Live in a traditional 100 year old house and help with daily task

The Exchange

This is a very beautiful large house set in a traditional garden near the sea, one hour south of Tokyo. Very tranquil and peaceful. 10 minutes walk from the famous temples of Kamakura, Japan's capital city from the 13th century and a popular sightseeing location. Ten minutes walk to the beach, many hiking paths.


25 hours of help per week

Cleaning: Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

Housekeeping: Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.

Reception: Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

1 day off per week

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

Shared Dorm: You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

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


Over 22 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We offer all the rice, flour for the breadmaker, and staples that you need, but you must buy your own fresh food from the local supermarket.
You will need to be independent and responsible to look after the house and our guests.

Activities & Shift

Be up in the morning to clean and help the guests, usually free after that but helpful to be around in the evening when new guests are arriving.
Some days we have a lot of guests, sometimes none, so you need to be flexible with your time. If we have no guests we may give you other tasks (secretarial tasks on the computer, gardening if you can do it, hand sewing if you can do it).


Need to be clean, organised, and good at making rooms look nice and guests feel comfortable.