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Alaskan homestead in the Talkeetna mountains, seeks 1 or 2 volunteers to work for room and board.  Older couple need part-time help, year round, mostly with outdoor work. Homestead has a working sawmill, and makes cabin logs, timbers, lumber and firewood from local beetle-killed spruce. Help is needed with logging and making firewood in the winter; organic gardening, sawmilling, and building in the summer; year round repairs and maintenance. No experience is necessary. Jim is a log home builder and teacher of many years.

Homestead was founded by Jim's parents in 1943. It is 60 miles from town and off the electric grid. We have 43 acres along a braided-stream swift water river. We offer a private, dry, non-electric, frame cabin for helpers, fully furnished, with a wood stove for heating, propane cook stove and lights, outhouse. There are two bedrooms up a steep staircase. Water, showers, washer/dryer and internet service are available in hosts' home. We use a windmill and generators to charge batteries, with an inverter, for our electrical system. Family style meals are available in our home, or you may prepare your own food, as you prefer.

A well-behaved dog is welcome. Length of stay is open-ended. We are LGBTQ friendly.

Jim & Beatrice Hitchcock

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Hello Do you still need help?  Pretty in experiences hard working male with an Australia shepherd extremely friendly and well mannered dog.

Looking to move to Alaska from Michigan between now and middle of December.  Something like this would be amazing for 6-12 months.  
 
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Hello, Josh. Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, we do still need help. I can send you more information about us if you have an email address I can use.
Thank you.
Beatrice
 
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Hello Beatrice. I am interested in this post. If you would or could email me with information, I would like to learn more! Jerryelricktattoos6@gmail.com.

Thanks for your time!
Jerry
 
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Have you found the help you are looking for? James Knotts jcknotts277@gmail.com
 
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Hello, We are a triad poly family of three adults looking specifically to help out as much as possible on a homestead off grid in exchange for living quarters. Your ad appealed to us, we think we would be a wonderful addition to your homestead and we would like to discuss this more. Please email us at sbaire2187@gmail.com

Thank you,
Sarah
 
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Hello,

We have been wanting to leave society and live in a small off grid community where we can work on a farm or homestead and contribute to the community. We live in the USA and despise the people, society, broken laws and systems! We are good, honest, healthy, happy people who have always done things the "right way" but also always get the short end of the stick when it comes to the legal systems  Therefore, we desire a different lifestyle. We want to live with the personal and financial freedom to survive in our own manner in nature, not what was laid out for us by society and our parents. We are looking to live off grid, we would love to help garden for you in exchange for room and board. In fact, we will assist with any of your needs on the property and in home.

We were in a partnership with someone else seeking land to start our own homestead community from ground up. The loan fell through, again due to the false systems of America. So we decided to search online for other people who are offering room and board for assistance with their established off grid homestead, land or community. Helping raise live-stalk, hunting, skinning, fishing, cooking, building and construction, remodeling, teaching the children of our community, assisting in every way we can (we have experience in all that, plus more).  We also want to start bees, goats, and chickens to make and sell all natural products such as milk, cheese, soap, candles, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, skin care products, lip balms/gloss, and cleaning products such as dish soap, laundry soap, hand and body soap. We also want to build the community from ground up. We have so much more to offer too!!!

please email us at sbaire2187@gmail.com
 
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Beatrice Hitchcock wrote:Alaskan homestead in the Talkeetna mountains, seeks volunteer to work for room and board.  Older couple need part-time help, year round, mostly with outdoor work. Homestead has a working sawmill, and makes cabin logs, timbers, lumber and firewood from local beetle-killed spruce. Help is needed with logging and making firewood in the winter; organic gardening, sawmilling, and building in the summer; year round repairs and maintenance. No experience is necessary. Jim is a log home builder and teacher of many years.

