A mail-order bride, Kim Nolywaika has been married to Manfred Nolywaika since 1989. The couple lives in a little off-grid log house somewhere south of Fairbanks, Alaska. They have four children age sixteen to twenty-four. Two are living at home, one lives just down the road a piece, and one is living in Heaven.
In addition to homeschooling, gardening, writing, and keeping everyone fed, Kim assists Manfred in the family’s log home restoration business. Each of the children has worked in the business as well.
The Nolywaikas have enjoyed most of the usual Alaska pastimes at one time or another: hunting, fishing, gardening, water hauling, wood-cutting, fixing stuff (again), and spending time together.
They are members of Nenana Bible Church, in Nenana, Alaska.
Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it… Psalm 127:1