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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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.
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.
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.
This host offers a language exchange
I only speak English but would be interested in learning another language or teaching English language.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week