Help on a Remote Homestead in Alaska, USA

  • Bisher 42 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 13 Juli 2024



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 3 Wochen



  • Beschreibung


    Hi Folks, we are Vanessa and Amanda, two sisters who are working together on our family Homestead in Alaska. Our land was established by our grandparents in the 1960's when they came to Alaska with their four young kids to live the pioneer life. This homestead is in a remote location near Denali State Park along the Alaska railroad-which is the only means of transportation to and from the nearest town. During the summer season the trains run five days per week, so, though isolated, there are many opportunities for volunteers to go to town by train and explore the nearby attractions. The unique situation of this homestead is the fact that the property itself is a tourist attraction for folks who are exploring Alaska by railroad. It is a historic site in full view of the trains as they go by, and in the past they have been known to stop to let people off to buy the books our grandmother has written that give an account of her experiences as a homesteader and mother in the 1960's and 70's. Nowadays, our grandparents no longer live or spend much time at the homestead since they need to be under the full time care of our aunt. This year we plan to bring the tourist attraction back to life by creating a valuable experience for folks who want to get off the train and tour the historic site.
    The 2024 season will be full of big changes and new projects, and we hope you are willing to come be a part of the story as it unfolds!

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Learning opportunities include growing a garden and establishing perennials in the Alaskan climate, living as a modern homesteader in a remote location, creating value added farm products, food preservation, cooking on an antique wood cook stove, and becoming comfortable and confident in the wilderness setting.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Die vom Gastgeber angebotene Vergütung entspricht dem Mindestlohn

    Die vom Gastgeber angebotene Vergütung entspricht dem Mindestlohn

    Dieser Host bietet Unterkunft und Bezahlung.

    Der Gastgeber gibt an, dass er den gesetzlichen Stundenlohn seines Landes für jede gearbeitete Stunde zahlt und zudem die Unterkunft zur Verfügung stellt. Er sucht Mithilfe an seinem Unternehmen bzw. bei seiner Geschäftstätigkeit. Nutze bitte die Messaging-Funktion der Website, um mehr Informationen und Details zum gezahlten Lohn zu erhalten. Du solltest alle Absprachen im Vorfeld direkt mit deinem Gastgeber treffen.

  • Arbeit


    We will be needing help with general maintenance and upkeep of the property. These tasks include cutting down trees, clearing brush, hauling logs, driving tractors, chopping firewood, and mowing the grass. There will also be a vegetable garden to take care of, and some perennials that will need to be transplanted. Folks who have some experience with permaculture are especially welcome!
    In addition to the gardening and landscaping roles, we are also looking for folks who have basic knowledge and some experience in carpentry and small engine repair to help us keep the buildings and equipment in good working condition.
    Since this is an agri tourism business there will also be a good amount of interaction with the clientele. We are looking for someone who is outgoing and willing to share part of their day with folks who take a genuine interest in homesteading work!

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft


    Options for accommodation vary depending on the time of the season and the number of people on site at any given time. For those who prefer to have their own space, we can put you up in a tent with an air mattress close by to the house and facilities. If you are happy to share a room with others from time to time, the upstairs of the house is available as a common sleeping area. We will also be building platforms for canvas tents that can serve as accommodation for volunteers, but since we need help building them they might not be finished by the beginning of the season.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    This homestead is in a remote location on the Alaska Railroad- our closest neighbors are a mile away. We are a drug and alcohol free homestead. The nearest town is Talkeetna and it's about an hour and a half by train. Talkeetna is one of the major tourist hubs in Alaska, with a vibrant restaurant scene, night life, and sightseeing opportunities. From Talkeetna, the drive to Denali State Park isn't far where there are plentiful hiking trails for those who love to explore the great outdoors. For the right candidate, we may be able to provide a vehicle to go exploring on days off.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Happy to welcome folks with dogs who are good with other dogs and children.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    varies from day to day

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 581291286295

Feedback (1)

Weitere Bilder


Help a family with a little gardening and enjoy backyard paradise in Simi Valley, USA
Join us at our eco-homestead and forest near Oregon City, USA