h47565

Member for
5 years
Kyushu/Okinawa
Miyazaki
Takachiho-cho
User ID
47565
Host
Username
h47565
高千穂町
  • General Farm (grow various kinds of plants)
  • Orchard
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Farm Foods Processing Place
  • Center for the Environment
  • Other
のどかな大自然の中でパーマカルチャー持続可能な農的暮らしの実践 トゥルシー(薬草)や食べられる森(フォレストガーデン)のお世話 古民家改修DIYを学びながら体験。 滞在しながら自然と共に生きる力と知恵を身につけよう! みんなで作ったキッチンストーブやロケットストーブ コンポストトイレ 畑でとれた美味しい無農薬野菜 野草料理や発酵食 断食 自然農法の畑ずくり 太陽の光と湧き水のお風呂 アナスタシア
I am not an ordinary farmer. I am lucky to get this big piece of land where I hope to plant all sorts of fruit trees and vegetables to feed myself and also people around me.
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Natural Farming
  • Permaculture
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Companion Plants
  • Small Scale, Large Variety Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Apple Orchard
  • Peach Orchard
  • Pear Orchard
  • Kaki (Persimmon) Orchard
  • Grape Orchard
  • Citrus Orchard
  • Berry Orchard
  • Other Orchard
  • Herb Growing
  • Keeping Free-Range Chickens
  • Eco-Farming
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Holding Courses for People to Experience Farming
  • Courses or Lectures About Farming
  • Tips About Running a Farm
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Using no Gas to Heat and Cook
  • Using Well Water
  • Composting Toilet
  • Planting Trees in the Forest
  • Forestry and the Use of Timber
  • Peace in the World
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • Food and Farming Education
  • Playing Musical Instruments
  • Lectures
  • Outdoor Skills
  • Slow Food
  • Macrobiotics
  • Making Jam
  • Producing Miso
  • Baking Bread
  • Baking Bread Using Natural Yeast
  • Making Ham and Sausages
  • Making Udon Noodles
  • Brewing Beer
  • Traditional Local Japanese Cooking
  • Cooking Classes
  • Food Care
  • Homeopathy
  • Aroma Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Building Houses, Fixing Houses
  • Playing Music with Local People
  • Singing
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Hot Spring
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
地球環境に配慮した総合的な持続可能な暮らしの実践
  • 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
  • We cook various international meals
  • Two big meals a day
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We usually cook homemade meals
  • We never eat pre-made foods from supermarkets and department stores
  • We never eat fast food such as McDonald’s and KFC, etc.
When we have a party or an event, we might drink with WWOOFers but these occasions are not so often
No, nobody smokes
  • In the mountains
  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Farming area
  • Quiet place
  • WWOOFers can walk here from the nearest public transportation, station / bus stop
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 1ha (100 a)
  • Typical Japanese Size
  • Traditional farm house
19
30
22
4
Yes
  • Chickens for Eggs
No
  • Almost All Year Round
  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • 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
20 to 50
Depends on the situation
  • Any gender
  • Single WWOOFer
  • Not single WWOOFer
  • A wife & husband couple, or a couple
  • Under 20
  • In their 20s
  • In their 30s
  • In their 40s
  • We prefer Japanese WWOOFers
  • We prefer WWOOFers who can speak Japanese
  • WWOOFers do not need much physical strength but they should be able to do light activities
  • WWOOFers with absolutely no farming experience are welcome
  • WWOOFers who want to learn farming skills
  • 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 like doing house chores, for example cooking, cleaning and washing
  • WWOOFers who can clean rooms
  • WWOOFers who can do carpentry
  • WWOOFers who can use computers
  • Active WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who can be cooperative
  • WWOOFers who are interested in this culture
  • Healthy WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who have done WWOOFing before at different places
  • Other
ウーフ滞在は14日滞在で受け入れしています。
初日オリエンテーション5日働いて2日休み(観光など)5日働いて14日最終日掃除と移動。が基本的な受け入れの滞在日程とさせていただきます。
どうぞ宜しくお願いします。
Wuhu stays are accepted for 14 days.
First day orientation 5 days work, 2 days off (sightseeing, etc.) 5 days work, 14 days cleaning and moving. is the basic accommodation schedule.
  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Gathering grass
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • 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
