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.
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.
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?
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?
Aviators Chris McKnight & Rebecca Brown are trading their Rocky Mountain high for the elevations of Denali and the Alaskan Range. Their aspirations came with a friendly caveat, in lieu of an engagement ring, Rebecca had to have a hanger home complete with what else? A plane. And although Chris is all in, his wings are clipped by the fact that his job as a rescue pilot demands close proximity to the local AFB. Will their perfect hanger be a major hang-up?
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.
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.
Nathan and Monica Matlock decide to make the big move from Minnesota to Alaska. Both avid outdoor adventurers, they are extremely excited for this new life and hope to find a place close to fishing, hunting and hiking areas, and a home big enough to start a family. And Nathan's already started growing the Alaskan Bushman Beard to fit in with the locals.
Shallon's fondest memories from her childhood were of growing up in Alaska, and she always hoped she'd be able to bring her children there. So when she and Daniel got married, she started planting the seed, or as Daniel says, Brainwashing, him. After finishing her pediatric residency in Pittsburgh, Shallon was offered a job at a hospital in Fairbanks. Now they are on their way to make the dream happen for the whole family.
James Konig is beyond ready to live his Alaskan adventure. This hilarious young man enlists the help of his sister, Sandy Russomanno, and his friend and real estate agent, Elizabeth Hooper, to find his perfect Alaskan dream home.
USAF SSGs Lucas & Heidi Wacker, Alaska was ops on their dream sheet. So when they got their orders and saw it was Anchorage, they knew they had hit the lottery. After jamming 12,000 lbs into a 30-foot trailer, they set out with their 2 year old to The Last Frontier. 11 days, 3600 miles, 1 unfortunate deer encounter, and 1 truck repair later, they finally made it, but that was only half the journey. Now they have to find the perfect place, with the shortest commute, in a very limited time. Certainly not for the faint of heart, and the Wacker's are more than up for the challenge.
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