Experience Alaska and help in our lode and restoring a historical log cabin in Talkeetna USA


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    August and the leaves are turning gold! Bring your sweaters and wool socks.

    We have had to change our Workaway payment policy:
    Because we are considered a "commercial" operation Workaway policy is we have to pay you for all hours worked rather then the work exchange we had used in the past and paying a stipend for any extra hours.

    We are still working out the bugs in a way that we don't have to monitor how any hours you worked or if one took three hours to do twenty minutes of work. Trying to keep it chill and pressure free for everyone while staying within the Workaway guidelines. Also wanting to keep a kitchen well stocked with food for everyone to keep it simple and fun.

    If you want to work more then the basic housekeeping and yard chores there is plenty to do for the self motivated and based on your experience we will still pay extra accordingly starting at $10.00 an hour on up. Basically its all up to you.

    Rocket & Trisha

    An August update:
    Its august first already! We have had some great Workaway guests and have a few still with us for the next month. Right now we have Japan, England, France, and America staying with us! Denmark just headed to Denali.

    Just a couple house keeping items. We changed the Roadhouse food voucher to once a week some time ago but forgot to update it. Wanted to reiterate we are non smoking and non drug use here.

    Berries are out, blue and all the others, our cherry tree is full of not ripe berries. Our crab apple trees are going well and there should be plenty to jar later next month. Our broccoli went crazy but our other plants didn't do so well.

    65f today but forecast is 80f for the next weeks or so, don't put away the sunscreen just yet.

    Fun travels,

    Rocket and Trisha

    Just an update: July is here and looks like we are at the end of a serious heatwave!

    We are on the home stretch of our log cabin restoration but still have plenty of projects around the grounds and cabins: painting and some other woodwork projects. Had the guitar shop on hold for the cabin project but will be getting back in there at the end of next week. The Batplane is down and waiting for a new engine so getting up in the air is off the table for a while :( . The Salmon fishing is almost here for those interested, Sockeye get here first and then the Silvers follow them. The airplanes are still landing on the Glaciers but sounds like only a few more weeks left as the snow melts and the ice becomes to rough to land up there. We did update our stay minimum to two weeks and even longer stays work better for us. Now that we have a few months as a Workaway host under our belt we have a better idea of what we and our guests need.

    Almost forgot, Zip the Wonder dog was laid to rest so we only have the chickens running around the yard...

    Safe travels,

    Rocket and Trisha

    Our place a base for almost all Alaskan activities from winter to summer and in between: mountain climbing including Denali, fishing, bears and moose, glaciers, eagles and salmon, flying, dog sledding, snow machines and snow shoes, cross country skiing: four seasons of northern adventure.

    Talkeetna in it's native tongue means " Rivers of Plenty "

    We have a group of historical cabins on our property that always need a little love, in particular our newest which is being rebuilt from an original 1945 log cabin. We will be installing a new floor and roof and then adding modern amenities like water, electricity, sewer...

    In the summer we have vegetable and flower gardens and grounds that always need a little or a lot of attention and a coop full chickens. Plenty of tasks for those who like to dig in the dirt and make green things grow.

    Housekeeping assistance: laundry and window washing, greeting guests and hauling their bags.

    We keep a small airplane across from our place which we need a hand with on occasion and it's an opportunity to see our part of alaska up close.

    We also build Classical and Flamenco guitars and a hand in the shop is always appreciated. For someone willing to make a longer commitment an opportunity to build their own guitar is an option.

    We have a couple options for lodging some small trailers and a little log cabin. We have a cooking facility and showers, wifi of course, bikes, snow shoes, a few pairs of CC skis and boots, sleds.

    We are vary firmly non smoking.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience alaska from a locals point of view and share a worldly perspective.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    Snow shoveling in the winter!
    Garden and grounds keeping
    Restoring old log cabin- new roof and winterizing this fall
    Building guitars
    Chicken sitting

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    We have a few lodging options: one small log cabin in the woods, a couple travel trailers with only electricity, and a mobil home with two rooms, a full kitchen, laundry, and two full bathrooms.

    We will keep the kitchen stocked with basic food items and fresh as required. Ideally we would like to share one meal a week or so in our house and would like to have our guest share one meal a week with us.

    You could catch a fresh salmon from the river and we will show you how to cook it :)

    Our garden grows lots of greens and whatever we can get to grow so we eat a fresh salad every evening and expect our guest to do the same.

    We will also provide a voucher for one meal a week, breakfast or lunch, at our Talkeetna Roadhouse.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are About 120 road miles north of Anchorage.

    There is a bus called The Parks Connection that comes up daily from Anchorage in the summer.

    The Alaska train comes up from anchorage on the weekends in the winter and daily in the summer. This is a great way to get up to us.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-6 hours a day flexible start times 5 days a week

Arron & Yuin helping in the guitar shop with new display cabinet.
Our first Workawys having fun painting the greenhouse!
March 1st 2019 Talkeetna Alaska
Tiny cabin for friends and Workaway in the woods.

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