h47235

Member for
4 years

Kanto

Nagano

iizuna-machi

飯綱町

  • Vegetable Farm
  • Rice Farm
  • General Farm (grow various kinds of plants)
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Farm Restaurant, Farm Cafe
  • Farm Foods Processing Place
  • Other

保存食作りや農業体験のワークショップ

  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Small Scale, Large Variety Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Apple Orchard
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Holding Courses for People to Experience Farming
  • Tips About Running a Farm
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Peace in the World
  • Anti-Nuclear Power
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • Environmental Education
  • Food and Farming Education
  • Hand-Made Houses
  • Hand-Made Goods
  • Hand-Made Soaps and Creams
  • Slow Food
  • Eating Brown Rice and Vegetables
  • Macrobiotics
  • Making Jam
  • Producing Miso
  • Producing Soya Sauce
  • Making Japanese Pickles
  • Baking Bread Using Natural Yeast
  • Producing Processed Food
  • Traditional Local Japanese Cooking
  • Cooking Classes
  • Steiner Method
  • Making Wooden Things
  • Making Seasonable Ornaments
  • Snowboarding
  • Skiing
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Fishing
  • Hot Spring
  • General Japanese Family

100% organic

No

We are alternative people, and live an organic mentality

ファーストフード店には行かない、ごみはなるべく出さない、基本的にテレビは見ない、日々色々と勉強している、たばこは吸わない、利用できるものは長く利用している、ものをリサイクルしている、なるべく手作りする、地産地消を意識している(地元で採れたものをなるべく食べる、買う)洗剤はなるべく使わない

  • 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 mainly Japanese meals
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We always 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 never eat fast food such as McDonald’s and KFC, etc.

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

No, nobody smokes

  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Farming area
  • Mixed area of farming and residential houses
  • Outside the town
  • Near the mountains
  • Quiet place
  • Very quiet
  • On a small street

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

Within 660 square meters

  • Typical Japanese Size
  • Two Story House
  • Typical farm house
  • Other

家と田畑は離れていて、田畑は非常に広い。

10℃

25℃

15℃

-0.5℃

No

Yes

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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
  • A group of friends WWOOFing together
  • A couple who are WWOOFing together
  • A wife and husband couple
  • A wife and husband and their child(ren)
  • Siblings WWOOFing together

Depends on the situation

  • Any gender
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • In their 40s
  • We prefer WWOOFers who can speak Japanese
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers who have much physical strength
  • 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
  • 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 can look after children
  • WWOOFers who like animals
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Cheerful WWOOFers
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • 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 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
  • Healthy WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who do not have allergy to eggs

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Gathering grass
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Sifting soil
  • Watering
  • Planting rice plants
  • Reaping rice
  • Threshing
  • Getting rid of rice husks
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Chopping wood
  • Carrying logs
  • Shipping goods
  • Maintaining forest in the mountains / bush
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Looking after children
  • Making flower gardens
  • Maintaining tools & equipment
  • Helping with office activities
  • Washing
  • Shoveling snow
  • Processing food
  • Making bread
  • Helping to prepare a new shop
  • Helping at events

Usually 6 hours or less a day

  • In a room in the house where the Host family live
  • In a house separate from the main house
  • In a WWOOFer & worker house (building)
  • In a traditional Japanese Tatami mat room
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • One room for two WWOOFers

  • With the Host
  • Usually with the Host
  • With other WWOOFers, trainees, etc.

Depends on the situation Ask us when contacting us

Yes, at a designated location

  • Yes, but it is limited

Yes

It depends on the activities we are doing at our place at the time, however, we usually have time to communicate with WWOOFers

  • Yes
  • 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

持続可能な暮らしを考え取り組んでいます。自分で考えて行動できる人歓迎。ビルダー募集(古家解体、ツリーハウス、モバイルハウス、アースオーブンなど)農作業可能な人。

WE ARE ACCEPTING WWOOFers
2020年から天然酵母パンとお惣菜の店を開始。
(2018年から2年間は古民家でカフェを週に3日のみ経営)
料理の材料には、できるだけ自分の畑で取れた野菜を使いたいと思っています。
オーガニックにこだわったお店です。
たんぼで米も作っています。

夫は木工が専門ですが、畑仕事も一緒にしています。14歳の子ども(男子)もいます。(中学3年生、サッカーが好きです)

2020年から2年間はコロナの影響で、ウーフの受け入れを休止していましたが、2022年は再開します。

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年間の大まかなスケジュールは、
3月下旬から農作業開始。播種、育苗開始
4月稲種まき、育苗
5月、野菜の苗を植える、5月下旬から田植え
6〜9月草取り、収穫、収穫物の加工など
7月下旬〜冬野菜の準備、播種、育苗、植え付け
10月稲刈り
11月片付け、土づくり

ウーファーの仕事は、夏場は草刈りがたくさんあります。
5月〜9月がウーフにはベストシーズンです。
野菜の手入れ、種まき、苗の植え付け、ほ場整備など。
採れた野菜や果物の加工もあります。
トマトのケチャップづくり、ジャムやジュースづくり、味噌やしょうゆ、みりんの仕込み、などなど。
時々、石けんや簡単な化粧品づくりも行います。

農と食を通して世界を良くしていきたいと思って活動しています。
特に、種を守ること、四季の恵みを活かすということを大切に考えています。
オーガニック、アグロエコロジー、持続可能な暮らしの実践などに興味のある方、ぜひ来て下さい!

農業をやりたい方、募集しています。(ただ旅行で来たいだけの方はご遠慮下さい)
長期滞在歓迎です。
多少の日本語が話せるか、英語でコミュニケーションが取れる方に限ります。
日本人のウーファーさんも歓迎です。
有機農業を目指している方、体験してみませんか?