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Member for
7 years

Shikoku

Kouchi

Shimanto city

四万十市

  • Nature Guide
  • Camping Place
  • Farm Restaurant, Farm Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Gallery
  • Yoga Studio

  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Natural Farming
  • Permaculture
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Producing Honey
  • Bio
  • Eco-Farming
  • A Farm for Tourism
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Holding Courses for People to Experience Farming
  • Courses or Lectures About Farming
  • Solar Power
  • Using Wind to Generate Power
  • Making Mountain Paths
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Forestry and the Use of Timber
  • Peace in the World
  • Anti-Nuclear Power
  • Lectures or Classes for Learning About Nature
  • Music Concerts
  • Playing Musical Instruments
  • Picking Up Garbage
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Camping
  • Hand-Made Houses
  • Slow Food
  • Eating Brown Rice and Vegetables
  • Macrobiotics
  • Producing Salt
  • Food Care
  • Yoga
  • Fasting
  • Steiner Method
  • Making Wooden Things
  • Building Houses, Fixing Houses
  • Riding a Mountain Bike
  • Playing Western Music
  • Making Websites
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Swimming in the Ocean (In Season)
  • Dance
  • Hot Spring

About half organic

No

We are alternative people, and live an organic mentality

生産者の顔の見える範囲の食材の調達。ファーストフードはあり得ない。ゴミはなるべく出さない。タバコは吸わない。他同上。

  • We usually eat vegetables and rice but we have meat and fish if we are given it
  • We usually cook homemade meals
  • We never buy obento (lunch boxes) at convenience stores and supermarkets
  • 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

Yes, at designated location

  • In the mountains
  • Outside the town
  • Near the sea
  • Near the mountains
  • On a hill
  • Near a river
  • Quiet place

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

Over 100 ha

  • Typical Japanese Size
  • Large House
  • Home-Made House

26.6°C

5.6°C

No

No

  • All Year Round
  • Almost All Year Round
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

  • A Few Weeks
  • 3 to 4 Weeks
  • A Few Weeks to a Few Months
  • Both Short Period and Long Period Welcome
  • The period will be determined depending on our workload
  • 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
  • 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

Up to Four

5 to 20

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

It is not possible

  • No conditions. If we do not have other WWOOFers or other WWOOFer reservations, we welcome all WWOOFers
  • Any gender
  • Single WWOOFer
  • WWOOFers of any age
  • In their 30s
  • In their 40s
  • In their 50s
  • In their 60s and over
  • We prefer Japanese WWOOFers
  • We prefer WWOOFers who can speak Japanese
  • We prefer non Japanese WWOOFers
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers who have much physical strength
  • 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 cook meals by themselves at the Host
  • WWOOFers who like doing house chores, for example cooking, cleaning and washing
  • WWOOFers who can clean rooms
  • WWOOFers who like animals
  • WWOOFers who like outdoor sports
  • WWOOFers who are interested in doing the same activities as our trainees and our staff
  • WWOOFers who can talk to people well and serve our customers and guests well
  • WWOOFers who can do carpentry
  • WWOOFers who can use computers
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who like talking to people
  • 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 can be fine with humid hot summer
  • WWOOFers who can drive manual & automatic cars
  • WWOOFers who have a will to learn the native language(s)
  • WWOOFers who are interested in this culture
  • WWOOFers who like a life not using electricity
  • Healthy WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who do not have any animal allergies
  • WWOOFers who do not have allergy to eggs
  • WWOOFers who do not have dust allergy
  • WWOOFers who are interested in nature experience or becoming a nature guide rather than farming

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Gathering grass
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Watering
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Chopping wood
  • Carrying logs
  • Cultivation of farm land
  • Maintaining forest in the mountains / bush
  • Cleaning
  • Supporting camping grounds
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Making flower gardens
  • Making a bath using wood for fuel
  • Maintaining tools & equipment
  • Building houses
  • Repairing houses
  • Painting
  • Helping farm / environmental experience courses
  • Computer related
  • Helping with shop activities
  • Meeting / engaging with guests & customers
  • Washing
  • General living and accommodation related activities
  • Helping at events
  • Making handicrafts

Usually WWOOFers need to volunteer more than 6 hours a day, however, we are balancing that by giving WWOOFers something extra, eg. extra days off

  • In a house separate from the main house
  • In a WWOOFer & worker house (building)
  • In a tent or a teepee
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • One room for one person
  • One room for two WWOOFers