Homestead was founded by Jim's parents in 1943. It is 60 miles from town and off the electric grid. We have 43 acres along a braided-stream swift water river. We offer a private, dry, non-electric, log cabin for helpers, fully furnished, with a wood stove for heating, propane cook stove and lights, outhouse.  Water, showers, washer/dryer and internet service are available in hosts' home. We use a windmill and generators to charge batteries, with an inverter, for our electrical system. Family style meals are available in our home, or you may prepare your own food, as you prefer.

A well-behaved dog is welcome. Length of stay is open-ended. We are LGBTQ friendly.

Jim & Beatrice Hitchcock

 
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Beatrice,

Your my favorite kind of person, if this is you.
Sanctuary of the Spirit, yes?

 
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Hey Beatrice,

your place sounds amazing.
In case Jerry, Josh, James, Jim or Sarah and gang don't work out or have left again, I just wanted to give you a heads up on two sites that allow you to post a profile searchable by location and theme, where volunteers look you up or you them, according to their skills and such.

www.helpx.net (this one has a searchable map function of hosts)
www.workaway.info (this one's free for hosts, and is generally better run)

You can tell quite a bit about people by what they post in their profiles, and likewise be specific about what you expect from volunteers.
Also, check out their reviews for and from other hosts they've been to, and get to know them a bit before they come!

I hope it all works out for you!
 
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Hello Beatrice I sent you a purple moosage

My name is Jarad davis
I'm 26
Single , I have 1 dog (1 year old lab Sheppard mix)
Currently a corrections officer in South Dakota,
Former engineer for mastec and ntc
Grew up on a farm with chickens and goats and pigs
Horses are my favorite animal,  could spend a whole day in a horse pasture
No drugs but I do drink on occasion
I'm an avid reader of history and sociology
1 year of college , didn't really care for the environment,  stayed long enough to learn how to build telecom infrastructure and then went to work
I'm looking to get off the grid and eventually start a family
I have experience on a farm and living off grid
I am not afraid to get dirty and if your ever relying on me to do something I see it through to the end and give it my best effort
I like to learn and teach
If you think I could be a good fit at your homestead please email me at Jaraddavis91@gmail.com or text me at 802 557 8246
 
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Hi-

Did you find someone?  Would love to talk with you about next season if possible.

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Hi Beatrice! You guys have no shortage of interested parties, any takers yet? Im curious if you get more than the 2 original folks you initially sought have you considered taking on more and expanding your plans? Anyway I’d like to move back to Alaska
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I am interested in your post and was curious if it was still available.  You can email me any information or contact me at Molarkie@yahoo.com.  Thanks for your time.
 
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Hi my name is hunter wright, I’m 21 years old I’m from Tennessee and would be more than glad to come help. I’ve been really wanting to do this especially in Alaska. If you still haven’t found anyone or if the people you have don’t work out I’d be more than happy to drop everything I’m doing and come up there. Email me at hunterwright118@gmail.com or call/text 931-286-4937
 
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Hi Jim & Beatrice,
I was wondering if you are still looking for able-bodied help. My husband and I are looking to work for room and board as a way to not only help you but learn what living off grid has to offer so we might one day start our own farm or homestead. My email is huntabi0@gmail.com
 
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Hi there! It seems like you have may received help in the years since this posting. My fiancé and I are extremely interested in being able to help and learn from you! We do have four dogs, all well behaved and great at warding off bigger animal threats . We want to live full time in Alaska and homestead ourselves one day and something like this seems like a great step in the doors! My fiancé is great at building and repairing most things as well as hunting and gathering! I am better at the gardening but love to do the hard labor as well! My email is jadehoffenberg@yahoo.com! I would love to hear from you folks!
 
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I want to live off the grid in Alaska, I am a RN and have 5 years experience in hospital setting. Former military/ infantry experience in the Marines. Highly motivated, humble, and willing to learn everything. Currently living in Panama City, FL. Will work 7 days/ week for knowledge and experience with living off the grid. Will travel to any location in Alaska, always respectful, and can adapt to any setting. Please respond, I want this experience so I can move my family off grid and be successful.
Thank you so much for your time,
Red
 
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Are you seeking homestead assistance in 2020? I live in Anchorage and have been itching to get out of the city. I’d love to explore the possabilities with you. I’d be ready to start this fall.
 
