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Help on a Remote Homestead in Alaska, USA

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  • Activité récente: 13 juil. 2024



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  • Description


    Hi Folks, we are Vanessa and Amanda, two sisters who are working together on our family Homestead in Alaska. Our land was established by our grandparents in the 1960's when they came to Alaska with their four young kids to live the pioneer life. This homestead is in a remote location near Denali State Park along the Alaska railroad-which is the only means of transportation to and from the nearest town. During the summer season the trains run five days per week, so, though isolated, there are many opportunities for volunteers to go to town by train and explore the nearby attractions. The unique situation of this homestead is the fact that the property itself is a tourist attraction for folks who are exploring Alaska by railroad. It is a historic site in full view of the trains as they go by, and in the past they have been known to stop to let people off to buy the books our grandmother has written that give an account of her experiences as a homesteader and mother in the 1960's and 70's. Nowadays, our grandparents no longer live or spend much time at the homestead since they need to be under the full time care of our aunt. This year we plan to bring the tourist attraction back to life by creating a valuable experience for folks who want to get off the train and tour the historic site.
    The 2024 season will be full of big changes and new projects, and we hope you are willing to come be a part of the story as it unfolds!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Bricolage et construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Learning opportunities include growing a garden and establishing perennials in the Alaskan climate, living as a modern homesteader in a remote location, creating value added farm products, food preservation, cooking on an antique wood cook stove, and becoming comfortable and confident in the wilderness setting.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    L’hôte offre un salaire correspondant au salaire minimum

    Cet hôte offre l'hébergement et une rémunération.

    L’hôte a indiqué qu'il paierait au moins le salaire horaire minimum de son pays pour chaque heure travaillée et que l’hébergement serait fourni. Il demande de l'aide dans le cadre de son entreprise ou activité professionnelle. Contactez l'hôte directement via la messagerie du site pour en savoir plus et avoir des détails sur le salaire proposé. Tous les arrangements devraient être conclus à l'avance avec votre hôte.

  • Aide


    We will be needing help with general maintenance and upkeep of the property. These tasks include cutting down trees, clearing brush, hauling logs, driving tractors, chopping firewood, and mowing the grass. There will also be a vegetable garden to take care of, and some perennials that will need to be transplanted. Folks who have some experience with permaculture are especially welcome!
    In addition to the gardening and landscaping roles, we are also looking for folks who have basic knowledge and some experience in carpentry and small engine repair to help us keep the buildings and equipment in good working condition.
    Since this is an agri tourism business there will also be a good amount of interaction with the clientele. We are looking for someone who is outgoing and willing to share part of their day with folks who take a genuine interest in homesteading work!

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    Options for accommodation vary depending on the time of the season and the number of people on site at any given time. For those who prefer to have their own space, we can put you up in a tent with an air mattress close by to the house and facilities. If you are happy to share a room with others from time to time, the upstairs of the house is available as a common sleeping area. We will also be building platforms for canvas tents that can serve as accommodation for volunteers, but since we need help building them they might not be finished by the beginning of the season.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    This homestead is in a remote location on the Alaska Railroad- our closest neighbors are a mile away. We are a drug and alcohol free homestead. The nearest town is Talkeetna and it's about an hour and a half by train. Talkeetna is one of the major tourist hubs in Alaska, with a vibrant restaurant scene, night life, and sightseeing opportunities. From Talkeetna, the drive to Denali State Park isn't far where there are plentiful hiking trails for those who love to explore the great outdoors. For the right candidate, we may be able to provide a vehicle to go exploring on days off.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Happy to welcome folks with dogs who are good with other dogs and children.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

  • ...

    Nombre d'heures attendues

    varies from day to day

N° de référence hôte : 581291286295

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