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5 years

Hokkaido

Hokkaido

Horokanai Town

幌加内町

  • Vegetable Farm
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Nature School

  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Natural Farming
  • EM, Effective Microorganisms
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Keeping Free-Range Chickens
  • Production of Non Genetically Modified Foods
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Tips About Running a Farm
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Camping
  • Log Houses
  • Making Jam
  • Slaughtering Chickens for Meat for Human Consumption
  • Producing Processed Food
  • Making Soba (Buckwheat Noodles)
  • Skiing
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Walking in the Bush

One part of our work is organic

Yes

有機JAS

We are alternative people, and live an organic mentality

ファーストフード店には行かない,日々いろいろと勉強している,タバコは吸わない、食材は可能な限り自給、もしくはオーガニックにしている、

We do not go for fast foods; we cook most of our meals at home with as much home-grown or organic ingredients as possible.

Although we`ve been farming for more than 20 years, we still wish to gain various knowledge and skills.

We don`t smoke.

  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • Meal times are irregular
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We always cook homemade meals
  • We never eat fast food such as McDonald’s and KFC, etc.

We do not drink at all. However 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

No, nobody smokes

  • In the mountains
  • Near a lake
  • Near a river
  • Very quiet

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 5 ha

  • Small House
  • Log House
  • Home-Made House
  • Other

背後に広大な険しすぎない自然林が広がり、非常にたくさんの動植物と関わっての暮らしが体験できます。

We live in a small log house that we built ourselves with a forest just right behind. There`s also a small creek running through it.

We are closely surrounded by hills, trees, fields and the occasional wild forest animals that may pay a visit.

You`ll be able to enjoy a close-up experience of nature.

18℃くらい

25℃くらい

15℃くらい

-10℃くらい

Yes

  • Chickens for Eggs
  • Other

犬ぞり用の犬7頭。ペットではなく使役動物としての存在です。

We have 7 sled dogs.

They are not pets, but raised as working animals.
Don`t worry, they`re friendly to everyone.

No

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

  • A Few Days
  • 4 to 7 Days
  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • 3 to 4 Weeks
  • A Few Weeks to a Few Months
  • A Few Months
  • More Than a few Months
  • Both Short Period and Long Period Welcome
  • 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 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
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • 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
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who can learn things with the Host together

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Watering
  • Thinning out flowers / small fruits
  • Chopping wood
  • Carrying logs
  • Feeding livestock
  • General animal care
  • Shipping goods
  • Packing
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes

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

  • Usually with the Host

Depends on the situation

No

  • No

Yes

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

  • No, WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese if they speak English

  • Japanese
  • English
  • Malay
  • Hindi
  • Other

インドネシア語初級

Bahasa Indonesia - Elementary level

私たち夫婦はアラスカで出会い、23年前に新規就農した夫婦です。アラスカネイティブの社会で学んだ生活技術を生かし、狩猟採集を基本に有機栽培の野菜の栽培と大規模畑作の農業経営をしています。
農業という枠以外に、自然に対して積極的にアプローチしてゆく生活スタイルを実践しています。狩猟採集や農業を通じて命と常に向き合い、自分たちの周りの自然から生きるということ、本当の自由ということを一緒に考えていきましょう。
食の本質と現代社会の現実にしっかり向き合い、何を食べるべきなのかを共に学んでいきたいと考えています。
豪雪、厳寒の当地だからこそできることがたくさんあります。

More than 23 years ago, my spouse and I met in Alaska. From there, we got married and decided to start our lives together in the world of agriculture.

We made use of skills and knowledge gained from Alaskan natives in our lifestyle be it hunting, farming, or growing organic vegetables. As much as possible, we aim to live a lifestyle sustained by the abundant beauty of nature that surrounds us.
WE ARE IN URGENT NEED OF WWOOFers!
夏、秋の収穫作業をお手伝いただける方を募集いたします!
4月 まだまだ雪がたくさん。でもビニールハウスを立て、どんどん種まき。
5月 種まき、苗をたくさん育て、後半には畑起こしも始まります。
6月 一緒に苗の定植作業や山菜採りをしませんか?
7月 畑の草取りや野菜の管理作業、収穫や出荷作業も徐々に始まりま    す。
   
8月 収穫出荷作業に満天の星空。是非格別のトマトを!
   
9月~11月は収穫作業。激しく美しい季節の変化は驚きますよv
As we enjoy up to six months of snowy winter here in this part of Hokkaido, our work for the rest of the year are below.
April
A lot of snow and we bild the green house, we plant many kind of seeds.

May
Seeding,planting,take care of the vegetables,and start of the farming.

June
Seeding of organic farm vegetables. Picking wild forest vegetables.

July
Weeding. General plant care and farm management. Packing and shipping produce. Harvesting work begins little by little.


August
Harvesting begins. The night skies are filled with twinkling stars. This is the best season for delicious tomatoes!
Now only 8/19~8/27 we acceptable.

Sept. till Nov.
Harvesting continues as fall approaches. Nature will surprise you with the stunning beauty of its changing seasons. 

In October we are welcome wwoofers!

Horokanai Town may seem a little out of the way from bigger cities in Hokkaido, but being surrounded by wonderful nature everyday could be well worth it. There are hills, forests, blue skies and beautiful nature all around us. We hope to share it with you.