  • With other WWOOFers, trainees, etc.
  • Normally WWOOFers cook food for themselves using ingredients we give
  • Normally WWOOFers cook breakfast and dinner for themselves using ingredients we give them. We have lunch together

Ask us when contacting us We can cook for even Vegans We give ingredients and WWOOFers cook meals themselves, so they can cook anything they like usually

Yes, at a designated location

  • Yes, after volunteering time
  • Yes, but it is limited

Yes

At least one of our Host members has much time to communicate with WWOOFers

  • WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese now but they have to have a will to learn Japanese
  • No, WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese if they speak English
  • No

  • Japanese
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

ここは四国西南部、日本最後の清流と呼ばれる四万十川河口西岸岬の海抜60mの高台にあります。バブル最盛期に温泉保証施設として開発を始め、一時期、一部営業をしたものの、完成しないまま約10年前に廃業した場所です。
敷地面積約5万坪の敷地内には、湧き水や広大な完全無農薬ファームをはじめ、温泉・宿泊施設、レストランなどに利用されていた15棟の家屋が点在し、岩風呂や、桧木風呂など、すべての湯船から望むことが出来るオーシャンビューは絶景です。
また地下約800メートルより組み上げられる温泉は、冷泉ではありますが、有馬温泉の泉質に匹敵し、営業していた時期は多くの温泉マニアを唸らせたといわれています。
このプロジェクトは、敷地全体を、子供を持つ母親達をはじめとする女性からの視点で見た、環境・食・教育・防災・ エネルギーなどの様々な問題を、自己完結させる事が出来る枠組みに デザイン・リノベーションし、行政や地域社会などとも連携しながら 持続可能な循環型コミニティーのモデルケースとなる事を目指してゆこうというプロジェクトで、今を生きる大人達が未来に何をリレーして行くべきなのかを、有志の皆様とともに実際のコミ二ティーの中で表現し、世界に示していこうというものです。
すでに敷地内にはカフェ・ギャラリー・多目的ホール・温泉・宿泊施設の運営が開始されており、今後キャンプ場の整備や、農場の運営、整備なども進めて行く段階です。
他の農地からの農薬の影響を受けない太平洋に突き出した先端の高台にある独立した広大な無農薬ファームは、長年にわたって地主さんによって育まれており、温暖な気候と良質な土壌から、年間を通じ様々な美味しい農作物が収穫されています。

また、地質学者的側面を持つ地主さんがボーリング調査で偶然発見した地層が
高知大学での分析の結果、古代の海藻などが堆積したフミン物質の地層であることが判明。フミン層には天然のミネラルや栄養素が凝縮されており、大学と共同研究し、これを荷電処理し熟成させる事でフルボ酸(酵素)の抽出に成功し、すでに「フミンゲン」として製品化し、ています。
以前、NHKの番組でヤギが数十キロ離れた場所から断崖絶壁に露出した泥を舐めにくるという映像を見たことがありましたが、その泥こそフミン層であり、
生命維持に欠かせない物質が含まれている事を動物は本能的に知っているようです。
ここの無農薬ファームの土はこのフミンゲンによって栄養豊かな土壌となっており、ここで栽培された野菜は味、収穫量ともに群を抜いています。
生のサツマイモを丸かじりする犬には驚きました。
人参などは熱を通すと甘みが増すという効果もあります。
トウモロコシは生でかじると美味しいです。
また、有用微生物群でもあるフミンゲンを使った飯館村での放射性物質除染実験では群を抜いたデータも得ています。
ここでは、このような最先端バイオテクノロジーを学ぶ事も可能です。

当ホストは、ウーファーさんたちが宿泊する棟はホスト家族が暮らす家とは離れています。妻は小さい子供が3人おりウーファーさんたちのいる棟まで来れるのは週に数回ほどです。また、私は東京でも別の事業をしており高知にいないこともあります。ですが、ウーファーさんたちの担当をしてもらっている優秀なスタッフが数名おり、ウーファーさんたちに寂しい思いはさせません。彼らをホストであると思っていただき、何かあればいつでも彼らにお話ししていただければと思います。ただ、家族スタイルのWWOOFホストではないということはご理解の上ご来訪ください」

