We have a family operated oyster farm and live on an island homestead in Southeast Alaska. We are a couple in our 50's with a teenager at home. It is isolated here with no shops, and only a few other people. There are lots of opportunities to enjoy pristine Southeast Alaskan views. We travel to town with our boat or skiff about once every two weeks. We have a couple of cats, a dog, and ducks and geese. We try to eat as much home grown or harvested food as we can, though we get bulk staples occasionally.
We live right next to and work on the water, but also have a garden and acreage for those who rather walk.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Our visitors usually learn much about themselves, after living in a world so very different than their own.
We are interested in someone that can help on the homestead. We live on a remote island and travel to town infrequently. About a three month visit works best.
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This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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Share a three room cabin. There is a small kitchen for preparing food, though most meals can be eaten at the main house. The front room is a few feet from the ocean and has a stunning view.
Air travel is to Ketchikan, Alaska (KTN) then on float plane via Taquan Air to Marble Island. The travel is expensive - but well worth it, for many people. Please contact us before making any travel arrangements.
We move toward self-sufficiency as a way of life. We grow, eat and sell premium whole foods and avoid processed "foods".
For entertainment while here you can hike, skiff, fish, harvest plants, berries, mushrooms to eat, and enjoy music, games, or movies.
We have lived in this area of Alaska for many years. This is our way of life; not a vacation/retirement hobby.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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