FEATURED JOB OPENING: Work trade on Alaskan homestead - Haines, AK

FEATURED JOB OPENING: Work trade on Alaskan homestead - Haines, AK

Posted: 1/10/2017 - 11:53 am

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We are looking for a couple to live in a new home on our property in exchange for 12/hours/week work per person.  Work will include mostly gardening and outdoor work in the summer and  a variety of indoor projects in winter.  We prefer long term but are open to short term, with at least 4 months stay.

We live in the mountains 40 miles away from the small coastal town of Haines.  While having  most of the luxuries of modern life, we   live as sustainably and  simply as we can, growing our own food.  A caretakers house allows us to have someone living on our property, to help us maintain this lifestyle as we get older.      We may leave for weeks in the summer and months in the winter  when you would be responsible for maintaining the gardens and greenhouses.  The house  is mostly heated with wood so  requires preparing firewood for winter. We encourage you to grow food for yourself.

Our lifestyle is very seasonal and has more work in spring, summer and fall, with less In the winter. You will put more hours in summer months and less in winter.

You must be self motivated people with a strong work ethic. We work hard during summer season. We desire to create more of a community working relationship with both of you, rather than an employer relationship. You will become part of the Alaskan homestead operation and our lifestyle after some time of learning the ropes and proving yourselves. A major project this year will be erecting a geodesic dome greenhouse. Some building skills would be handy but not necessary. A willingness to learn and try new experiences is a must. We try to provide work options that you enjoy.

Because  only 24 hours /week will be expected there will be plenty of time  for you to play, or if you  want to, find other part time work it. It will likely require driving 40 miles to town, which eats away earnings with our higher gas prices.  

This will be an Alaskan experience : joining us in fishing, gathering  foods like berries, growing and preserving foods,  hiking, skiing, and snowshoing, living as  part of a community.   

Position open in April 2017

Contact us if you can seriously consider this opportunity, and we will send photos.

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