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Glen Brausky wrote:I did what your talking about doing over 20 years ago. An old motor home , pickup and  $5k in pocket. Have had many properties and built a bunch of cabins around the state. Sell and move someplace else. Good way to see the state.
Get a pickup with camper. Always have a place to live and can check out the state on road system easier. Property taxes are high but there are places in state with none like where I live. Property prices are getting crazy up here just like everywhere but if you look a lot you can find a deal once in a while. Closer to towns and cities means higher prices and taxes.
Anchorage-30 minutes from Alaska.
You just need to do it or you will be in the planning stages for 20 years like most the people on this site.



I think I will start where I am, and maybe make a few contacts, get some money saved up, build a reliable truck, find a camper, and give it a shot. I think for now I just cant justify going there without a plan.
I was unaware that the places with property tax actually had high property taxes.
I may actually go somewhere closer, I think I anticipated building codes being worse than they are... I could be completely wrong. Since I hurt my back ive been looking into stick frame instead of timber/logs...So i may just look at code and do it that way. Either way I dont care for rules or neighbors.

I appreciate all the info ive been given.
 
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Whilst I am sorry to hear you have hurt your back, I am so grateful it happened BEFORE you jumped ship for Alaska! I can only imagine the implications had this occurred during a log cabin build, alone, in the middle of nowhere!!!

There is nothing wrong with stick built, staying put or altering plans when things change. I am so glad you have found that you do not HAVE to relocate thousands of miles to find areas with fewer regs and barriers to what your dreams include.

I view your journey from your very first post to now to be an incredibly useful guide, chock full of a myriad of fabulous advice - whether to relocate/move to Alaska or seek to meet your goals differently.

Thank you for sharing your ongoing adventures!
 
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Lorinne Anderson wrote:Whilst I am sorry to hear you have hurt your back, I am so grateful it happened BEFORE you jumped ship for Alaska! I can only imagine the implications had this occurred during a log cabin build, alone, in the middle of nowhere!!!

There is nothing wrong with stick built, staying put or altering plans when things change. I am so glad you have found that you do not HAVE to relocate thousands of miles to find areas with fewer regs and barriers to what your dreams include.

I view your journey from your very first post to now to be an incredibly useful guide, chock full of a myriad of fabulous advice - whether to relocate/move to Alaska or seek to meet your goals differently.

Thank you for sharing your ongoing adventures!



Yes, hurting my back was a huge learning experience. 7 months since, im still not healed fully. I probably would have died if I were without a mean of communication, and out in the woods. Definitely learned the importance of doing things slowly, and being careful. The first thing I thought of was, what if I were out in alaska. I learned a lot.

Its definitely a win to be able to start here!  I appreciate where I am, much more than I did.

Hopefully I can add more to this thread later.
 
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