Nationality of an aplicant

 Either Japanese Not Japanese

Working Address

 Japan  Not Japan
Job ID : 27606
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Full-time House-sitter for old Japanese house near Kyoto

at Damian York

Nationality of an applicantNot set
Details of the jobHouse-sitter, cultural activities
Working addressKameoka-shi, Kyoto
RequirementsShould be male, under 30 years old
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 This job is a unique opportunity for someone interested in traditional Japanese art and culture.


The job is to be the house-sitter looking after an old Japanese house in Kameoka City, which is about 30 minutes from Kyoto Station by JR train. The house sits amidst gardens and rice paddies, and is surrounded by flowering trees and plants, fireflies in the summer, red maples in the winter etc.   


The house-sitter's job is to basically keep the house clean, take out the garbage, water the plants, and collect the mail. That part is non-paying, done in exchange for free rent.  


Otherwise, there is a lot of other work which the house-sitter can do at his own pace, paid at ¥900/hour. This includes setting up the house and garden for visitors and cultural events (geisha parties, dance events, painting and calligraphy events etc). Also scanning and organizing arts-related documents and photos; helping to repair old art objects, etc. And web-design, book and pamphlet design, and other computer work, if the house-sitter has those skills.


The house-sitter is free to do other work, but is expected to be in the house most nights. The work could vary according to how much he wants to do, as there is no deadline or expectation to complete a certain amount in a certain time. It's up to you.


For someone interested in Japanese arts, this would be an opportunity to learn many things while living in a beautiful traditional environment.

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Published at 2019-09-22
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Job ID : 27606