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Hello, my name is Matthew brumbaugh. I am 28 years old and  am about a month away from departing from Texas to Alaska, leaving my career as an electrician and everyone I know because I'm plain sick of everything the lower 48 has to offsr, and it's getting worse literally by the second. My dad who raised me alone from birth taught me many valuable skills and traits such as integrity and the power of a leather belt and an ass chewing.  But above all,  my main quality is something I hope yall are still looking for and that is my unparalleled work ethic. All my life work has been my nitch and my way of showing success. I am a true perfectionist caussd by OCD and speed is right there too. I will be the best help you ever had not only because of my ethic but because you have skills I would do just about anything to learn such as cabin building and woodworking.   I hope to hear back from yall more than anything.  Seeing that  my plan is trek into the wilderness, build a small cabin and maintain a sustainable minimalistic way of life on my own,  I would very much rather learn from yall instead of learning the hard way of the mistakes im sure ill make.  Competence, common sense and adaptability are traits that I bring to the table above all. As you can see I really want this otherwise why would I be trying so hard to work for "free".  Haha.  All jokes aside what yall offer, in my opinion is far from free. The knowledge you possess is priceless.  At least in my eyes, I see the value,  to the point in which I'm gonna risk my life to try and learn.
My phone number is (210)708-7225
Email: mattbrumbaugh77@gmail.com
Thank you kindly for what you do for humanity and the environment.  I hope to hear from you.
 
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Hi. My name is Aaron and i am 32. I live in Wales in the United Kingdom. Im an honest and open person and as such im not going 2 give you a long sell. I am able bodied and willing 2 learn, love the outdoors and love animals. My life has not been great up until now. I have spent several years living on the street at one point in my life. However i believe this has hardened me 2 the world and i really think that i could be a good helping hand to you and your family. My plan would be to come and help you and learn from yourselves until i have my own little homestead 2 settle down in. I have no family to speak of as i lost touch with my sister when my parents died and as such am desperate 4 a new life and a new start. I promise that if i was chosen i would give 100% in everything that i do. All i ask is for a chance. Thank yiu for your time.
I hipe this reaches you well.
Sincerly
Aaron M
Aaronkmorgan87@gmail.com
 
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My name is Ron and I am 56 years old and between COVID and the world we live in today I am ready to move off the grid and leave society in general behind. I spent 15 years in law enforcement and another 10 years in facilities maintenance and repairs. I am very handy and was raised on a dairy farm so I am no stranger to hard work. My email is rstiehl64@yahoo.com I look forward to hearing from you.

 
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My name is Odunayo Olabiyi. I am a faithful,trustworthy,respectful,others considerate and passionate hardworking christian person from Nigeria West Africa.

In 2012,I undergo one year training program in modern agricultural practice from Leventis Agricultural Training School Foundation Nigeria own by AG Leventis from Cyprus. I have so much passion and love for Agriculture. I am a easy learner and willingly ready to learn, travel,work,and utilise my knowledge meritoriously with any private,groups and commercial world farmers.

I will be happily provide my details and references upon request. If you think I could be a good fit for what you are looking for,send me an email:success4me4u2008@yahoo.com. I am open for Skype or zoom video interview.

Peace and vitality to you in the name of Jesus!

Odunayo Olabiyi.
 
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People, sounds like we all need to get something together here. Has anyone settled in Alaska yet?
 
