I live in a lovely little town in Alaska called Talkeetna just south of the Alaska range and Denali. I live with my partner and 2 Alaskan huskies. We love the lake life and just getting out to explore everything Alaska has to offer! I am a Civil Engineer for the Forest Service. I survey and design stream restoration projects all over the country but when I'm not travelling on a project, forgot fun, I work from home. My partner, Clay, is a bush pilot and has his own airplane.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
This could be a true Alaskan experience in an artsy little community while enjoying the quiet lake life with the loons and other critters. We can teach you a lot about what Alaska has to offer and what it is like living here. My partner is a pilot so if you have ever had dreams of flying, he can answer any and all questions about airplanes!
Looking for help hand digging a large hole to for a new outhouse to go over. Hole will be approximately 6-10 feet deep and about 5 feet in diameter Also have some other odds and ends projects around the house involving some hauling gravel and dirt down a trail to do some landscaping or some small scale building projects. Also have a deck & sauna that needs stained.
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Tiny cabin with fill size bed, electric including electric heater. No running water. Outhouse.
We will plan to cook food for our work aways but there is a little fridge, induction burner, toaster oven, and hot water kettle in the tiny cabin. Unless they prefer to just be given ingredients and cook themselves.
Lots of trails and water in talkeetna to explore on whether you are into hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, kayaking or stand up paddle boarding,
flying, there is just about everything to do here!
The best transport would be by bicycle on the trail. We live 7 miles from town and 7 miles from the grocery store. We also might be able to help out with transport depending on the day.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
There is a place to park a camper van or rv in our driveway.
Yes we are a dog friendly household assuming your dog gets along with others. We have 2 bug huskies.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week