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The Owl House Niseko - Our build (PICS)

Discussion in 'Japan' started by Mufts, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks Conners. We went with a simple web company that deals with holiday houses and has an inbuilt booking engine. Will get more updated and finished photos in the coming months (including interior pics!).
    Now to link it to AirBnB etc...
     
  2. Donza

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    Thought about having a car as part of the accommodation? Like Hurry slowly does.
     
  3. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Owl House looks lovely, well done and best wishes for the very enterprising adventure. :)

    Is it possible to ski too much soft snow >>>>
     
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  4. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    For now, just managing the build, bookings and the like are enough!
    The shuttle stop is so close, you can get to the slopes and around the village no worries (which for most, is enough)
     
  5. Donza

    Donza Pool Room

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    Do you find that shuttle gets really crowded?
     
  6. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thank you!

    Too much soft snow............Said no one... EVER!
     
  7. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    At peak times it can be, as like any public transport system ever. Early bird catches the pow though!
     
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  8. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    on a scale of jackson tram to tokyo subway; how crowded? LOL
     
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    Looks awesome. Like the design.
     
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  10. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    You'll never know if you never go!
     
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    Because it is towards the end of the shuttle run, we found staying in that area you were better off walking slightly back down the shuttle route as it would fill up before it got to our stop.
     
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  12. Donza

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    Or just walking ....
     
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  13. Donza

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    town hall at 7.30am.

    mind you i've been to ski hills in Japan that had less people on the entire hill than in that one shuttle...
     
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  14. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks nice and sharp! :thumbs:
     
  15. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks, can't wait to have the interior done!
     
  16. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks spacious @Mufts !
    Bonus for J-accomodation!
     
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    Yes, we have to long legs to sit.LOL
     
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    Hyst Enjoyer Ski Pass: Gold

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    When is housewarming????:cheers::clap:
     
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    rukva One of Us

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    blutek One of Us

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    whose going to shovel/blow the snow?
     
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  21. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    Local contractor.
     
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    Build is looking sweet @Mufts.
     
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    Have you looked at heating the roof? Only needs to be 2 degrees, turn on when snow builds up, snow melts, water runs away, turn off.

    Cheers ..
     
  24. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    Soaking tub looks magic!!! :thumbs:

    I love a good soak after boarding but often the baths are not really big enough to really submerge. Onsen is the obvious suggestion but the darn thing gives me migraines.... So regular water is the go for me.
     
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  25. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looked at it, but our arrangement works for us in terms of simplicity and management.
     
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  26. Undies

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    Max = 6 people?. If I go with my family and my partner's family, it can be 8. I think my brother can sleep in the living room or wherever in Owl House, not in the bed rooms:p.
     
  28. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    We are waiting on a folding bunk to be delivered/installed which will take the max occupancy to 8 people. It may arrive mid season, so for now, it is 6 people.
     
  29. Harper11

    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    looks great

    is $1000 a night or there abouts common for japan?
    i thought it was supposed to be cheaper than usa/canada
     
  30. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Those bottom floor windows will be 1m under the snow!!! ;)
     
  31. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    Let's hope so!!

    The house has a separate summer and winter entrance, to take into account snow depth and access. ;)
     
  32. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    Depends what you want to stay in.
    Private house or shared lodge or somewhere in between.
    There are options for all budgets.
     
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  33. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    When will you be there?
     
  34. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    Nice.

    Did you contract the builder directly or did you do it through Simon Robinson or similar?
     
  35. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    The later, having someone there to project manage and translate was something we wanted.
     
  36. Mufts

    Mufts Potato Ski Pass: Gold

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    We'll be going back and forth (between bookings etc), but we are next there the last week of January.
     
  37. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    And depends where in Japan you are going. Ironically private, self contained accommodation with a lower service level is often more expensive in Japan because it is not that common. It is hard to find away from Niseko and Hakuba because it is not what the Japanese have traditionally wanted. They tend to go skiing for just weekends and want hotels or pensions.
     
  38. DeskRider

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    ^^ yup, hard for guys working in Japan to get away skiing for 2 weeks with only 10 days annual leave..... (mine did go up by 1 day per year but still sucked)
     
  39. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah but there are 24 or so public holidays. I think we get 14 so overall it is the same number of days at work each year.
     
  40. Sandy

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    There are 16 public holidays in Japan next year.
     
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    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think we get 12. The people I was talking to must get extra because we worked out they get 10 more than us so we have the same number of working days each year.
     
  42. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    But there are also no sick leave days in Japan, so people usually take annual leave. Sick leave in Australia is, what, 5-7 days?
     
  43. skichanger

    skichanger A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I don't get sick leave or annual leave. ;)
     
  44. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    ahhhh, but you can spend 4 months in your lodge in Myoko!!!! ;)
     
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    Ozgirl A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    10!
     
  46. Sandy

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    Hmmm....
     
  47. Sandy

    Sandy Dark Sith Lord of the Pool Room Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    So when will it essentially be completely finished (ready to use)?
     
  48. Undies

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    And when is the Mini-Sic Housewarming?
     
  49. Mufts

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    In three weeks!
     
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  50. Ramenman

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    It would be nice to draw a skiing owl on the exterior wall like this because it's "The Owl House":p
    [​IMG]
     
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