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Hokkaido

Hokkaido

Yoichi-cho

余市町

  • Orchard
  • Vegetable Gardens
  • Alcohol Producer
  • Center for the Environment

  • Sustainable Farming
  • Grape Orchard
  • Berry Orchard
  • Herb Growing
  • Composting Toilet
  • Forestry and the Use of Timber
  • Hand-Made Houses
  • Making Jam
  • Producing Miso
  • Making Ham and Sausages
  • Making Wine
  • Holistic Remedies
  • Homeopathy
  • Building Houses, Fixing Houses
  • Walking to Enjoy Nature
  • Swimming in the Ocean (In Season)
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Walking in the Bush
  • Bird Watching
  • Hot Spring
  • General Japanese Family

70 to 90% 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

テレビは見ない、タバコは吸わない、ファーストフード店には行かない、利用できるものは長く使用している、

we do not watch TV, we do not smoke, we do not eat at fast food restaurants, we recycle as much as possible, etc.

  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We put great effort into how to cook and what to eat
  • We cook mainly Japanese meals
  • We sometimes cook Western types of food
  • We usually cook homemade meals
  • We may eat pre-made foods from supermakets and department stores
  • We may buy obento (lunch boxes) at convenience stores and supermarkets
  • We never eat fast food such as McDonald’s and KFC, etc.

We drink and if WWOOFers like drinking, we may have opportunities to drink sometimes

No, nobody smokes

  • In a tiny village in a mountain area
  • Farming area
  • In a valley between 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 the same place or very close to each other and so the atmosphere stated pertains to both our home and our workplace

Within 100 ha

  • Typical Japanese Size
  • Two Story House
  • A house that we use both as our home and as a shop, or office, etc.
  • Home-Made House
  • Typical Residential Home
  • Other

セミセルフビルド、道産杉利用、在来工法
(自宅とは別に、石蔵造りの半地下ワイナリーあり)

semi-self build, using local wood in Hokkaido, conventional method of construction
(And semi-underground winery, timber flamed stone construction (Sapporo soft stone) other than own house)

12

27

14

-5

Yes

  • Sheep

Yes

  • Dog
  • Cat

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

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

Up to Two

Up to Five

  • 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

  • No conditions. If we do not have other WWOOFers or other WWOOFer reservations, we welcome all WWOOFers
  • We prefer male WWOOFers, if possible
  • Not single WWOOFer
  • A wife & husband couple, or a couple
  • WWOOFers of any age
  • We welcome all nationalities
  • WWOOFers who have much physical strength
  • 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 like nature
  • 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 like animals
  • WWOOFers who can understand and deal with handicapped people
  • Active WWOOFers
  • Honest WWOOFers
  • Responsible 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 have a will to learn the native language(s)
  • WWOOFers who are interested in this culture
  • WWOOFers who like a life not using electricity
  • Healthy WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who do not have any animal allergies
  • WWOOFers who do not have dust allergy

  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Gathering grass
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Harvesting
  • Maintaining pasture
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Thinning out flowers / small fruits
  • Chopping wood
  • Carrying logs
  • Cultivation of farm land
  • Shipping goods
  • Packing
  • Maintaining forest in the mountains / bush
  • Cleaning
  • Collecting garbage
  • Supporting environmental activities
  • Cooking
  • Washing the dishes
  • General housework
  • Making flower gardens
  • Repairing houses
  • Painting
  • Helping farm / environmental experience courses
  • Computer related
  • Shoveling snow
  • Pruning trees
  • Making herbal products
  • Processing food
  • Helping at events
  • Other

北海道でのワイン用ブドウ栽培に関わる農業活動全般が中心となります(冬場はブドウの木が雪の下で眠り、ワイナリーでのワイン醸造に関わる活動が中心となります)。

General agricultural activity related to wine grape cultivation in Hokkaido is the main focus (during the winter, the vines sleep under a blanket of snow and the activity is mainly related to winemaking at the winery).

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
  • Using a Japanese futon
  • One room for two WWOOFers

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

私たちは滞在先での食事はウーファーにとって最も楽しみなことの一つだと感じている。農作業の進捗状況が良ければ、ホストはよりこだわった料理作りに力を注ぐことが出来る。

We feel that food is one of the most exciting things for the woofers during their stay. If the farm work is progressing well and without delays, we can focus on making more particular dishes.

Depends on the situation

No

  • No

No

It depends on the activities we are doing at our place at the time, however, we usually 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

北海道での田舎暮らしに憧れ、ご縁あって余市町に移住。世界に通じるこだわりのワイン造りを目指しています。

自然と動物が好きで、最大限、四季の恵みを頂き(樹液、山菜、キノコ、ジビエ等々)、地域の仲間たちと田舎暮らしを満喫しています。将来は、イベリコ豚をイメージし、放牧豚(生ハム)を織り交ぜた循環型農業を目指しています。その為のドングリの森プロジェクトも進行中。ブドウ畑から見える余市湾の絶景と、美味しい生ハムにワイン。これが私たちの夢・ビジョンです。

オーガニックなどにこだわればこだわるほど、農作業自体は益々大変になりますし、実際大変なことが多いのも事実です。正直農繁期の私たち自身の休みは殆どありません。ですが、この素晴らしい自然の中から生まれる、私たちのワイン・生き方などに対する、お客様からの高い評価が私たちを動機づけてくれます。逆に、有難いことに、私たちの生き方にお客様が勇気づけられる(気付きを得る)ことも多いようです。

私たちのこうした生き方とビジョンに興味をお持ち頂き、寄り添いたいと思われる方々と一緒に、一期一会の素敵な時間をここ余市町で過ごせたら幸いです。

Longing for rural life in Hokkaido, we moved to Yoichi-cho (fate brought us to this town where sacred place of Japanese wine). Aiming to create a world-class wine.

He loves nature and animals, enjoys the best of the four seasons (sap, wild plants, mushrooms, game meet etc.) and enjoys living in the countryside with local friends. In the future, imagine Iberian pigs, and aim for recycling-type agriculture (Sustainable agriculture) with grazing pigs (Prosciutto ham). An acorn forest project is in progress for that. A superb view of Yoichi Bay seen from the vineyards, delicious ham and wine. This is our dream / vision.

The more you stick to organic method, the more difficult the farming work itself is, and in fact, the more difficult it is. Honestly ourselves have very few holidays in farming season. However, our customers' reputation for our wine and way of life, born from this wonderful nature, motivates us. On the other hand, thankfully, we are told that our way of life often encourages (gets noticed) our customers.

We hope that you will be interested in our way of life and vision and spend a wonderful time here in Yoichi with us, once in the lifetime chance.
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