Learn about alternative building techniques helping us with our earthship in Kasilof, Alaska


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    My family is building an earthship in Kasilof Alaska. Our home is located about 15 minutes away where there is hot running water, laundry facilities, internet & a garden. We have been working on it off and on for 11 years and are hoping to completely close it in this summer(2021)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    Travelers gain the opportunity to learn through hands on projects about various sustainable building techniques. I love to discuss at length all things local food, sustainable construction and general community building plans.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We have an ever expanding garden and are not slave drivers. Our typical day starts with coffee or tea and a garden walk/safety meeting/ about what we'd like to work on. Some of the projects we will be working on this summer(2021) are flinging mud/filling gaps in tire walls, papercrete aluminum can interior walls, siding, water collection systems, green roofing, hempcrete/interior surface coatings, bottle wall building, gardening, entertaining/feeding kids, hessian(burlapcrete) exterior walls.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Camping is available onsite at the earthship or I have limited bedrooms available at my house. Tents, campers and vans are welcome at my house as well. I have a van for transporting people to the earthship and we are just a few minutes from soldotna.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located near the Kenai and Kasilof rivers which are prime salmon fishing locations. Hitchiking is easy in Alaska in the summer and a fun way to get around. If volunteers are interested in alternative building techniques there is a lot to be learned and we love to talk about all kinds of crazy building ideas.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have internet available at my house. It is decent by Alaskan standards:)

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Our building project is located about 15 min south of my home, there is ample room to park at either location.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We accept dogs that get along well with other dogs. We have a young husky named Echo.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    20 hours a week

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