Come and explore by the lake in Talkeetna, Alaska


United States

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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!

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: 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


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

    There is a place to park a camper van or rv in our driveway.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes we are a dog friendly household assuming your dog gets along with others. We have 2 bug huskies.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 831398718775