Help with eco-construction and forestry while living in Rural Matanuska Valley, USA



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    Greetings potential Workaway candidates:

    My wife and I have a 5 acre property on the Little Susitna river near Hatcher Pass, Alaska. Our hosting options include a 34 foot motor home with water, electricity, propane, outside hot water shower, use of laundry, internet and an outhouse. Besides ongoing jobs of removing "Spruce Beatle damaged trees" the main focus will be on completing a 320 square foot basement with plumbing, sheetrock, trim, heated concrete floor, paint and kitchen cabinets. Additionally, if our working duo is compatible, adding 100 square feet to the upper cabin is an additional goal.

    Our family is welcoming of self motivated, healthy, socially mature, curious, and work focused individuals who are
    interested in learning more about the construction trades and the value of kindness and respect in building wholesome relationships.

    My working background includes 30 years in general building trades: carpentry, plumbing, concrete, novice electrical savvy and welding as well as 16 years as a special education teacher... mostly in Alaska. My wife owns and runs a
    successful sign company in Napa, CA. featuring architecturally inspired 'high end' signs.

    In exchange for 5 - 7 hours of work for 4 - 5 days per week, motivated worker will receive between $11.00 - $22.00 per hour depending on skill level, motivation, work ethic and attention to detail. The fee will be determined after the first week of working together.

    Additionally, after a rapport is established, use of my 2001 Rav4 or 1999 Ford Explorer is available free for occasional use or for moderate fee for extended use of 2 - 4 days.

    Interested applicants are invited to send an accurate bio of their intentions, working background, particular likes and limitations, and any other issues which will promote transparency and rapport. Additionally two relevant job related references are encouraged.

    Last summer we successfully hosted two young men ages 25 and 34 for 6 weeks for a win-win experience that encourages us to discover what synchronicity may offer for work between July 1 and September 30.

    Thank you for your time, reflections, and consideration for entering a win - win adventure.



  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Bricolage et projets de 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

    My wife and I are elderly recently retired and soon to retire workers with noteworthy experience in multiple phases of construction, 16 years experience as Special Education teacher, work as manager of construction business, owner of architectural sign company in Napa Co. California for 33 years. As such, we have a broad understanding of the challenges and skills necessary to : compromise, listen, practice patience, and promote clear and transparent communication with kindness.

  • 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


    Assistance with ongoing tree cutting, forest clearing, gardening, construction working on plumbing, carpentry, concrete work, rock walls, paneling, kitchen instillation, electrical, and laboring work requiring above average physical strength. Please include your construction skill level and any details that will assist in evaluating your compatibility with our needs. Also, feel encouraged to share specifics of your needs, likes, and any relevant incompatibilities you may be comfortable to share.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I am interesting in furthering my basic Spanish skills.

  • Hébergement


    34 feet Winnebago with queen bed, complete kitchen, high speed internet, outside hot shower, and outhouse. Additionally, there are numerous tent sights as well as an 8' X 8' level plywood platform with waterproof shell that is next to the Little Susitna river. Also, use of bicycles, 4 wheeler, and a Toyota Rav4 and Explorer van is available for local use with nominal fee for fuel. Longer trips are available for reasonable fee after trustworthiness is establlished.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Our property is located at the base of road to Hatcher Pass recreational park with numerous hiking trails and camping. We are 7 miles from Palmer, Ak. and 9 miles from Wasilla, Ak. Anchorage, Ak. is 35 miles south and is reachable via bus on all weekdays. Talkeetna is 1.5 hours north and Denali National Park is 3.5 hours north. The Kenai peninsula which offers glacier hiking, kayaking, whale watching tours, and fishing are 3 hours south.

  • 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 digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Level parking space with water, propane, outhouse, and internet are available.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    one pet that is trained and unobtrusive is welcomed.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 - 7 hours / day. .... 4 - 5 days / week

N° de référence hôte : 857292367154