22.07. - 28.07.2020
This workcamp has been organized with Ohara Eco Project (OEP) in cooperation with
Katsuyama city government since 2009. There were 600 inhabitants in Ohara village with 90
houses 100 years ago, but now only 1 elder! OEP was founded by the local people in 2006
and has rehabilitated 7 houses of cultural heritage. They maintain and revive the trails and
fields, organize the workcamps with NICE and run various eco tour, so got the best prize in
the award of Creating Home Town by the national government in 2016! The family
workcamp started since 2013 (President of NICE keeps joining as a leader with his kids) and
hosted a lot of families from Japan, Asia, Europe and Americas with great success.
Volunteer will help to 1) maintain the old houses (cleaning up, drying many sleeping mats,
mixing clay, straw and water, etc.), 2) do farming (weeding in the green tea field that was
abandon, etc.) and 3) do other community work (e.g., construction, chopping woods, trail
maintenance). Children sometimes work with adults and other times play in the nature
(river, etc.) by the assistance of some parents (by turns) and supporting vols.
A few rooms of the traditional renovated house! Meals will be cooked by turns. Sleeping bag
is not necessary. Simple shower facilities. Clean toilets. You can see how the village looks
like at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzGZvho8fVQ
Only families (Children should be 6-12 years old) can join this program. Basically, up to 4
persons (2 adults) per family. High motivation to work and cooperate. Respect to the local
culture and way of the organization! Speaking Japanese language is welcomed!
Adresa: , Fukui, Japan
GPS: 35.9263502, 136.6068127
200 km north east of Osaka. Katsuyama is an agricultural city and famous for dinosaurs
discovery. Ohara village is located at 500 m a.s.l. and surrounded by the mountains with
very rich nature (e.g., the spring water is drinkable and very tasty!).
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