Experience rural daily life with a journalist in Alaska, USA


Estados Unidos

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  • Descripción


    I live on a rural property under the mountains and by two rivers. I work as a journalist and also for a restorative justice organization. The property has a schoolbus and various outbuildings, and is in one of the most beautiful places in the world. There is no running water, I use an outhouse.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    This is paradise for whitewater boating, seakayaking, hiking, backpacking, etc. I would help make outdoor adventures happen for you. Our culture here in my immediate neighborhood is the outdoors. That is what I/we have to share. I'm also super happy to help with English practice, and if a workawayer was interested in exploring rural Alaska with me in my role as a journalist they would be welcome to join, as long as it was appropriate and OK with the people in the story.

  • Ayuda


    I checked a lot of things, but wouldn't expect someone to do all of it, they're all just possibilities. I've been trying to think about how I would summarize the help I need. I would be really happy to have a magical angel. For example, I was working on a project today and one of my tools broke. I can borrow one from a neighbor, but then I'd have to walk away from the whole shebang and I could be down the rabbit hole for awhile. What if there was a magical angel to go circulate around the neighborhood and find this tool? I help a friend with a huge garden about a ten minute walk away, and can eat all the vegetables I want. But sometimes it's 9:00 (or later!) and I still haven't had dinner and I just need to make something. What if there was a magical angel who harvested some vegetables to throw in while I got the rest of the meal going? I feel like anyone could use their skills and hobbies here- whether they were more domestic or more into building or gardening. I am working on a small guest cabin I would love help with, I would like to build my own garden but haven't, I love foraging and wildcrafting and it's more fun with help, and there is always kind of general stuff going on like moving brush or maintaining things. I also would love to have more artistic projects on my land but am just too busy to make them happen on my own. It would be cool to see what a real artist would do.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Intermedio

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Always excited for an opportunity to speak and listen to Spanish, and extremely happy to help with English. I am a writer, and glad to help improve English writing skills too.

  • Alojamiento


    I am hopeful that there will be cabin opportunities, but all I can promise for sure is a covered tent platform with a roof. There is no running water but there is ample water available for outdoor showers, etc. There is garden food available and pretty much whatever you wanted, there's a little kitchen in my bus or I can set an outdoor kitchen up. Occasionally I cook over a fire for fun, I have a huge fire pit. That's something I wish I did more often but struggle to find the time. There's also a cool platform on top of the school bus with a better view and more sun, but it doesn't have a roof over it. I would gladly provide any bedding/tent, etc. needed. This is really only an option late May through early September. In the shoulder seasons I would prefer to host people with campers something else that can provide some heat; it's cold the rest of the year. Stay tuned however because my little guest cabin is almost ready for people to actually sleep in.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    This is paradise for walking by the river, hiking in the mountains, visiting glaciers, etc.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    I have great wifi. Phone service works for some carriers but not others. I do have a landline. I have electricity, too. Workspace is small, however. Not really space to set up big monitors or things like that.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    There's plenty of room to park a campervan. Outside of the summer months that would be great because it is cold here in spring and fall at night.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    I do accept dogs, note that there are some hazards like a nearby highway and other neighborhood dogs. My dog chases cats so I don't think that's a good fit. Goats and things would also be vulnerable to neighborhood dogs, so I guess pretty much just dogs as far as pets.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    I'd like someone to be available 16 hours a week, but not necessarily toiling away the whole time - and whether you preferred to do all in a couple days or spread it out would be up to you.

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 589561769386