  • Packing
  • Supporting deliveries
  • Maintaining forest in the mountains / bush
  • Cleaning
  • Supporting environmental activities
  • Producing charcoal
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Making a bath using wood for fuel
  • Repairing houses
  • Helping farm / environmental experience courses
  • Computer related
  • Helping with office activities
  • Pruning trees
  • Making herbal products
  • Making bread
  • Other
What is Permaculture?Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosy stems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.
What is Forest Garden?
ForestGarden is a gardening design method that taking a natural young forest as a model. It is very sustainable and required less maintenance while can produce a lot of food and products which are useful and important for human livelihood.
The Result of Forest Garden’s Design
1. By imitating “9 layers*” of the forest in the nature, within a limited space, it is possible to produce larger amount of products than the usual modern agricultural methods. 2. By using plants, animals, and insects in the surrounding nature, the need for pesticides and other chemical use can be eliminated. 3. The soil can be nourished with plants and microorganisms in the surrounding nature as well as the symbiosis among them, therefore, the need for chemical fertilizers can be eliminated.4. By utilizing the organic matters which are covering the ground such as herbs or utilizing multi covering method, the growth of weeds can be restricted, therefore, the need for herbicides can be eliminated. 5. The need for labor and the amount of time for maintaining and harvesting the crops can be reduced with the delicate design, the vegetation, etc. (the successful Forest Garden is only take average 10 days a year for the maintenance which is taking about 20 times less time to grow a food than the usual agricultural method) 6. The creatures which are living in the Forest Garden will help generate the variety of local species and the beauty of the nature. 7. By covering all the space of the land with plants, the plants will absorb Carbon and Carbon dioxide enough to cover the necessary amount we need for living. In addition, by using the natural products from Forest Garden, the need of fossil fuel can be eliminated.
What is Permaculture?Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosy stems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.
What is Forest Garden?
ForestGarden is a gardening design method that taking a natural young forest as a model. It is very sustainable and required less maintenance while can produce a lot of food and products which are useful and important for human livelihood.
The Result of Forest Garden’s Design
1. By imitating “9 layers*” of the forest in the nature, within a limited space, it is possible to produce larger amount of products than the usual modern agricultural methods. 2. By using plants, animals, and insects in the surrounding nature, the need for pesticides and other chemical use can be eliminated. 3. The soil can be nourished with plants and microorganisms in the surrounding nature as well as the symbiosis among them, therefore, the need for chemical fertilizers can be eliminated.4. By utilizing the organic matters which are covering the ground such as herbs or utilizing multi covering method, the growth of weeds can be restricted, therefore, the need for herbicides can be eliminated. 5. The need for labor and the amount of time for maintaining and harvesting the crops can be reduced with the delicate design, the vegetation, etc. (the successful Forest Garden is only take average 10 days a year for the maintenance which is taking about 20 times less time to grow a food than the usual agricultural method) 6. The creatures which are living in the Forest Garden will help generate the variety of local species and the beauty of the nature. 7. By covering all the space of the land with plants, the plants will absorb Carbon and Carbon dioxide enough to cover the necessary amount we need for living. In addition, by using the natural products from Forest Garden, the need of fossil fuel can be eliminated.
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 house separate from the main house
  • In a tent or a teepee
  • In a traditional Japanese Tatami mat room
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • One room for one person
  • One room for two WWOOFers
  • One big room for several WWOOFers
  • Other
天気が良ければテント泊も可能
When the weather is good, there is plenty of space to put up tents.

