h26914

Member for
8 years

Tohoku

Niigata

Niigata, Agamati

東蒲原郡阿賀町

  • Rice Farm
  • Nature Guide
  • Nature School
  • Mini Hotel or Pension
  • Farm Restaurant, Farm Cafe
  • Gallery

  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Natural Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Eating Brown Rice and Vegetables
  • Producing Miso
  • Making Soba noodles

70 to 90% organic

No

We are alternative people, and live an organic mentality

玄米採食を中心に暮らしている。

If you decide to come to my house and farm, please know that ;

We are vegetarian, though we occasionally eat fish as well. The food is delicious and lovingly prepared by my wife, Makiko.
We eat everyday genmai, the brown rice, that we also grows by ourself.

There are many different jobs to do, though mainly you will work in the rice field, weeding our garden and cutting wood.

We will only accept Woofers that are fine with working in the rice field, if you cannot agree to that we cannot accommodate you.

If you come to our home you will be able to enjoy things such as my handmade bathhouse, fitted with a boiler and heated by fire, every night after work we can relax and loosen our muscles in the clean mountain water. My home is also surrounded by beautiful mountains, and situated next to a large river. I also have two museums, one of which is of the Jomon people. The other has many other pieces related to animals and humans of the past.

I am an artist and sculptor and wish to show and share with you my art pieces, many of which are situated in the very rice field you will be working!

We have many rooms in different buildings so you may choose your own sleeping place, with complete privacy. As well as a laundry machine you are free to use whenever you like.

I can speak simple English so please do not worry about not being able to communicate. I would however, appreciate any messages send in English to be written simply and please avoid using complicated terms and words. Thank you!

I hope that you will learn and experience many different things while staying with myself and my lovely wife.

  • We do not eat meat but we have meals with fish occasionally
  • Macrobiotic food
  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • We always cook homemade meals
  • We never eat fast food such as McDonald’s and KFC, etc.

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

No, nobody smokes

  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Near the mountains
  • Quiet place
  • On a big street
  • On a small street

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)

  • Typical Japanese Size
  • Other

We have many rooms in different buildings so you may choose your own sleeping place, with complete privacy. As well as a laundry machine you are free to use whenever you like.

10

28

20

No

Yes

  • Dog

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

  • 4 to 7 Days
  • A Few Weeks to a Few Months
  • Both Short Period and Long Period Welcome
  • The first 1 to 3 days will be a trial period. If we feel that the WWOOFer is not suited to our place, the activities we do and the people we are, then we ask them to leave

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
  • A group of friends WWOOFing together
  • A couple who are WWOOFing together
  • A wife and husband couple
  • Siblings WWOOFing together

It is not possible

  • Any gender
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • In their 40s
  • In their 50s
  • In their 60s and over
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • 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 can clean rooms
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who like talking to people
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • Responsible WWOOFers
  • Independent WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who have aspirations
  • WWOOFers who can be cooperative
  • WWOOFers who can undertake activities without supervision
  • 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 can be fine with humid hot summer
  • WWOOFers who are interested in this culture
  • Healthy WWOOFers

  • Weeding
  • Gathering grass
  • Planting rice plants
  • Reaping rice
  • Threshing
  • Chopping wood
  • Carrying logs
  • Supporting environmental activities
  • Making a bath using wood for fuel
  • Teaching
  • Computer related
  • Helping with shop activities

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 house separate from the main house
  • In a WWOOFer & worker house (building)

  • With the Host
  • Usually with the Host
  • Normally WWOOFers fix breakfast for themselves using ingredients we give them. We have lunch and dinner together
  • Other

ケースバイケース、希望によります。

We usually provide food for breakfast (bread, jam, coffee, tea,...), that you prepare and eat in the woofer house.
We have together lunch and dinner, prepared by my wife.
If sometimes you can cook some of your country's specialities, we would be very happy.
We are okay we any diet, case by case.

We can cook for even Vegans We can cook for WWOOFers who can eat eggs and dairy products but cannot eat meat or fish We can cook for WWOOFers who can eat fish, eggs and dairy products but cannot eat meat We can cook for WWOOFers who can eat chicken, fish, eggs and dairy products but cannot eat red meat

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
  • Other

I can speak simple English so please do not worry about not being able to communicate. I would however, appreciate any messages send in English to be written simply and please avoid using complicated terms and words. Thank you!

自然との共生、人との共生、我も人も仕合せを目指す。

My way of life is a symbiotic relationship of nature and humans.
WE ARE ACCEPTING WWOOFers
1月から11月まで受け入れしています
I receive wwwoofer from January to Novenber.