Close to becoming empty nesters, Lisa and Dave Dewyngaert have decided to take the plunge and make the move from their home in New Hampshire to Palmer. Never having lived outside of the state (or even his childhood home), Dave is ready for a change of scenery and a slower pace. Lisa is excited to live in the wilderness and see wildlife right outside her front door. This couple is itching to unplug and embrace all the adventures of the Last Frontier.
After vacationing in Alaska for the past decade, Marja and Chris Hammershoy are ready to call the magical Last Frontier home, but it won't be easy. A whopping 12-hour flight from their current place in bustling Connecticut, they're looking for their Shangri-La in Halibut Cove. This island off the Kenai Peninsula is only accessible by plane or boat. And with a full-time population of only 76, there are no roads, no convenience stores, and residents get their mail from one of the only floating post offices in the world! They'll have to move fast if they want to grab one of the few waterfront listings that have just come on the market.
Ryan and Anduin McElroy have moved eight times in the past eight years for Ryan's job. With a toddler and plans to continue growing their family, Anduin is ready to put down some roots. So they packed their dogs and the rest of their things and trekked 3700-miles away from the heat of Oklahoma to the icy chill of Fairbanks in search of the perfect place to settle down. Now they're in a pinch to find their Alaskan dream home before Ryan starts his job in a few weeks. With so many great choices, the pressure is on to determine whether they want to be closer to the city in suburbia, or closer to Ryan's job in an area appropriately called the North Pole.
Kristine and Eric Bailey have moved eight times in the past eight years for their jobs in the military. When they got the call that they were finally being transferred to their #1 dream location of Alaska, they were ecstatic! The couple packed up their four kids and made the 4300-mile drive from Delaware to Eagle River. This family of six is ready to enjoy the great outdoor adventures of Alaska, but first they have to find their dream home. Kristine's caveat: the house must have a picturesque view.
Living in Alaska was never a dream for the Eames, but when Wendell got a job offer from a hospital in Fairbanks, he knew the only person he needed to convince was his wife, Juliet. With all the beauty and fun the state presents, it wasn't a hard sell. The couple knew it would be an amazing place to raise their five kids. So they packed everything up and headed north, to start their adventure in the Last Frontier.
Wanting to get away from the materialism and fast-paced lifestyle of the lower 48, Brian Wolf and Jake Hamburg are ready to unwind in Alaska. With the help of their real estate agent, Amy Neuharth, they take on the adventure of finding their forever home. Brian is dead set on having a waterfront property, and Jake would love a wood-burning stove. Both agree they want a log cabin, set apart from neighbors. Will this amazing couple be able to find a home that fits their criteria?
This Chicago girl and Texas boy have been in a long-distance relationship the entire time they've been dating. Sick of living apart in the lower 48, Jenny Zeszutko and Kris Harrison are packing their bags and setting their sights on the Last Frontier to start a new life together. You can take the girl out of the city, but can Alaska take the city out of the girl?
The Abbousleman family leaves the Nevada desert in the dust as they begin a new chapter in Alaska. They are excited to show their two adorable daughters all the outdoor adventures of the Last Frontier. They are beyond ready to shoot targets for practice, fish, hunt and ride ATV's. But will they be able to find everything they are looking for in a home?
Twin sisters Anna and Kristy Berington have been chomping at the bit to move to Alaska and pursue their dream of becoming world-class dog mushers. So, they're packing up their pups and leaving friends and family behind in Wisconsin, to find the perfect property on the Kenai Peninsula. Known for being a dog-mushing mecca, the Kenai is home to the Tustumena 200, one of the biggest qualifiers for the Iditarod, and this is exactly where the twins want to be. The caveat, they must find a property big enough to accommodate their sixteen sled dogs, with access to trails as well. And although the dog's come first, it would also be nice to have running water and in-door plumbing.
Warm-blooded and southern-bred, Conlee and Brittany James are being transferred from the warmth of sunny Pensacola to snowy Alaska for Conlee's job in the Air Force. Conlee is ecstatic to be in the outdoors; Brittany is terrified of bears and driving in snow. They are officially on the hunt for a home that works for them and their two young boys who have made the long drive with them , ready to discover what it means to be Living Alaska.
After listing Kodiak as #1 on his dream sheet, Coast Guard helicopter rescue pilot LT Joe Plunkett received word he was getting his wish. So Joe, his fiance Lily Neal and their dog are packing up their San Diego home and setting their sights on Alaska.
Oregon attorneys Matt and Deneen Keller have been dreaming of buying a waterfront getaway cabin in Alaska for years. They both love the sense of freedom, the incredible wildlife and all of the outdoor activities that the state has to offer: ocean fishing, river fishing, crabbing, shrimping, hiking, exlploring, etc. When Deneen received a breast cancer diagnosis, the couple realized that life is too short to be spent working behind a desk. They decided there was no better time than the present to get to Alaska, and their home search commenced. Matt wanted to find something completely off the grid and remote - he really wanted to own his own island! They looked in several locations, most only accessible by floatplane or boat - the best way to check out oceanfront properties.
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