h30375

Member for
7 years

Chubu

Fukui

Sabae-shi

鯖江市

  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Ecotourism
  • Farm Inn, Backpackers Lodge, Etc.
  • Center for the Environment
  • Welfare Center

  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Small Scale, Large Variety Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Berry Orchard
  • Herb Growing
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Forestry and the Use of Timber
  • Supporting Handicapped People
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • Playing Musical Instruments
  • Picking Up Garbage
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Eating Brown Rice and Vegetables
  • Making Jam
  • Making Japanese Pickles
  • Baking Bread
  • Making Soba noodles
  • Traditional Local Japanese Cooking
  • Zen
  • Building Houses, Fixing Houses
  • Tea Ceremony
  • Playing Music with Local People
  • Karaoke
  • Traditional Japanese Garden Design
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Swimming in the Ocean (In Season)
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Bird Watching
  • Hot Spring
  • General Japanese Family
  • Traditional Japanese Family

Not applicable

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 cook mainly Japanese meals
  • We sometimes cook Asian types of food
  • We sometimes cook Western types of food
  • We usually cook homemade meals
  • We may eat pre-made foods from supermakets and department stores
  • We may buy obento (lunch boxes) at convenience stores and supermarkets

We do not drink much. If WWOOFers want to drink, they can bring their own drink but it has to be a little amount and of course it must not interfere with WWOOFing

Yes

  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Near the mountains
  • Quiet place

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

Within 0.5 ha (50 a)

  • Small House
  • Large House
  • Two Story House
  • Traditional farm house
  • Typical Residential Home

No

Yes

  • Dog
  • Other Pets

ウサギ

Rabbit

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

  • 4 to 7 Days
  • For Short Stay Only
  • 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

One Only

5 to 20

It is not possible

  • No conditions. If we do not have other WWOOFers or other WWOOFer reservations, we welcome all WWOOFers
  • We prefer female WWOOFers, if possible
  • Single WWOOFer
  • WWOOFers of any age
  • We prefer WWOOFers who can speak Japanese
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers who have much physical strength
  • WWOOFers with absolutely no farming experience are welcome
  • 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 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 can understand and deal with handicapped people
  • 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
  • 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 do not dislike insects
  • WWOOFers who can be fine with humid hot summer
  • 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
  • WWOOFers who do not have any animal allergies
  • Other

ゲストハウスのトイレはボットン式です。歩いて五分位の母屋には水洗トイレがあります。
スタッフに聴覚障害者がいますが、彼ともジェスチャーを交えて積極的に交流を図れることも大切です。

Toilet in guesthouse where wwoofer stays is traditional Japanese one, i.e. non-water-flow type. Enough clean.

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Seeding
  • Harvesting
  • Sifting soil
  • Watering
  • Planting rice plants
  • Reaping rice
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Chopping wood
  • Carrying logs
  • Cultivation of farm land
  • Feeding livestock
  • Moving dung
  • General animal care
  • Maintaining forest in the mountains / bush
  • Cleaning
  • Collecting garbage
  • Supporting environmental activities
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Making flower gardens
  • Repairing houses
  • Computer related
  • Helping with shop activities
  • Meeting / engaging with guests & customers
  • Taking dogs for a walk
  • Washing
  • General living and accommodation related activities
  • Shoveling snow
  • Pruning trees
  • Helping at events
  • Repapering paper sliding doors
  • Supporting handicapped people

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 room in an office / a shop
  • In a traditional Japanese Tatami mat room
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • One room for two WWOOFers
  • One big room for several WWOOFers

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

Ask us when contacting us

Yes

  • Yes, after volunteering time

Yes

If we do not have any language barriers, we have time to communicate with WWOOFers

  • Yes, to a certain degree
  • WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese now but they have to have a will to learn Japanese

  • Japanese
  • English
  • Other

手話が出来ます

Japanese sign language

ここ福井県鯖江市はは全国シェアの80%以上を誇る眼鏡のフレーム製造、及び漆器生産に始まり、越前焼や越前和紙、越前打刃物等、日本伝統文化の真髄とも言える技術が集う場です。そして、私が住む町は、特に漆器産業が根付いている所で、町並みにも昔の日本を偲ばせる風景が多々あります。
私は、その環境と周囲にある自然の豊かさを活かした滞在型のグリーンツーリズムを目指しております。その取り組みの中で自分の得意とする事や好きな事を実践しつつ、日本の古来より伝わる質素倹約(=侘び寂び)の生活を味わう事を理想としています。
現在、築150年の本宅における農家民宿業を通し、宿泊者には漆器体験、茶事体験や農業体験が出来る様、関係者とのネットワークを構築し、付加価値を高めている段階です。
また廃屋となった一般住宅をゲストハウスとして運営する準備や自宅菜園となる畑の土作り等の整備もあり、昼間だけ営業している喫茶店と併せて、試行錯誤を繰り返しつつも日々出来る事を「無理なく」「楽しく」をモットーに取り組んでおります。
私の趣味に茶道があり、その精神の根本にある整理整頓を心掛け、生活は質素ながらも「今在るものを最大限に活かす」創意工夫を図る事で環境にも優しく、心も豊かなライフスタイルを確立していきたいと考えております。
また、ここは地場産業が豊かな町とは言え、現実としては住民の高年齢化が進んでおり、空き家や休耕地が沢山あります。その様な地域資源を活かす為に、地域の住民の方々からも智慧を拝受し、私に可能な範囲で地域活性化への助力を図りたいと思っています。
その手段の一つとして、お茶事は究極のグリーンツーリズムであると考えており、そこを追求すると自給自足となる様に思うのです。

