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animal encounter

My off-grid homestead life w/ sled dogs

animal encounter

My off-grid homestead life w/ sled dogs

26 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
animal encounter

My off-grid homestead life w/ sled dogs

animal encounter

My off-grid homestead life w/ sled dogs

26 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I will show you my personal Alaskan life at my off the beaten path homestead, just south of Talkeetna. Of course you will meet my Alaskan husky sled dogs. They are a rowdy bunch, but also super friendly and some (Sam and Flora) even think that 50 - 60 lb is a perfect size to be a lap dog. You will meet each dog individual and learn about sled dogs in general. You will also learn about how the dogs are an integral part of my life and will sit at my kitchen table to see what it takes to live in Alaska year round without having any utility connections (no running water or electricity network hookup). I have setup many systems to still live a relative modern life in summer as well as in winter. You will learn about how me and the dogs collect our own water, haul our own firewood and building material, and how I grow, ferment, bake and gather my own food. Besides helping me with these tasks the dogs also provide me with winter transportation to explore the incredible back-country of Alaska in winter. It is a unique opportunity to see how and why we live here in the far north. Come visit me and my dogs. Note: Guests have to be interested in working dogs and off-grid living.

Your host

Iris

Iris

Together with my 8 sled dogs I live on my off-grid Homestead in Talkeetna and love to show you the real authentic Alaskan lifestyle I have. After living in major cities my whole life I found a way to live more simple and be more self sufficient here in Alaska. I love to show people a piece of Alaska not easy to encounter but we Alaskans fell in love with, our dogs and off-grid cabins (homes). My dogs are working dogs, high energy, super friendly and also my family. This makes the experience of meeting and learning about sled dogs very personal.

What's included

Drinks
coffee, tea, water

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Where you'll be

You will visit the Flower Homestead, an off the beaten path location in the Boreal forest just South of Talkeetna, Alaska

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

I have no running water and sport an outhouse. No smoking, no animals of any kind. This is not a large scale tourist destination, but my real life. Please note this experience is in Talkeetna, Alaska
Iris
animal encounter
My off-grid homestead life w/ sled dogs
26 reviews
$101 / person
26 reviews
$101 / person