Well, come December, I hope to be posting from a small village in the Hita mountains, on the southern island of Kyushu, Japan. We've decided to move back across the "pond" for the 6th time (my 8th). I'll be doing some consulting work and hopefully some farming, woodworking and web design. It will also put us a little closer to my wife's family, which will be great.
Here's a map.... X marks the spot!
This is the house we'll live in. We're getting a rent/option to buy contract with the owner but will continue to look for other property, including a plot of land to make a mini organic farm.
I should be able to build a small shop on the side.
The village is surrounded by mountains with tons of Sugi (cedar/cyprus) trees, and there is a large woodworking industry in the area.
This will be our 6th move between Japan and Seattle...hopefully our last.