The Bioshelter was built in by Bob Crosby 1985 and was recognized for its commitment to earth-friendly practices with the 1987 Energy Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. It recycles all of its water and all of its waste. It was built as a model home for villages in Alaska. Search the net for Alaskan Bioshelter for more info. If you would like a complete 1-2 hour tour of the property, let us know. There is an extra fee ($50).
We expect quiet after 10pm. Kids are welcome as long as parents are with them the whole time. Inside the house, the pond is 4 ft. deep. Outside the house, there are bears and moose. Sadly, kids can't be lose here.
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Cindee and Curt are life-long Alaskans who are eager to show others how to live more lightly on the planet. They live about 45 min. north of Anchorage in the Eagle River Valley in the state's only Bioshelter, which is a house that recycles all of its water and waste. It was designed and built as a model for village homes, a luxurious alternative to a log cabin.
Cindee teaches Permaculture (permanent - culture), workshops/courses in sustainable living around the state. Make sure to ask if there are any workshops available during your stay here. We love living in our living home complete with our indoor koi pond, worm farm, and and helpful bacteria, which all play an integral part in running the house. It is a sustainable system that works by using rainwater to drink and composting toilets.
Staying here is totally a relaxed atmosphere---especially in the summer when we are growing our food for the winter and are busy in the gardens. We hope you will feel at home.
Of course you are always welcomed to jump into any one of our projects. The current need is for people to help put a rough plaster on the clay/straw greenhouse.
If you've had enough of climbing and hiking, there is always our collection of educational DVDs to watch in your bedroom.
Our life motto is: produce no waste and leave every place you've been better than you found it.