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Chubu

Yamanashi

Ichikawamisato-cho

市川三郷町

  • Rice Farm
  • Poultry Farm
  • Apiary
  • Vegetable Gardens

  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Natural Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Kaki (Persimmon) Orchard
  • Berry Orchard
  • Producing Honey
  • Production of Non Genetically Modified Foods
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Making Jam
  • Producing Miso

100% 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

食品を買う際は出来るだけオーガニックで非遺伝子組み換えのものを選んでいます。ベジタリアンではありませんが、肉や魚はあまり食べません。家には鶏が6羽いるので卵は自給しています。
ウーファーの滞在する部屋はほとんどがリサイクルの材料で作りました。
隣の小学校では大道芸と読み聞かせのボランティアをしています。

As far as possible we try to purchase organic non-GMO food, and although we are not vegetarian, we try to minimize animal products. We have six chickens and they provide us with enough eggs to eat. WWOOFers will be staying in a room made almost entirely from recycled materials.
We live next door to an elementary school and volunteer there, reading books and teaching juggling.

  • We usually eat vegetables and rice but we have meat and fish if we are given it
  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • We cook various international meals
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We always cook homemade meals

When we have a party or an event, we might drink with WWOOFers but these occasions are not so often

Yes, at designated location

  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Farming area
  • Near the mountains
  • Quiet place
  • On a small street
  • WWOOFers can walk here from the nearest public transportation, station / bus stop

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

Within 0.5 ha (50 a)

  • Large House
  • One Story House
  • Two Story House

13.8

26.6

16.5

2.8

Yes

  • Chickens for Eggs

Yes

  • Dog
  • Cat

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • October
  • November
  • December

  • 4 to 7 Days
  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • The period will be determined depending on our workload

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
  • In their 50s
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers who want to learn farming skills
  • WWOOFers who want to try organic farming
  • WWOOFers who are interested in farming
  • WWOOFers who are interested in food
  • WWOOFers who can cook
  • WWOOFers who can talk to people well and serve our customers and guests well
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • Responsible WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who do not have any animal allergies

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Planting rice plants
  • Reaping rice
  • Threshing
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Chopping wood
  • Taking dogs for a walk
  • Pruning trees

Usually 6 hours or less a day

  • In a house separate from the main house
  • In a traditional Japanese Tatami mat room
  • Using a Japanese futon

  • With the Host

We can cook for even Vegans We can cook for WWOOFers who can eat honey, Niboshi for Dashi but cannot eat meat, fish, eggs nor dairy products 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 We can cook for WWOOFers who are really light vegetarians, who can eat chickens, ham & sausages, eggs, dairy products

Yes, at a designated location

  • No

Yes

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

  • No

  • Japanese
  • English

私はオーストラリア人で、日本人の妻の実家で彼女の両親と共に4人で暮らしています。ここは、山梨でも甲府の下に位置する農村です。田んぼは五反あり、不耕起の自然農でお米作りを始めて10年ほどたちます。お米は無農薬・無化学肥料で古代米中心に栽培しています。手作業でのお米作りは家族だけで行うには重労働で、手伝ってくれる方が必要です。特に、6月下旬から7月初旬は、苗床からの苗取りと苗を一本づつ手で植えるため一番忙しい時期です。お米のほかには、ブルーベリー、ラズベリー、いちごを栽培しているため収穫時は手伝いが必要です。
家は村の外れにあり、八ヶ岳や南アルプスを眺めながらウォーキングを楽しむことが出来ます。歩いて10分ほどのところには山梨でも人気の温泉があります。近所の方もフレンドリーなので農業のことなど話す機会もあると思います。家は大きな母屋と別邸と庭がありリラックスできる空間があります。
私の趣味はジャグリングで沢山道具を持っていつも練習しています。もしジャグリングに興味があれば一緒に練習しましょう。妻は茶道や着物が趣味で勉強しているので一緒に楽しむことが出来ます。
ペットは猫2匹、犬1匹、鶏6羽です。
WWOOFのホストになるのは初めてなので、一度に多くて2名のウーファーの受け入れから始めたいと思っています。WWOOFを通して新しい出会いが生まれることを楽しいにしています。

I am an Australian and my wife is Japanese, and we have been living at her family's farmhouse now for 3 years. It is a quiet village in Yamanashi, just outside Kofu. We have 5 rice fields where my wife's father has been harvesting rice without tilling the soil for 10 years. We grow ancient grain rice, which is very strong and nutritious, without using any chemicals or chemical fertilizers. Preparation for rice planting is hard work with the just the four of us, so we would like some extra hands to help us out. The main time is the end of June and the start of July, when we pull up the seedlings, sort out the weeds, and replant them in the rice field. We are also growing blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, so there is also quite a bit of work involved in keeping these trimmed and picking and eating the fruit. Because we live on the edge of town there are plenty of nice walks and we have a great view of the mountains. We are also only 10mins walk from one of the best hot springs in Yamanashi. We get along well with our neighbours so there is plenty of chances to meet some of the local people. Our farmhouse is quite big, so there is plenty of room to relax.
My hobby is juggling so if you want to learn or practice we have all the equipment that you need.
My wife practices the tea ceremony regularly, so she can show you all about that.
There are four humans, one dog, two cats and 6 chickens.
We are new to WWOOFing so we can only take a couple of WWOOFers at a time, until we see how things work, but we will be really grateful if you can come and help us out. Looking forward to meeting you!!
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