私は農業については初心者ですが、茶事を始めとする、この地の魅力をご紹介する事は可能です。(ご希望があれば、WWOOFの休みの日に近所の職人さんと接触する機会を設けたり、地場産業の体験等もご案内する事も可能です)
茶道や座禅の基礎知識については、お教えする事が出来ます。

沢山の作業がある事から、ウーファーには日曜大工や整理整頓、及び食事の支度等について、積極的な協力をお願いしたいと思います。

昔から育まれた古き日本の伝統文化を肌身で感じて頂きたいと思いますので、是非お越しくださいませ。

Our region is Urushi (Japanese lacquerware) industry village.
We can show you Japanese traditional beautiful work of Urushi here cause here are many professionals.

Also here you can see traditional Japanese houses.
We can provide you during your off-time several experience of traditional Japanese tea ceremony, Urushi (lacquerware) making, farming, forest walking, etc.

Our traditional house needs repair and renovation, so DIY skill is really helpful for us.
Also your kind cooperation for other things is highly appreciated.

Through your task here, you can feel Japanese culture and customs, which will bring you deeper understanding of Japanese mentality.

I really hope you come here and enjoy with us!
If we have no task due to bad weather, we may offfer the day off. In such case, you can do sight seeing and whatever you like. You can stay without charge. Just meals not provided on the "Off-day".
WE ARE ACCEPTING WWOOFers
畑の整備、及び山の斜面の環境整備を手伝ってくれる方を募集。

その他、民宿やカフェの清掃や食事作りも手伝って頂きたいと思います。
私たちの民宿は小規模なので、お一人のみの受け入れとなりますが、作業は多岐に渡る為、自分で積極的に考え行動出来る方を希望します!!

ここ福井県鯖江市は全国シェア80%以上を誇る眼鏡のフレーム製造や漆器生産に始まり、越前焼や越前和紙、越前打刃物等、日本伝統文化の真髄とも言える技術が集う場です。また私が住む町は、特に漆器産業が根付いている所で、町並みにも昔の日本を偲ばせる風景が多々あります。
そして、私は町の中でも古い伝統家屋の一つでもある築150年の歴史を持つ母屋を改修し農家民宿、及びゲストハウスを運営しております。そして、日中は近くの店舗でカフェをしています。
また完全無農薬、且つ多品種少量生産の野菜栽培やゲストハウスの運営にも取り組んでいます。
課題が山積みである為、是非ともウーファーさんの智慧と力をお借りしたいと思っております。

以下の作業もありますので、助力頂ける方はご連絡くださいませ。お待ちしております。
◎畑
・畑の土盛りや整備
・ブルーベリー畑整備
◎農家民宿
・土壁修復
・屋根裏部屋の漆器工房整備
・外にある物置小屋の整理整頓
◎ゲストハウス
・10年前の豪雨被害による床の老朽対策
・周辺の環境整備
◎カフェ
・家事全般

周囲には自然が豊かな山々、その自然が生んだ清らかな湧き水や美人の湯との泉質でもある温泉もありますので、是非堪能して頂きたいと思います。
またカフェには地元の方がたくさん来られますので、漆器産業や自然の話を伺うことも可能ですし、時には地域観光にも連れていってもらえる事もありますよ!


☆長期女性ウーファー募集(国籍は問いません。なるべく日本語出来る方)。
パソコン操作出来る方
不便な生活でも、自分で楽しみを見つけられる方。(試用期間は3日で、長期滞在希望者は5日間と致します)
If you have interest in wwoofing in Jan 2016, please kindly let me know.
Wanted! Anybody interested in DIY
Now we are doing renovation of old traditional house built 150yrs ago, we are welcome for people have a good skill of DIY!


This is a small village "Kawada", located in Sabae city, Fukui Pref.,
We have a Old Traditional Farmhouse B&B (bed and breakfast) "Wan de En" and small farm.

You can stay in rice-farming village also can try to make Japanese traditional lacquer work and join tea ceremony.

We would like you to help repair and renovation Japanese traditional house of mud wall. Traditional mud wall is made by mud, dry straw and bamboo.

Our spirit and concept of life comes from Japanese "Sado", i.e. Tea Ceremony.
"Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur."

Please send me a message in Japanese or English.
I'm not good at English but my friend translates and help me.
You are very welcome to stay here with us.