Farm life in a Japanese mountain village! - Iya Valley (Shikoku)

Farm life in a Japanese mountain village! - Iya Valley (Shikoku)

Posted: 1/11/2018 - 5:29 pm

Seeking a reliable couple interested to experience country life in a quiet Japanese mountain village, looking after and helping to improve a small farmhouse and the surrounding property.

It’s a rustic, one-story, furnished house with a basic kitchen, small living room, and large main Japanese-style living/bedroom with tatami mats. There is also an attached wing with another room and a bathroom; the toilet is currently a basic outhouse just beside the house.

The owners live overseas now and the house and land needs ongoing maintenance work, and needs to be lived in. There is plentiful outdoor work: organic farming, landscaping, grass cutting, tree planting, weeding, stone wall building, etc.

While not mandatory, some Japanese language ability would be useful; home maintainence and/or carpentry would be a plus. In addition to offering accommodation and all utilities (electricity, Internet, etc.), a modest stipend will be provided to cover other basic living needs. Please contact us if interested.

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