h32588

Member for
6 years
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Kyushu/Okinawa

Okinawa

Uruma city (It is situated on Okinawa island)

うるま市

  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Farm Foods Processing Place
  • Center for the Environment

  • Natural Farming
  • Small Scale, Large Variety Farming
  • Herb Growing
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • An Educational Environment
  • Picking Up Garbage
  • Hand-Made Goods
  • Slow Food
  • Producing Miso
  • Food Care
  • Holistic Remedies
  • Dancing Therapy
  • Building Houses, Fixing Houses
  • Dyeing Cloth
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Swimming in the Ocean (In Season)
  • 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

あるものを生かして、無理ない範囲でできるだけ手づくりし、シンプルに暮らすことを心がけています。テレビ・電子レンジはありません。夜は照明を暗くして過ごし、早めに寝ることが多いです。

Handmade simple life. we have no TV or microwave oven. At night, live with small light. We usually go to bed early 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 Asian types of food
  • We usually 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 do not drink much and there will not be an opportunity to drink, therefore do not bring any

No, nobody smokes

  • Farming area
  • Near the sea
  • Near the mountains
  • Quiet place
  • 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 660 square meters

  • Typical Japanese Size
  • One Story House
  • Traditional farm house

23℃

29℃

24℃

16℃

No

Yes

  • Dog

  • Almost All Year Round

  • 4 to 7 Days
  • The first one week 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

Depends on the situation

  • We prefer female WWOOFers, if possible
  • Under 20
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • We prefer WWOOFers who can speak Japanese
  • WWOOFers who are interested in food
  • WWOOFers who like doing house chores, for example cooking, cleaning and washing
  • WWOOFers who can clean rooms
  • WWOOFers who can look after children
  • WWOOFers who like animals
  • WWOOFers who can be patient
  • WWOOFers who can be cooperative
  • WWOOFers who can undertake activities without supervision
  • WWOOFers who can get up early in the morning
  • WWOOFers who do not dislike insects
  • WWOOFers who can be fine with humid hot summer
  • WWOOFers who are interested in this culture
  • WWOOFers who do not have dust allergy
  • WWOOFers who have done WWOOFing before at different places

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Cultivation of farm land
  • Cleaning
  • Collecting garbage
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Looking after children
  • Helping children study
  • Making flower gardens
  • Repairing houses
  • Painting
  • Taking dogs for a walk
  • Washing
  • Processing food

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
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • Other

もともとふすまなどのない古民家です。部屋とはいえカーテンなどでのごく簡易な仕切りとなります。

We live old style house with no door. Wwoofer's room have curtain instead of door.

  • Usually with the Host

We can cook for WWOOFers who can eat honey, Niboshi for Dashi but cannot eat meat, fish, eggs nor dairy products

Yes, at a designated location

  • Yes, but it is limited

Yes

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

  • Yes

  • Japanese
  • English

以前5年ほど関西で農業をし、ホストもしていました。
その後縁あって沖縄に移住し、今は5歳、1歳の娘と家族4人で暮らしています。
7月に第三子出産予定です。
沖縄の伝統的な家屋に少しずつ手を入れたり、庭や小さな畑を整えたり、
できるだけ心地よい自分たちにあったやりかたを模索しながら生活しています。

農は完全自給を目指しているわけではなく、ふつうに外で買うことも多いです。
最近は、花(園芸種)と野菜・野草の混植を試したりもしています。
日々目にする美しいものは、心や魂の栄養になると感じています。


◎土地のこと

沖縄本島の中でも、だいぶ田舎で静かなところです。
気持ちよく散歩でき、夜は星がきれいです。
高台の集落なので、海までは歩くとちょっとかかりますが、
海はどちらかといえば近いほうです。
集落の中にある沖縄の伝統的な家屋で暮らしています。


◎ウーファーに望むこと、向き不向き

畑や家事を手伝ってもらうことももちろんですが、
子どもと遊んだり、絵本を読んであげたりしてくれる人だと助かります。
男女関係なく子ども好きな人には懐きやすいようです。お絵かきも好きです。

私たちはどちらかといえばもの静かなタイプなので、
ワイワイ賑やかなの好きな人はあわないかもしれません。
ただ、話があえばよく話すこともあります。
静寂もまた心地よいと感じられる人は向いていると思います。

そんなに広くないおうちで、
また泊まってもらう部屋もカーテン一枚仕切り(季節によっては障子)があるだけなので、
プライバシーをしっかり確保したい人には向いていないと思います。

風呂桶はありますが、春〜秋はシャワー中心になります。
たまにみんなの気が乗ればお風呂にすることもあるかも…くらいに思ってください。

日本人(あるいはこの文章が読めるくらいの方)であれば、
2、3泊程度からのウーフでも大丈夫です。
お気軽にお問い合わせください。

We've lived Kansai area for long time, and moved to Okinawa 2013.
We live Okinawan old style house, sometimes fix or renovate by ourself, enjoy small garden.

About our village;
Still countryside area in Okinawa Honto island. At night, star so beautiful.
Here is rising island (about 50m) , a bit far from sea by walk.

About we host;
We'd happy if wwoofer can get along with our daughters(5&1 years old), play or drawing or go walk with her.
She will take kindly to you if you like child.

We couple are rather calm (but we like interaction of people),
if you like busy or lively, maybe here is not suit.
Not seeking WWOOFers at this time--please check back
連絡をいただける際は、プロフィール写真の掲載をお願いします。また簡単でも構わないので、動機や私たちホストの何に興味をお持ちかをお知らせください。あまりにも簡単なメッセージの場合、それだけでお断りすることがあります。

最近は、週3、4日ほど外で働いています。その日は、畑や大工などの作業はあまりすすめられないことが多く、子どもや犬好きな人だと、とてもありがたいです。

風はありますが、夏の沖縄は日差しが強烈でとても暑いです。
わが家は扇風機しかありません。
普段オフィスワークなどばかりで汗をかき慣れていない人は厳しいかもしれません。
Now we’re seeking wwoofer who can speak Japanese daily life conversation.
Because English speaker (me, a husband) often go out for work.
Please don’t mind if you don’t understand Kanji. It’s no problem.
Speaking and listening Japanese is necessary here.

We feel and decide to accept wwoofer carefully.

When you contact us, please upload your portrait on your page. And let me know your motive or what you're interested in about us.and we’re happy you try it in Japanese.
If it’s too simple message, we will say no to accept, sorry.

These days, I work outside about 3-4days a week. during that time, it's difficult to do farming or woodwork for long time basically. Instead, main activity will be childcare (6&3years old daughters, 0year baby boy) and housekeeping, to walk the dog.
We're happy if you like to be with kids or dog.