We are a small family developing our land of 10 acres mostly forested. We do our own construction and landscaping work. I am a working Mom, Ryan is 14 and likes video games, archery, basketball, soccer and girls! Mike works construction in the surrounding area and sometimes across Kachemak Bay. We do not have a well so we have lots of gutters for water catchment and we practice water conservation. There are over 15 kinds of wild berries on our land in the forested areas or in the bogs. We are between Homer and Anchor Point and can get to the beach in about 20 minutes! Anya our dog is our early warning system for visitors and loves to go on hikes and to the beach anytime! Tutka and Honey are rodent control experts and watch the nesting swallows and dream of catching them with no success- typical cats, they own us. :)
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
You can learn about construction, running a chainsaw and wood splitter, basic wiring, basic fencing, tree falling, plumbing, wood boilers, cooking, baking, food preserving. We also try to be sure we get guests out to fish for halibut and sometimes salmon. We usually plan work around my husbands days off so you also have time to go hiking, fishing, exploring, wild berry picking or beachcombing on your own!
We are building a home and planting trees and planning the landscape of our property. We will be putting on metal siding, wiring, sheetrock, building an outhouse, planting fruit trees, building a fence to keep the moose from eating the trees and cutting and splitting firewood for the winter. I would also like to build a solar shower that will not be in the house.
Depending on your arrival and when you schedule to come, we have a nice dry camper that has heat and electricity but no water in it. We also have an 8X12 wall tent if you want to be closer to nature. You will be using an outhouse for a toilet and either shower in the house or maybe in a shower in the greenhouse. We have rainwater catchment and save rainwater and practice water conservation because we buy our water if we have too as we have no well. We provide meals for the days you are here working. Our evening meal is the main meal and breakfast and lunch are more casual. I try to grow or trade for local produce and we love to eat local fish and game as well when we can. I am mostly a scratch cook and we also look forward to trying new things if you have a favorite meal you want to prepare!
We are a Christian family and we try to attend services on Sunday you are welcome to join us or find another local place of worship and we will help you get there if you wish. There is lots of wildlife around so keep your eyes open. There are over 50 trails to hike on the Kenai Peninsula, beaches to visit, many gift shops and galleries, local live music, museums and the Islands and Oceans center for local attractions.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week