All around player in a remote homestay in Japan - private room!

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The experience

We require assistance with a range of tasks, including grass cutting, wood splitting, cleaning, painting, and various general tasks depending on the ongoing projects. The specific tasks may vary from day to day, primarily depending on the season of your visit. During the spring to fall of 2023, we will especially need your support for renovating an old hot spring hotel, tending to grass-cutting duties, and assisting with a summer program geared t

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

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

Building & Repairing: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

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.

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

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Discounts on Parties: Get discounts at nearby parties and clubs.

Discounts on Tours: Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.

Discounts on Accommodation: Get discounts for your stay in other hostels.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Free Tours: We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!

Free Hiking Tours: We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!

Get free drinks or beverages.: Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.

Free Parties: Get free entrance for the best parties in town.

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

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


Beginner English or Beginner Japanese

Between 18 and 60 years old

Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

Close to world-renowned Niseko, but far from the crowds of tourists, Iwanai has a unique charm of its own. New friends, delicious food, beautiful scenery and new memories await. We are always looking for hard-working, outgoing and competent individuals interested in developing skills in construction, adventure tourism, backcountry skiing, general maintenance, marketing, and food preparation.

If you have been traveling for a while and wish to sink your teeth into a project or are just looking to get off the beaten trail, this is the place for you.

Depending on the season, life on the mountain can be pretty rugged. The accommodation is away from town, it gets pretty chilly at night and it's not unusual to find bugs and other wildlife around the house,

Activities & Shift

25 hours per week. We are very flexible with those who are working remotely. If you have other student or work obligations, we can set hours that suit your schedule. The accommodation is equipped with a fiber optic internet connection.


“WA” is a Japanese cultural concept usually translated into English as Harmony. It implies peaceful unity and conformity in a social group in which members prefer the continuation of a harmonious community over personal interest. Please be aware of your surroundings and put your housemates

volunteers are expected to help the amount that was agreed upon before arrival. If you have been asked to help more than the agreed-upon hours per week we will do our best to make up for this with additional time off. Guests who continuously show up late, cut corners or waste work time will kindly be asked to leave.

leave nothing behind. (we don't need it)
Morning and evening departures are preferred.
Please clean your room and your bed sheets before leaving.
If you wish to stay longer or leave earlier than the agreed-upon period of time, please let a staff member know Asap