11.May - 05.Aug 2018
Maki, nagano , Japon


  • Moyen terme 3-6 mois
  • SOCI
  • AGRI
  • NICE-LI-MK 18-2
Age minimum : 18
Frais d’inscription : 150.00 EUR
Frais supp : 12000.00 JPY


Other activities : Sightseeing, short trip (hot springs, famous places here). Trekking.Participation fee : 12,000 yen per one month (6,000 yen from the 4th month) to be paid on their arrivals. There is no fee for vols. from the NGOs charging no fee in their LMTV projects to NICE vols.Term : If you want to end on another day, please choose among the following dates and clearly write on your application form; 07/01, 08/05, 09/22, 10/28, 12/14. Other : It was made into a documentary movie about their living life, Kyodo Gakusha Maki Farm on 2015 in Japan. http://arayashiki-movie.jp/

  • Code : NICE-LI-MK 18-2
  • Dispo : 1M / 1F (Total Part 2)
  • Langue du Projet : JAP / ENG
  • Age : 18 - 99


Organized together with Maki Farm of Kyodo Gakusha (KG). KG is a NPO running 5 organic farming communities in Japan where people with various backgrounds such as mentally disadvantaged, those who want to learn farming, etc. in order to change our society from competitive to cooperative. Maki Farm has 5-10 members and is located in a very isolated area (no accessible for cars and we have to walk 4 km in the mountains), so once it became an abandon village in 1970s. Tateya is one branch of KG.


We will help their organic farming (weeding in rice and vegetable fields, planting vegetables, taking care of goats and hens, etc.) and also carry the things from the town, renovate the trails, help their house work, etc. Be ready to work for quite a long time (05:30-18:00 with some brakes) and tough.


Building a straw roof (traditional house in Japan) in farm ,cooking as a group by turn


In the deep mountain. Very isolated, but beautiful village near aeurooeJapanese Northern Alpsaeuro. About 900 meters asl. Something remained here that most of Japanese areas have lost in modernization.


Speaking some Japanese (common language will be Japanese) and strong motivation to work and enjoy simple life in the isolated area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization Skills of agriculture or construction can be useful

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