Ozuchi 3 (Ishikawa)

Court terme (1 à 3 semaines)

Kaga, Ishikawa, Japan - Japon

Manual work

  • Chantier International
  • 26-02-2019 - 11-03-2019
  • 2 volontaires
  • Adulte  |  18-99 ans
  • 0 de frais de participation Frais de participation qui reviennent directement à l'organisme d'accueil du projet et qui comprennent les frais d'hébergement, de nourriture et de coordination du projet.
  • Code projet: NICE-19-02264




This project has been organized together with "Shizentaiken Ozuchi Mura" since 2013, founded by local people to keep the Japanese original landscape. There were 140 inhabitants with 20 houses in 1916, but now only 2 people live there! Still 10 houses are remained and the area was designated as Nation's Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings. This group try to improve this depopulation situation by young voluntary power. Volunteers have been tried to (1)agriculture, (2)maintain the forest, (3)organize the event of culture exchange for local people and (4)exchange of ideas for improvement regional development though workcamps.


Volunteers will mainly clear the snow by shovels around houses in the area to protect the beautiful historic buildings and to keep the village's lifelines running.

Logement & Nourriture

Renovated house (Japanese traditional house!). Simple shower room. Clean toilet. You don't need to bring your sleeping bag. Volunteers prepare the meals by themselves. Wi-Fi are not connected basically. There is a cat in this village.

Emplacement & Temps libre

The southwest part of Ishikawa prefecture. Ozuchi village is surrounded by mountains, so very isolated, but you can enjoy mountain life in the very beautiful/traditional place. Charcoal making was main industry. (https://goo.gl/maps/kPUu666yx292)


High motivation to work hard and simple life in the isolated mountain area and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization.

Notes Supplémentaires

42 days participation in Feb. 12th - Mar. 25th or 28 days in Feb. 12th-Mar. 11th is also welcomed (please let us know in your application if you can do so). [ The website of local organization ] https://www.facebook.com/ozuchi/