A perfect blend of lifestyles, Eivin Kilcher is a man known to mix technology with nature. He lives in the isolated community of Homer, Alaska where he leads a self-sufficient life. Unlike old heads, he does not totally neglect technology and combines it to perform tasks such as fishing, hunting/gathering, gardening, and growing food of his own. He is accompanied by his wife Eve Kilcher in the process. His lifestyle is also documented in Alaska the Last Frontier making him a reality television personality. In this article, we will bring everything to know about Eivin Kilcher.
How old is Eivin Kilcher?
Eivin Kilcher is a third-generation Homesteader born in Homer, Alaska on March 6, 1983. The birthdate makes him 40 years old. He has Pisces zodiac and people born under the sign are characterized by personality traits such as flirtatious, charming, and romantic, and, being a water sign, also introverted and emotional.
Eivin was born and raised on the Kilcher homestead, a 640-acre plot of land that his grandparents, Yule and Ruth Kilcher, settled in the 1940s after fleeing Switzerland. The homestead is located near Homer, Alaska, a small town on the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula. There, Eivin learned from an early age how to survive and thrive in the Alaskan wilderness. He learned how to hunt, fish, farm, build, and fix anything he needed. He learned the traits of fixing machinery and equipment from his father Otto Kilcher who had a knack for fixing things. Like Otto, Eivin is known as a “Jack of all trades” attributed to his ability to perform different kinds of work. He also learned how to be self-reliant and resourceful. As for his academics, Eivin attended Homer High School and graduated in 2001.
What Eivin has done over the years has given him different professional titles. He is a reality television actor, writer, former firefighter, excavator operator, wielder, and outdoorsman. On his machinist skill, he can operate excavators and backhoes which he used for dirt work and landscaping the ground around and extending the land area around his cabin house.
Eivin’s approach to a subsistence lifestyle revolves more around hunting and fishing and gathering than farming. He prefers to spend his time in the woods or on the water, pursuing game or fish that will feed his family for months. He hunts moose, bear, deer, rabbits, squirrels, and more. He fishes for salmon, halibut, cod, trout, and more. He also harvests clams, mussels, seaweed, berries, mushrooms, and other wild edibles. He uses every part of the animal or plant that he can, wasting nothing. He respects the animals that he kills and thanks them for their sacrifice.
Eivin Kilcher is not only a man of the wild, but also a man of words. He is an author who has written a cookbook with his wife Eve, titled Homestead Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Our Hearth to Yours. The book, which was published in 2016 features 85 original family recipes and advice on gardening, preserving, and foraging. The book also showcases the stunning photographs of their handmade home and farm, and shares their stories of living a sustainable and independent lifestyle in the Alaskan wilderness.
Alaska the Last Frontier:
Even though the Kilcher family was famous for their lifestyle in the local area it took a television show to gain fame across the country and at the international level. In the mix, came Eivin Kilcher. Eivin joined the cast of Alaska the Last Frontier in 2011 on the first episode titled “Before the Freeze.” The show follows the lives of the Kilcher family, who live in a homestead near Homer, Alaska, and survive on hunting, fishing and farming. Since his debut, Eivin has been a regular cast member and appeared in over 104 episode appearance until 2023.
Relationship with Fellow cast members:
Eivin Kilcher’s relationship with his fellow cast members is mostly based on his family ties. He is the son of Otto Kilcher, who is one of the main characters of the show Alaska: The Last Frontier. He is also the nephew of Atz Kilcher, the oldest son of Yule and Ruth Kilcher, who are the founders of the homestead. He is the cousin of Atz Lee Kilcher and Jewel Kilcher, who are also part of the show. He is married to Eve Kilcher, who is also a cast member and a homesteader. They have two children, Findlay and Sparrow, who sometimes appear on the show as well. Eivin’s relationship with his fellow cast members is mostly cordial and cooperative, as they work together to survive the harsh Alaskan environment. However, they also have some conflicts and disagreements, especially between the older and younger generations, over how to run the homestead and preserve their traditions.
Eve and Eivin Kilcher have a combined net worth of $650,000. Their main source of income is “Alaska The Last Frontier.“ Eve and her husband also have a claim on family land passed down by her grandfather Yule Kilcher.
How Eivin Kilcher met his wife Eve Kilcher?
Eivin and Eve met each other during their childhood. They grew up on a neighboring farm as her father’s residence not far from Kilcher Homestead. Eve spent her childhood and part of her teenage years with her mother Dana Matkin in Gustavus near Glacier Bay National Park in Southeast Alaska and her summers on a farm near the Kilcher homestead with her father. Later she joined her father and started living in Homer, Alaska. Eivin and Eve both went to Homer high school and graduated there.
What began as a friendship between the pair turned into a love relationship and eventually marriage. Eivin is not known to have any other relationship besides Eve. The pair tied the knot in August 2011 in a nature-themed wedding ceremony.
In the years of togetherness, they have given birth to two children. Their son Findlay Farenorth Kilcher was born on November 24, 2013. Findlay has appeared on Alaska the Last Frontier as a child reality actor making more than 46 episodes appearances. Their second child is a daughter Sparrow Rose Kilcher was born on September 28, 2015. Sparrow has followed in her brother’s footsteps as a child reality television actor with show credit of her own.
The family of four lives in a cabin close to Otto’s Homestead. Taking on the self-sufficient life Eivin focuses on hunting, fishing, gathering food and recipes, and maintaining and fixing things around while Eve performs gardening and grows foods and vegetables for winter.
Who is Eivin’s mother? Siblings?
Eivin Kilcher is the son of Otto Kilcher and his second wife Sharon Mckemie. The information on Eivin’s mother is mostly unknown and the fact that she refrains from sharing makes it even harder to find. Otto’s current wife Charlotte Kilcher is his stepmother who gave birth to the son August Kilcher from the relationship. Eivin has one more half-sibling Torrey Short from Charlotte’s previous relationship. Levi Kilcher is his only blood sibling.
How tall is Eivin Kilcher? Body traits & measurement?
Eivin has a fit body which comes as a result of his daily life hard work. He has a height of 5 feet 8 inches approximately. An ideal weight for a male person with his stature is 139 lbs to 196 lbs. Born with brown eyes, Eivin has light brown hair however for now his body measurement like waist, chest, and hips are not available