Help jack up, reinforce and renovate a small house on our property in Palmer, Alaska. Palmer is in the Matanuska Valley

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  • Description

    Description

    My husband and I are retired teachers with two grown children. We live in the Matanuska Valley on the edge of Lazy Mountain. I was a Deaf Education Teacher so I know some ASL. I’d say I’m at a rusty conversational level.

    We built an addition with help from a workawayer. We have a few sheep, some chickens and nearly every summer we get a few pigs to butcher in the fall. We also have a good sized garden and a greenhouse. We have a barn to clean and a manure pile to build.

    This year I want help jacking up and making level a small house here on the property. I am not as strong at 66 as I used to be and I could use help with heavy work.

    Also, you should know, we live about 6 miles (about 9.5 km I think) from town. Bus service is not an option. Together, we can figure out how to get you to where you might like to go. If you are comfortable with riding with strangers, we have friends, and someone is always going somewhere. We will get you where you want to go.

    If you like hiking, then this is a great place! There is also an active mountain biking community here with many off road trails. The fishing is excellent here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Visitors will become encultured in Alaskana and a rural lifestyle. There's plenty of hiking, visiting, and summer light!
    Also, you should know, we live about 6 miles (about 9.5 km I think) from town. Bus service is not an option. Together, we can figure out how to get you to where you might like to go. If you like hiking, then this is a great place! Mountain biking? It’s here!
    Visiting Alaska is allowing yourself to rely on others to provide entertainment, travel and letting yourself join the world of positive people. You will get to where you want to go, provided you communicate where that is.

  • Help

    Help

    Help with various small building projects. Yard work, help with the sheep. The barn always needs to be cleaned.
    This summer, the small house on the property needs fixing up.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a bedroom downstairs with a queen(?), bed and it's own bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Palmer, Alaska is in the Matanuska Valley, google it. There are mountains all around and plenty of hiking. We are an hour's drive from Anchorage and a 6-7 hour drive from Fairbanks and 5ish hours from Homer.
    We live about 6 miles (about 9.5 km I think) from town. Bus service is not an option.

  • 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

    I am not sure if our wifi is fast enough to satisfy someone who is working to earn their livelihood.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have lots of space for any size van, but we do not have dump facilities for sewage.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If you want to bring a dog, it must be good around livestock and our dogs and cat. Otherwise, it will need to be tied up or on a leash at all times.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours per day, tops, 5 days a week



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