We are located at Shikoku, southwestern of Japan, by a river called Shimanto, situated at 60m above sea level, where the river meets the Pacific Ocean.
About 10 years ago the business at Yama Mizuki used to be a Spa facility that went out of business.
Yama Mizuki, it is about 50.000square meters and we have about 15 facilities in between café-­‐restaurant, houses to rent, organic farm, hot springs, kids playground, camp site (motor homes/tents) and an event hall.
The hot springs has a magnificent river-­‐ocean view and it is pump up by about 800m from underground.
The Yamamizuki project will be a renovation design model that will be able to self-­‐contain various problems against the environment, food, education, accident prevention and energy, it will become a case model of sustainable recycling oriented program with the cooperation of the local community and the government.
That is our aim.
The Yamamizuki Café and event Hall is already in use since August 2013. Our next target will be the campsite and organic farm.
The organic farm has a high quality soil and mild climate that favors our vegies and we can have a nice harvest through out the year.
While drilling the well for the hot springs a sample to be analyzed was sent at Kochi University and the results were discovered formations of nutrients and
natural mineral that has been condensed to humic substances.
The joint research with Kochi University presented a succeeded extraction of an enzyme from this humic substance that we commercialize as “Fumingen”.
With the use of Fumigen the soil becomes very enriched and we can grow a very tasty delicious vegetables.
You can learn most advanced biotechnology at Yama Mizuki like a state of art.
WE ARE ACCEPTING WWOOFers
2014年2月よりホスト登録させて頂きました。
日本最後の清流、四万十川河口西岸岬の高台(敷地面積約5万坪)に、カフェ、多目的ホール、宿泊施設、温泉、キャンプ場、野外ステージ、無農薬ファームなどを整備しながら新たなVillage創りを行っています。

当ホストは、ウーファーさんたちが宿泊する棟はホスト家族が暮らす家とは離れています。妻は小さい子供が3人おりウーファーさんたちのいる棟まで来れるのは週に数回ほどです。また、私は東京でも別の事業をしており高知にいないこともあります。ですが、ウーファーさんたちの担当をしてもらっている優秀なスタッフが数名おり、ウーファーさんたちに寂しい思いはさせません。彼らをホストであると思っていただき、何かあればいつでも彼らにお話ししていただければと思います。ただ、家族スタイルのWWOOFホストではないということはご理解の上ご来訪ください」
現在日本人、及び日本語の話せる方で、カフェなどに興味のある方を募集中です。
We are looking for motivated WWOOFers to give us a hand on this summer, if you have WH visa or if you are Japanese national we can try to have part timers.


We are looking for female staff, bilingual (preferential) or with some Japanese skills to help us at the YamaMizuki Cafe and guide our guests around Yamamizuki.

We are looking for some cooks from any kind to help us in a kitchen as well as any kind of cosine.


Musicians/dancers/performers/Circus related.


We are looking for URGENTLY WWOOFers with experience in sand bag house and Cob house for some advises.
Painters and sculpture artists.
Aroma therapists, any WWOOF in a dream of a good aroma.
People with positive mind in volunteer.



We are located at Shikoku, southwestern of Japan, by a river called Shimanto, situated at 60m above sea level, where the river meets the Pacific Ocean.
About 10 years ago the business at Yama Mizuki used to be a Spa facility that went out of business.
Yama Mizuki, it is about 50.000square meters and we have about 15 facilities in between café-­‐restaurant, houses to rent, organic farm, hot springs, kids playground, camp site (motor homes/tents) and an event hall.
The hot springs has a magnificent river-­‐ocean view and it is pump up by about 800m from underground.
The Yamamizuki project will be a renovation design model that will be able to self-­‐contain various problems against the environment, food, education, accident prevention and energy, it will become a case model of sustainable recycling oriented program with the cooperation of the local community and the government.
That is our aim.
The Yamamizuki Café and event Hall is already in use since August 2013. Our next target will be the campsite and organic farm.
The organic farm has a high quality soil and mild climate that favors our vegies and we can have a nice harvest through out the year.
While drilling the well for the hot springs a sample to be analyzed was sent at Kochi University and the results were discovered formations of nutrients and
natural mineral that has been condensed to humic substances.
The joint research with Kochi University presented a succeeded extraction of an enzyme from this humic substance that we commercialize as “Fumingen”.
With the use of Fumigen the soil becomes very enriched and we can grow a very tasty delicious vegetables.
You can learn most advanced biotechnology at Yama Mizuki like a state of art.

Ps: People holding a working Holliday visa or Japanese national you will have an opportunity in do some part time job.

Thanks so much,

Marcelo