Come and help at our English house

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The experience

At our house foreigners and Japanese people live together to share language and culture. All of our residents are Japanese students who are eager to improve their language skills - this is where you can help! Duties will include general house cleaning and language support. Every Monday- Friday we hold free conversation time in our spacious and comfortable lounge. By choosing to come and stay with us you'll have a fantastic experience!

What you offer

15 hours of help per week

Teaching Languages: Teach a language to guests or local communities.

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Free Events: Get free entrance for the best events in town.

Language lessons: Take free language classes at our place.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Fluent English

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Type of work:
Help in the house
Language practice

Hours per day:
A usual working day is on average 4 hours a day Monday - Friday We think it is important for helpers to have time to explore the local area. Hirakata is on the main line and is the perfect base to explore the whole Kansai area.

Activities & Shift

All volunteers will be expected to help with daily cleaning chores to keep our home tidy. This is usually done in the morning. Evening activities start from 7.30pm and include free conversation time with students in our comfortable communal living room.


Everyone puts in a lot of effort into language learning in the house. Volunteers will need to be native or have a very good grasp of the English language. We like friendly people who can become part of our family for however long they stay at the house.