Looking for someone that can help on the homestead. We live on a remote island in South East Alaska, USA


United States

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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our visitors usually learn much about themselves, after living in a world so very different than their own.

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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