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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .81
Persons: 1-2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 86387
Region: Alaska

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Last Updated: May 26, 2019

Helper positions currently filled for summer 2019.

We have a private room and office area for an individual or couple in our unique log home situated on a lovely lot surrounded by spruce and inviting to our local moose,Sand Hill cranes and occasional bears. Life-long Alaskan, Dan, and long-time Alaskan, Sallie, will share common areas of house with you including: bathroom, living room, kitchen, sun room, log sauna. No smoking or e-cigs inside. No misuse of alcohol or drugs (no illegal drugs) during stay. Must be comfortable with friendly indoor dog and cats.

Stay in exchange for 4 hours/day of help with any of the following: bucking and splitting wood, prepping trim and siding for painting/staining, tiling sun room and mud room floors, weather-related work (snow shoveling, etc.), basic yard work, basic household chores. No specific skills necessary, just a friendly, easy-going attitude with a willingness to jump in and help out.

Will have access to our camping and fishing gear, hiking and camping books/maps/advice; if weather is right trips out on bay fishing and/or sightseeing, etc. Located in close proximity to cross-country ski trails. Willing to coordinate trips to and from town, 5 miles away, via family vehicle. We love sharing AK and Homer is a great place to experience the beauty of Alaska`s mountains,water, and community.

Photos 1-6: Upstairs bedroom; baby moose in backyard; our open skiff docked across Kachemak Bay at 11 p.m. returning from a hike in July; our cat checking out a yearling moose; our dog on the front porch; the log sauna.

reviews (2)
Helper: Eva and Marco Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Slovakia Date: June 28, 2019
Sallie and Dan are amazing, our two weeks with them flew too fast and we're s... view complete review

Helper: Ethan Pereira Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 25, 2018
I had the pleasure of staying with Dan and Sallie for the 2018 summer/winter.... view complete review

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