* ‘9 layers’ is referring to the layers of the vegetation in the forest which are including
1. Canopy 2. Sub-canopy 3. Shrub 4. Herbaceous 5. Ground-cover
6. Under-ground 7. Climber 8. Aquatic 9. Mushroom
  • With the Host
  • Normally WWOOFers fix breakfast for themselves using ingredients we give them. We have lunch and dinner together
  • Other
休日は材料はこちらで用意するので自炊してもらう
また用事などで出かけるときは自炊お願いしています。
おやつはこちらで用意することもありますが
基本自分の好きものを持って来てください。

食事のことではないですが、
Wi-Fiはメールなどは可能ですが動画視聴やzoom会議などは通信制限がかかってしまうため控えて頂いています。
On holidays, we provide the ingredients, so you cook for yourself.
When we go out on errands, we ask them to cook for themselves.
We sometimes prepare snacks for you, but please bring your own snacks.
But basically, please bring your own favourite food.

I'm not talking about meals,
Wi-Fi is available for emailing, but not for watching videos or having zoom meetings, as these activities are restricted.

I have just moved here in April 2018. From last year, I have been pretty busy with cleaning and fixing this house as well as creating a ‘Forest Garden’ on the land I have. I am hoping my place can be a place to learn about sustainable living (how to live a life in harmony with the nature without the need to spend money) and hope to pass on the important lessons to the next generations.
Ask us when contacting us
Yes, at a designated location
  • No
Yes
If we do not have any language barriers, we have time to communicate with WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese now but they have to have a will to learn Japanese
  • Japanese
  • English
  • Other
共に学びながらいきましょう
I can't speak English well, but as long as we can communicate, that is important. I hope we can learn from each other.
自然と調和した暮らしとはどんな暮らしだろう?
大人になるまで都会で暮らした僕は人生を世界を旅して豊かな自然の中で自然と人との調和した懐かしい未来の暮らしを目指し高千穂MotherForestを開きました。お金の経済社会のシステムにとらわれず自然と触れ合いながら自分の時間をもてるよう適切技術(お金のかからない暮らしの知恵と技術)を学び大好きな事を表現したり愛する人と仲良く過ごしたり家族と共に温泉に入りに行ったりみんなが大好きな自然やこの痛んだ地球のために未来を紡ぐ子供達の為や社会のために働く自由な時間がもてるよう学びの場を作っています。母なる森果樹に野菜を育てよう地球に生まれて良かったなと思えるような美しい場所を作ろう
☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆高千穂マザーフォレストにて生み出している今世界で始まっている最先端パーマカルチャーの究極とも言われる食べられる森フォレストガーデン★フォレストガーデンとは?
自然の中にある若い森をモデルに暮らしの為に必要な食べものや暮らしに利用できる様々な実りを持続可能な方法でより多く手に入れるための森のデザイン手法です★フォレストガーデンのデザインの効果①森の仕組みをモデルに限られたスペースに9つの『畑』を重ねることによって近代農業の手法を大幅に超えた生産量を生み出すことができます②自然界の虫や鳥植物を利用して農薬などの必要性をなくします③植物と微生物の共生や土地を豊かにする力のある植物や微生物の力を借りて化石燃料からつくられた化学肥料などの必要性をなくします④地を覆う有機物のマルチカバーやハーブなどを利用し雑草を抑える力をもつ有用植物たちの力を借りて除草剤などの必要性をなくします⑤緻密なデザインや植物の組み合わせ収穫を採集型にすることにより生産を管理する労力と時間のコストを減らします人が食べ物を得る為にかける時間を近代農業の約20分の1に完成されたフォレストガーデンの管理時間は平均すると年間10日ほど⑥フォレストガーデンに暮らす様々な生きもの達が地域の種の多様性と自然の美しさを再生します⑦土地のスペースをくまなく植物で覆う事によりその森の植物自体に『炭素・CO2』を固定し暮らしに必要な多くの部分をそのフォレストガーデンから自給することにより最終的に暮らしに必要な化石燃料の必要性をなくしていきます読んでくれてありがとう☆少しでも興味が湧けば是非!あなたに逢えるのを楽しみにしています 感謝☆
Thank you so much for spending your time reading my profile. If you are interested in my place (even just only a little bit) please come and have fun together!
I’m looking forward to meet you
PIKALE ☆
WE ARE IN URGENT NEED OF WWOOFers!
3/25日〜4/8日 4/27〜5/10まで滞在出来る方を募集しています。
神話の故郷宮崎県高千穂町ののどかな大自然の中でパーマカルチャー持続可能な農的暮らしの実践 トゥルシー、日本山人参(薬草)や食べられる森(フォレストガーデン)のお世話 古民家改修DIYを学びながら体験。 滞在しながら自然と共に生きる力と知恵が身につきます。 みんなで作ったキッチンストーブやロケットストーブ コンポストトイレ 畑でとれた抜群に美味しい無農薬野菜 野草料理や発酵食 自然農法の畑ずくり 太陽の光と薪で炊いた湧き水のお風呂 おばあちゃんとのふれあいから学ぶ受けつぎたい田舎暮らしの知恵 学びたい気持ちがあればきっと人生を変えるほど楽しい素敵な滞在になるはず。次の時代を創るあなたに逢えるのを楽しみにしています。ありがとう!
We are looking for people
25 Mar - 8 Apr.

【Currently only Japanese are accepted】
Our home, Takachiho -North of Miazaki prefecture- is surrounded by beautiful mountains and it is a famous area of Japanese myth. The house where I live now was abandoned for about ten years and I have been fixing here with the help of many friends. I urgently looking for someone who can help me out for fixing the house, planting holy basil and farming our young forest garden. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested! Thank you :)
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