So, some of you might be wondering where I have been staying at for the last 3 weeks? Well, I am doing wood work for the Yamazaki family here in Hino, Japan. Hino is a city west of Tokyo, filled with all sorts of age ranges from babies to seniors. People are generally more friendly and relaxed here, compared to the fast paced, robotic lifestyle of Tokyo.
Anyways, I joined a website called WWOOFJAPAN (www.wwoofjapan.com) in search of doing something out of my normal routine. After you become a member of WWOOFJAPAN, you get to search for different host houses that allow you to work on their farm (or garden/workshop in this instance) and in exchange they feed you, house you, and generally teach you new skills like learning the Japanese language.
The following images are of the “interesting” house that I am staying in. Traditionally for this kind of work, the wwoofers (my role) stay in a separate house from the host family. This house reminds me of the movie Jumanji, as it is slowly being taken over by the plant life. Enjoy! 🙂