Member for
3 years
Fujino, Sagamihara City
User ID
  • Vegetable Farm
  • General Farm (grow various kinds of plants)
  • Poultry Farm
  • Forestry
  • Ecotourism
  • Mini Hotel or Pension
  • Farm Inn, Backpackers Lodge, Etc.
  • General Organic Farming
  • Natural Farming
  • Permaculture
  • Biodynamics
  • Sustainable Farming
  • CSA, Community Supported Agriculture
  • Companion Plants
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Solar Power
  • Making Mountain Paths
  • Eco-Tourism
  • Steiner Method
  • Making Wooden Things
  • Building Houses, Fixing Houses
100% organic
We are alternative people, and live an organic mentality
Since moving from the city to the country we have gradually become more alternative as we pursue a sustainable life style. Now we produce a majority of our own food and energy on the farm but are still reliant upon the super market for some specialty items and
  • General diet including meat and fish
  • We cook various international meals
  • Our own grown vegetables generally
  • We usually cook homemade meals
  • 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
Our home and our workplace are situated at different places and the atmosphere stated pertains to our workplace
Within 660 square meters
  • Traditional farm house
  • Straw bale house
  • Home-Made House
  • Other
We have built our own house up on the farm over the years with the help of wwoofers and volunteers. It is built using all natural and local materials and lumber using a mix of natural building and traditional Japanese carpentry etc.
  • Chickens for Eggs
  • Cat
  • Almost All Year Round
  • A Few Weeks to a Few Months
  • 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 Four
20 to 50
  • A group of friends WWOOFing together
  • A couple who are WWOOFing together
Depends on the situation
  • WWOOFers of any age
  • WWOOFers who have much physical strength
  • WWOOFers who are interested in farming
  • WWOOFers who can cook meals by themselves at the Host
  • WWOOFers who can look after children
  • WWOOFers who like animals
  • WWOOFers who can do carpentry
  • Active WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who like talking to people
  • Independent WWOOFers
  • WWOOFers who can learn things with the Host together
  • General farming
  • Weeding
  • Seeding
  • Planting seedlings in the ground
  • Wiping eggs
  • Watering
  • Managing vegetable / rice fields
  • Chopping wood
  • General animal care
  • Packing
  • Looking after children
  • Making a bath using wood for fuel
  • Building houses
  • Repairing houses
WWOOFers have to volunteer longer hours as the our workers or trainees do. However, we think WWOOFers can learn many things through undertaking activities at our place, and so we think it is equal and fair
  • In a WWOOFer & worker house (building)
  • Other
We have an off grid two story greenhouse set up on the farm called the pipehouse. Its a multi-purpose building and serves as wwoofer lodging, workshop, processing and packing area for vegetables, kitchen and relaxation space. Its powered by solar electricty and we have a shower which uses a wood fired rocket stove for heating.
  • Normally WWOOFers cook food for themselves using ingredients we give
  • Other
In general we ask that wwoofers cook their own meals at the pipehouse. I provide staple groceries from the market once a week and we have a surplus of organic vegetables and other produce from the farm.
We give ingredients and WWOOFers cook meals themselves, so they can cook anything they like usually
Yes, at a designated location
  • No
At least one of our Host members has much time to communicate with WWOOFers
  • No, WWOOFers do not need to speak Japanese if they speak English
  • Japanese
We have hosted volunteers on our farm since 2012 and greatly value all the friendships we have developed with people from all over the world throughout the years. Our farm and project is in a small village in the mountains and it is a bit like a start up as we develop our business and infrastructure on the farm. We have found that people with an independent, entrepreneurial mindset will thrive and benefit greatly from the experience as the work is varied and generally exciting.
We need urgent help both on the farm and with the natural building, farmhouse project we are working on. Any wwoofers with farming/permaculture or natural building/construction or carpentry experience are most welcome but also happy to have those with a keen interest in learning. We also have 3 young and energetic children so best to be prepared.
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