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Hey all! My name is Debo, I’m 54, and would like to offer my special brand of uniqueness, logic, intelligence, cleverness, hilarity, and supplies. I’ve lived most my life in MN and in the mountains of CO, love fall and winter, and have dreamed of homesteading in Alaska for more than two decades. The environment and respecting it are extremely important to me and so is being part of a society with the same belief system. I recognize people have accepted corruption, greed, consumerism, poisons, and waste, but knowing and watching this has me feeling like this awareness is slowly killing me. It confuses the hell out of me and I have trouble letting go of things that confuse me this much (it’s not logical any way you slice it) and keeping it simple is more my jam anyway. Because of my age, lack of abilities, and lack of experience combined with my weaknesses and fears. I think I know who I am and I’m cool with my imperfections but know I can’t do it alone and survive much less thrive. I could also use someone likeminded to come to my home for a month or so and help me finish the work here and help determine what’s the best to take. I’ve been collecting things for a well rounded homestead like books, tools, survival gear, and a ridiculous amount of heirloom seeds, but I’m no expert on what to take. I’ve been working on superficial updating here at home and once I sell will have a fair amount of money to help get a homestead started or join yours and add to what you already have. My most difficult challenge at this time is I need help moving forward with someone I can trust. My desire is to spend my days doing things necessary for survival, gardening, making and creating things from the land, and caring for animals and children. I prefer a small cabin by myself because I like to be alone more often than not, but hope that changes someday.  A few things about my values and ethics; I’m all about people being free to be who they are and accepting who they are free of judgment. I feel people should live the way they choose to and not at the expense or pain of others. I value honesty, integrity, personal responsibility, and keeping your word above most everything else. Life is often painful for me because I’m too empathetic, but I’m also exceedingly logical so I can come across as cold or too soft depending on the circumstance but my intentions are for good. I‘m a happy atheist who’s mind you will never change and don’t understand why everyone doesn’t see life is a combination of your actions, choices, mistakes, what nature throws at you, and shit just happening for the good and bad. If I felt the need to rely on a higher power this beautiful planet, the only thing we can’t live without, would be my choice. I believe in only taking what you need, sharing, and cherishing it for as long as you can or is healthy. I don’t believe in typical taught or governed social norms such as ownership, monogamy, or DNA over well chosen relationships. I desire a family unit that works together, balancing out our strengths and weaknesses filled with truth, respect, acceptance, forgiveness, and peace forged through honest communication and working together toward the same goals. If you’re into astrology my sun and moon are both in Aquarius and I own that I am all of the good and bad traits of an Aquarian personality, and I’m also aware that mine are amplified to an extreme. I also suffer from PTSD, ADHD, and periods of depression that send me to my cave, sometimes for weeks. My hope is to find people who understand mental illness isn’t a choice, or at the very least accepts this reality and doesn’t judge. I’ve been dealing with social anxiety as well and for the last several years only leave the house 2-3 times a year. Personally I think my depression and social anxiety is more sane than crazy considering the way I live and my current environment. I crave being outside more than inside, and I crave an environment of a few people that I can trust with my life who can trust me with their’s. I’m putting this out there and hoping somebody says yeah that nut job is just right sister for us. I’m not looking for physical relationships, I’ve never been very good at them so ideally I’d like to be more of a grandma and caregiver, but I do try and live my life open to possibilities.
Things I’m pretty good at: Making people laugh, telling the truth, organic gardening, cooking, construction and DIY, wide open to new things, catching on quick, finding creative solutions and uses for things, making an environment feel homey and welcoming, loving animals, accepting and respecting others, flying by the seat of my pants, and I am awesome backup.
Things I suck at: Being the boss, paperwork, finishing what I start if I get bored, or my focus is consistently broken. Most heavy lifting, asking for help, killing things, self care, feeling bored, understanding and accepting other peoples actions when it’s serious and they’re not rooted in logic and common sense, singing, feeling secure when people are really upset with me. I have no filter, a sometimes dark and twisty sense of humor and I cuss a lot (depending this may be a plus in your eyes).

If I sound like a good fit and you would like to chat reach out I don’t bite. I do enjoy some modern conveniences too and would enjoy having the internet for stuff like this but that’s no deal breaker, all the cool kids read
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Peace, Deb
 
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