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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .4
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 92732
Region: Yukon

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Last Updated: April 8, 2020

Update: I am still accepting guests at this time. Yukon is still open! If you are in Canada right now it is still possible to fly or drive here.

Experience the mountains and wilderness of Yukon and parts of Alaska!! From the Midnight Sun in summer to Northern Lights in winter, learn why we call it: Yukon,the Magic and Mystery.

Help me live a rustic wilderness life away from the digital speed of today. We do wilderness adventures, activities and some roadtrips. No Work Visa required!

Although the house is located in a wilderness residential community with cellular service and WiFi, we can shut off cell phones and laptops at home, we can use oil lamps for light and wood stove for heat and we can play board games at the kitchen table, or we can watch a dvd movie on a flat screen TV!!

How better to connect with nature than a dip in natural hot springs or wilderness lakes? While lakes are summer only, there are a few natural hot and warm springs in the area. Some are known, some are secret. ;)

Mix all this this with other activities that show the best of Yukon life. Campfires, canoeing, biking, camping and snowshoeing. This is a personal stay where we all share the adventure of wilderness living and help each other or challenge our comfort zone. “Life truly begins outside our comfort zone.”

From September 2019 to Spring 2020, we can work upon creating new offerings. I need help with creating new hosting ideas, adventures, webpages, Introduction Emails and profiles. Skills in writing, photographing and social media are helpful, but just being in the photograph is helpful too. :)

As with any volunteer project, accommodation and food are included in exchange for doing everyday needed chores. All adventures, activities and roadtrips are included too.

Guests that stay a month are preferred and usually get to see or do most everything. Longer stays are welcome.

Work Required:

I do not ask for work because you would need a Work Visa. I do ask that you visit as a friend and offer to contribute to what is required for daily living like cooking, cleaning, trip planning, meal planning and firewood gathering. Some guests are better at cooking and some are better at packing for trips, so we divide the daily chores as needed.

This is a personal stay where we are all equals in this adventure of wilderness living or exploring on roadtrips. We are a group of friends and “Happiness is only real when shared.”

Accommodations:

The accommodations are quite rustic as this is a true wildernessYukon home. It is also sometimes a little primitive. There is one large heated room with three queen-sized beds, two single beds and a shower room.

On overnight adventures, accommodation can be a tent (even in the snow!).

Showers are not available at anytime of the day. We must take time to heat the water and run the generator, but you are very welcome to use the outdoor shower or the lake!

I have a medium sized dog that is very lovable and lives in the house. Everyone wants to take him home with them! Please don't! :D

Everything here is really "Into the Wild". A place where you check the yard for bears, grumpy caribou or Sasquatches before making that midnight run to the outhouse.

Finally:

This place is NOT for everyone, you must like wilderness living or must be wanting to learn. Get out of your comfort zone and have a real adventure! I am more than happy to teach you how.

I can provide all seasonal clothing and camping equipment. All you need to bring is a passport, toothbrush and enthusiasm, I can provide everything else.

This place runs on the energy and enthusiasm of each guest, and is for those who can make their visit an adventure.

More information to help you decide:

I want to give you as much information as possible so you can make a well informed decision. I do not want an unhappy guest because they expected something different. Life here is different, an adventure!

Start by viewing my Facebook profile where I keep some postings public. If you feel comfortable you can Friend me, say HI and learn more about day to day life here.

My Facebook profile is ONLY about life here and the adventures my guests and I do, and my Facebook Friends are ONLY past, present and future guests, so it can act as a forum for guests to comment, ask questions and to see the friendship I have with past guests and understand why they want to return for a second or third time.

I will ask all prospective guest for an email address, so I can send my Introduction Emails I have created to give you more information on life here, the accommodations, the weather and the adventures and activities we do.


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