Be part of the history of a 100-year-old home and help renovate

The Exchange

Help to do renovation work in a 100-year-old traditional Japanese house. You must be skilled already to do this job....we can’t instruct you. We have many little jobs! Doors not working smoothly, paint peeling, flooring coming loose, repairs to paper doors, many little things that require a careful, neat person's attention. Gardening skills also welcome. We also have little repair jobs in our two Tokyo houses, can spend time there too.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Arts: Help with painting, graffiti, sculpting or drawing.

Painting & Decorating: Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.

Handyman: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

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

Usually work in the am leaving the rest of the day free. May ask you to be there when guests are arriving.