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Homer
All Year: May 1 through October 31
Area (ha): 4 - inside State Park
Persons: 4
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 7274
Region: Alaska

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Last Updated: May 17, 2012

Experience the coastal Alaskan bush in style. Unplug from the maddness of an overcrowded world and enjoy watching bald eagles, wild mountain goats, seals, sea lions, sea birds, and maybe even an occassional bear (although they are very shy). Our off-the-grid, hydro-electric powered lodge and home is looking for volunteers for the upcoming summer to help with indoor and outdoor chores. We are running a full-service wilderness lodge at one location and building a seaside wharf and house at another location 3 miles from the lodge. Everything is built by hand with no heavy machinery so volunteers need to be physically fit and have some experience with tools. At the lodge we need help with kitchen duties, hauling and stacking firewood, gardening, cleaning, building, painting, and renovations. We can house 4 volunteers at any given time and the lodge takes no more than 8 guests at any given time so it is quiet and peaceful with opportunities to learn new skills, work in a wilderness location where progress is often slow but always meaningful, interact with high end guests from around the world, and make positive lifetime memories.
All room and board is provided by the lodge and there are no costs associated with volunteering. Volunteers eat the same food as the lodge guests which consists of fresh Alaskan seafood and other gourmet dishes. We ask for a 6 (sometimes 8) hour work day, 6 days a week. Off work time can be utilized to use the lodge kayaks, fish from the floating dock for halibut, hike the local trails, engage in hobbies, or visit the local town of Homer. We make our schedules as flexible as possible so that you get the most enjoyment for your time with us as well as participating in an Alaskan lifestyle that we have been living for 30 and 40 years.
We are a small lodge run by a married couple and we find our enjoyment in the fun activities that we do and the work that we accomplish. We do not drink or take drugs and we expect the same of our volunteers.
Volunteers need to be able to make their way to Homer, Alaska (100 air miles south of Anchorage) and, from there, will take a water taxi to the lodge. Volunteers who stay with us for a month or more will be refunded for their water taxi fare.
Volunteers can participate in our programs for as little as 2 weeks or as much as 6 months.
For more information see the lodge website via our link above and feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

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