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Cultural Exchange

WHOOP is “Working Holiday on Otaru Project”. The meaning is “Let’s long term stay while working as a cultural exchange helper in Hokkaido Otaru!“

The MorinoKi helper is to exchange your hostel charge (special price) for work (volunteer) several hours at the hotel. Good for long stay traveler, and Working Holiday Maker.
In WHOOP, the exchange of “Working” and “Stay” is not the aim. This most important aim is “Cultural Exchange.”. It is cultural exchange between the helper and the MorinoKi staffs, the helper and the traveler, helper and the local people.

Recruitment Information for whoop
  1. Recruitment period: Year-round recruitment (Application can be made 2 months prior to start-day.)
  2. Duration of stay: 1 ~ 2 weeks (Extension possible. neg.)
  3. Recruitment numbers: 1 ~ 2 person
  4. Working hours: About 4 hours (usually 8 a.m to 12 p.m)
    • Occasionaly extra work.
    • Occasionally house-sitting for hostel.
  5. Activities for help: Bed making, Cleaning, Gardening, Snow removal, Helper’s Diary Blog and more.
  6. Requirements for whoop:18 ~ 35 years old (Any Nationality, Any Gender Welcome)
      • Ex-whooper or Repeater advantageous
      • Working Holiday Visa advantageous
      • Your personality is Tidy, Creative, Sense of Humor, Careful Consideration, Chatty, curious person and dog-loving, cat-loving.
      • Non-smoker is better.
      • In the winter, No good for people who feel the cold easily.
    • [NG person] Without saying “HELLO”, Keeping in own’s bedroom. No communications. Careless Consideration. Untidy.
  7. Bed Room: Dormitory with other guests
  8. Notes:
    • No pay, No meal.
      *You can use Kitchen. You make your own meals.
      You can have inexpensive breakfast and dinner for staff.
      Sometimes, we might have a lunch together.
      *Sometimes, we might have a lunch or dinner together.
    • You must write Helper’s Diary Blog every day.
    • We take photos of the helper’s life. These photos will be uploaded images to SNS of MorinoKi.
    • You can take 1 day off every week.
    • If you want long-term-stay, it is decided upon through consulting with us after you come here.
    • We might cancel your stay even during the term of a contract.

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  • whooper “Negotiable”
  • whooper “Booked” (We don’t need helper)

Application for whoop
  • Application can be made 2 months prior to start-day.
  • In a basic way we handle applicant on a first-come and first-served basis.
  • If other helper has already decided, you might not be accepted.
  • Application Procedure.
    1. Fill in this “whoop Application Form” and click the submit.
    2. A “whoop Tentative Application Email” will be sent automatically to your e-mail address. But Your application is not complete yet by this mail.
    3. We will send you a “whoop Confirmation Email” again within 48 hours after check your application.
    4. If your application is accepted, then please reply us after checking “whoop Confirmation Email”.
    5. With that, your reservation will be completed. After that we might send you emails.
  • Application can be made 2 months prior to start-day.
    * Required.
    whoop Application Form
    Common name:
    *Telephone No.:
    years old
    *Your Photo:
    • Recent photo of your face. Your snapshot.
    *Your language:

    *Start date:
    *End Date:
    • The maximum period of helper is 14 days via this form.
    • Extension possible. Negotiation on here. Extension
    • No visa for working: Maximum period of helper is 7 days.
    Use of parking lot:
    *Reason for Applying:

    Have you ever been stayed at MorinoKi before?:
    Have you ever had whooper before?:
    Dog and Cat?:
    Are you smoker?:
    Are you vegetarian?:
    Your point to note:
    Have you ever had helper at other guesthouse before?:
    If you have experience,:

    In case of cancellation or any changes, I will contact you soon.
    Photos of the helper's days will be uploaded images to SNS.
    I understand the contents of the application guidelines, I have approved this.
    I have approved that I may be terminated the whoop in some cases.
  • Notes:
    • If the whoop Tentative Application Email by automatically transmits does not reach you, your email address may be wrong. Please contact us again.
    • Your reservation will be canceled if you can not reply us “whoop Confirmation Emaill” within 3 days.

  • As of December 2018: 240 whoopers