Fans of the show, Alaska: The Last Frontier on the Discovery channel, will be happy to know that a tiny cabin is available for rent on the Seaside Farm near Homer, Alaska which is owned by Mossy Kilcher—sister of Atz Kilcher and aunt to the musician, singer and songwriter Jewel. While there are other cabins for rent on the working homestead and farm, the Seashell Cabin stands out for its simplicity and amazing views of Kachemak Bay.
The cabin is located on 40 acres that include horses, cows, chickens and geese, rabbits and berry patches. Several cabins, including a historic farmhouse, a bunkhouse, an outdoor kitchen, an outdoor shower, and a camping meadow are available on the farm. The property is adjacent to a private beach. Cabins like the Seashell rent for $55 a night and camping is $10 a night. The cabin does not have indoor plumbing and guests utilize an outhouse.
The Kilcher family came from Switzerland to Alaska in the 1940s to escape Nazi Germany and lived a subsistence lifestyle on the peninsula while farming, raising cattle, hunting moose and bear and catching salmon. The patriarch, Yule Kilcher, became one of the 55 delegates to help write the constitution for the new state of Alaska in 1955. The popular show on Discovery features Yules’ children and grandchildren as they farm and hunt on the 160 acre homestead.