Eivin Kilcher (born March 6, 1984) is a homesteader in Homer, Alaska, who lives about half a mile away from his father, Otto Kilcher’s cabin.
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Like his father, he is a jack-of-all-trades, who follows his own approach to a subsistence lifestyle that revolves around hunting and fishing than farming. Starting with a single cabin, he continues to grow his pastures, land and home. Living a hybrid lifestyle, between a hunter and farmer, he is successfully providing his family with food through the eight months long harsh winter.
He got married to Eve in 2011. Eve, who was born in Gustavus, Alaska, grew up spending her winters in Gustavus and summers on a farm near the Kilcher homestead. The childhood friends-turned-soulmates share two children: a son, Findlay and a daughter, Sparrow Rose. The whole Kilcher family is featured in Discovery’s Alaska: The Last Frontier. The show, which started airing in 2011, is currently running in its eighth season.They earn somewhere from $7k to $10k per episode of the show. Their income is also supplemented by the sales of vegetables from the Kilcher farm.
Eve is a “kitchen master,” who learned cooking skills from her step-mother at an early age. She has shared some of her recipes with fans through the cookbook, Homestead Kitchen: Stores and Recipes from Our Hearth to Yours, which was published in 2016. The Kilchers have shared 85 original family recipes and advice on gardening, preserving, and foraging in the book. Eivin, who has incorporated a modern lifestyle living in the Alaskan wilderness, is currently building a solar array.
A beloved wife and dedicated mother, Eve is supporting her husband in his every adventure. She is best known for her expertise in the kitchen and garden. Homesteaders by choice, Eivin and Eve inspire people throughout the world through their unique approach of embracing the off-the-grid lifestyle.