h52625

Member for
2 years

Chugoku

Okayama

Wake-town

和気町

  • General Farm (grow various kinds of plants)
  • Poultry Farm
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Arts and Crafts Studio
  • Ecotourism
  • Farm Inn, Backpackers Lodge, Etc.
  • Farm Restaurant, Farm Cafe
  • Other

農家カフェの開設を計画中。古い納屋をDIYで改装中。

Planning to open a farmer's cafe. A traditional barn is under renovation by DIY.

  • Knowledge of General Farming
  • General Organic Farming
  • Non Agricultural Chemical Method of Farming
  • Non Chemical Fertilizer Method of Growing Foods
  • Natural Farming
  • Permaculture
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Diversified Farming with Some Livestock (Rotating Livestock and Crops to Produce Sustainability)
  • Companion Plants
  • Small Scale, Large Variety Farming
  • Rice Farming
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Grape Orchard
  • Herb Growing
  • Keeping Free-Range Chickens
  • Living Self-Sufficiently
  • Using Your Own Seeds
  • Peace in the World
  • Opportunities to Study Japanese
  • Food and Farming Education
  • Making Jam
  • Producing Miso
  • Producing Soya Sauce
  • Producing Cheese
  • Slaughtering Chickens for Meat for Human Consumption
  • Making Soba (Buckwheat Noodles)
  • Making Soba noodles
  • How to Cook Generally
  • Roadside Store Selling Food Directly to the Public
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Bird Watching

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

ごみをコンポストとして循環させるようにしている。 テレビは見ていない。保存食を作って、生産物が無駄にならないようにしている。

reduce waste by making compost and/or reserved food. don't watch TV.

  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We cook mainly Japanese meals
  • We cook various international meals
  • We sometimes cook Asian types of food
  • We sometimes cook Western types of food
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We usually cook homemade meals
  • 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

Yes, at designated location

  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Farming area
  • Near the mountains
  • In a valley between mountains
  • Near a river
  • Very quiet
  • On a small street
  • 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 10 ha

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

男性二人で経営する農家です。 

Our farm is run by two males of us.

18

30

15

5

Yes

  • Chickens for Eggs
  • Goats
  • Other

ヤギ乳を搾ってチーズ作ってます。

We are milking goats to produce home-made cheese.

No

  • Almost All Year Round

  • 4 to 7 Days
  • 8 to 10 Days
  • A Few Weeks
  • 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
  • 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

Up to Two

5 to 20

Depends on the situation

  • No conditions. If we do not have other WWOOFers or other WWOOFer reservations, we welcome all WWOOFers
  • Other

お互い創意工夫を凝らしながら、一緒に学びあえるような人を期待しています。

We expect to learn from each other.

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Sprinkling chicken droppings
  • Wiping eggs
  • Planting rice plants
  • Reaping rice
  • Threshing
  • Getting rid of rice husks
  • Thinning out seedlings
  • Producing fodder
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Thinning out flowers / small fruits
  • Feeding livestock
  • General animal care
  • Shipping goods
  • Maintaining forest in the mountains / bush
  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Maintaining tools & equipment
  • General living and accommodation related activities
  • Collecting info on seeds & recording
  • Pruning trees
  • Making herbal products
  • Processing food
  • Helping to prepare a new shop
  • Other

participation in community work

Out of many likely works listed above, we discuss to decide proper one considering then needs and the WWOOFers' experience and knowledge.

participation in community work

Out of many likely works listed above, we discuss to decide proper one considering then needs and the WWOOFers' experience and knowledge.

Usually 6 hours or less a day

  • In a room in the house where the Host family live
  • In a traditional Japanese Tatami mat room
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • Using a bed
  • Other

滞在中のWOOFERも同居することになりますが、典型的な日本家屋なので鍵のかかる部屋はありません。

WWOOFer(s) will stay with us in a house but in different rooms which do not have a key-lock.

  • Usually with the Host

Depends on the situation

Yes, at a designated location

  • Yes, after volunteering time

Yes

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

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

  • Japanese
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Swahili

東京での消費ばかりの生活に区切りをつけて、自給自足を目指してこの中山間地の小さな集落に引っ越してきました。ここは、希少なサンショウウオ、フクロウなどの脊椎動物、コオイムシ、ヒメボタル、ミズカマキリなどの昆虫などに恵まれています。
いまだ試行錯誤中のさなかですが、世界的な環境保全や地域経済の発展につながると信じて、自分の身の回りの環境の恵みを余さず利用することを目指しています。山/森(樹木・野草・鳥獣・きのこ・昆虫)や田畑(農産物・畜産物)の恵みを生産や加工などを通じてどのように自分の生活に取り入れるかという工夫を愉しみながら生活しています。例えば、鹿をとらえると肉として料理するだけではなく、骨・角・皮革をどう利用するのか、肉も生肉だけではなくスモークや調味料など付加価値と保存ができるものにどのように加工するのか。農産物はこの気候・環境にあった(つまり最低限の作業ですくすく育つ)作物は何なのか。どんな樹木がお茶になり、薬効を持ち、果物が利用できるのか、あるいは室内の飾りつけに使えるのか。 なんてことを日々日々考え実践して確認しながら、生活を回しています。 農産物は直売所への卸が中心ですが、月一回は、対面販売のできる朝市で食べてくれる人といろいろなお話をして、楽しんでいます。 また、わらなどを使った工芸品を作っています。
WWOOFとは別に、農村民泊を運営しており、こうした生活を体験したいお客様が時折滞在しており、おかげさまでリピーターの方も少なからず出てきています。
DIYによる家の手直しや、将来的にカフェ/アトリエにする予定の納屋の改装も並行して進めています。
そんなわけで、こんな生活の中の一部にでも興味があって、何かやってみようと思う方には是非おいでいただいて、一緒に知恵を寄せ合うことができれば嬉しいです!

Few years ago, we moved to this small mountainous hamlet, surrounded by great nature where you can encounter rare vertebrates such as salamanders and owls and precious insects such as Hotaria parvula, appasus and ranatra, aiming to a self-sufficient life instead of the past Tokyo urban life where we only had consumed everything.
We are still in a trial and error stage towards utilizing gifts of nature at maximum level, which we believe contributes local economy growth and global environment conservation. We are happy to think of the way how best we live on gifts of mountain/forest (trees, woods, natural herbs, games, mushrooms, insects) and farms (agricultural products, livestock) either processed or not. For instance, how to utilize flesh as well as born, antlers, hide and leathers of captured deer; which trees can be tea, natural medicine, or interior decorations, and produce delicious fruits; etc., etc. Our products are mainly sold in a direct sales depot. In addition, we also join a monthly organic farmers market where we can communicate with consumers directly. We also craft rice straw artifacts.
In parallel to WWOOF, we also run guest-house to accommodate travelers who are interested in enjoying such a rural life.
Besides, we are DIYing to maintain house-building and to rehabilitate a barn to open a cafe.
This is our life. Anyone who is interested in even a part of our life and willing to contribute your wisdom, skill or force, is warmly welcome.
WE ARE ACCEPTING WWOOFers
COVID-19禍に鑑み、来訪までの経路に応じた感染予防策を採らせていただきます。
また、当農場にて2週間以上の滞在をされることが望ましいと考えていますが、旅程やWWOOFersの予定などに併せて柔軟に対応します。
We take necessary preventive measures against COVID-19 accordingly to your route to visit us.
You are recommended to stay in our farm for two weeks or more to clear your previous infection possibility. We, however, are very flexible.