more.
September: Harvesting cherry tomatoes,select and pack them in boxes and more.
October: still have some harvesting tomatoes but start clearing up the field,agricultural materials and plants.

*Daily schedule
In summer we have breakfast at 5AM,go to the field and work about 6hours a day until just before lunch.you have free time in the afternoon.
In spring and Autumn,we start later in the morning.it depends on the sun rising time and temparture and weather on that day.
Lunch time:about 12noon
Dinner time:about 6PM
We have little children.we go to the bed about 9PM.

WE ARE ACCEPTING WWOOFers
2021年度の8月~10月まで受入れしています!
家から海まで1分! 海に沈む夕日もばっちり。
海に入れば身体も心も癒されます。
We are looking for acceptance from August to October 2021.