We are a nonprofit sled dogs rescue in a semi-remote location near Fairbanks, Alaska

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United States

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    10/06/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Nita. I live 15 miles from Fairbanks, Alaska. There is no public transportation and we do not go to town unless it's necessary, usually 1-2 times per week. Cell phones work most of the time. Internet access is very limited. There is no TV.
    There is plenty of solitude, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living in a semi remote location in Alaska is an amazing experience. Our Alaskan lifestyle is unique. Living with sled dogs in an extreme climate with beautiful landscapes and the Aurora Borealis or the midnight sun is like nothing else.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    20-30 sled dogs require lots of care and lots of love. Feeding, scooping poop, exercising, training, grooming, etc.
    The dogs have to be cared for no matter the weather.

    Summer here means getting ready for winter. The work is physical but rewarding and in a beautiful setting.
    Trail making and maintenance is very physical work and safe use of a chainsaw is necessary. Firewood needs to be cut and stacked. Sled dog houses, fencing and gear need to be repaired and replaced.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I only speak English but would be interested in learning another language or teaching English language.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a DRY cabin. This means we have no running water. Our toilet is an outhouse. Showers are in town once per week. We get water from town for drinking, cooking, animals, washing etc. so being conservative about water usage is a must.

    Day time summer temperatures are around 70 F, nights 35-50F.
    Daytime winter temperatures are -20 to +40F, nights -40 to +20F.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You must love dogs. They are the #1 priority.

    There is no public transportation. You would be dependent on us for transportation or provide our own.

    There's lots of hiking, biking, and wilderness areas to explore.

    If you love dogs, physical activity, solitude and wilderness you'll love it here.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week








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