The Magic and Mystery of Yukon

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The Magic and Mystery of Yukon

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  • DescriptionUsually my homestay is very popular and I am booked full months in advance, but due to the pandemic, I do have openings in August and after November. My September, October and November appear full if the international guests can get 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. ;)

    It is 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.”

    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.

    Stephen - Kashtin's Misadventures
    https://www.facebook.com/stephen.hoffman.3110
    https://kashtin.jimdo.com/feedback/
  • LocationCanada, Yukon, Yukon, Tagish

  • Work
  • Type of work Cooking / Shopping
    Elderly care
    Help in the house
    Help with computers / internet
  • Hours per day 20 hours a week.
  • Work requirements: 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.”
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: There is much to see and do, so I prefer a stay of 30 days. Longer stays are welcome.
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English
  • Has pets? Yes, a dog in the house and sometimes a mouse or two. Sasquatches must stay outside! :D
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: The accommodations are quite rustic as this is a true wilderness 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 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.
  • Additional info
  • This place is NOT for everyone as we do challenges, some for adventure, some for building a trusting friendship. Things like tenting in the snow, night swims in the lakes and midnight dips in the hot springs. I look for enthusiastic and adventurous guests who can make their stay an adventure for them and for me. 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.
    https://www.facebook.com/stephen.hoffman.3110

    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.

    I need to know about you too! From your answers to my Introduction Email questions, I learn your interests and preferences from which I can adjust my offerings to your preferences, and decide if you are right for life here too. tagishbound@gmail.com