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Does the thought of living in Alaska make you shiver with excitement?  Are you looking for a place to make your own permaculture dream come alive?  Do you have the courage to face the demands of a wilderness lifestyle? 

If these questions have caught your attention, then let me tell you about our special place in the Interior of Alaska.  We have 15 densely wooded acres located just off the Alaskan Highway in a rural area for sale.  The house is typical "cobbled-together" Alaskan style with 3 bedrooms, a small bathroom (interior plumbing), living room, kitchen, etc.  There is a garage/workshop, a woodshed and an outhouse on the property
It has "issues" and we'll be happy to tell you all about them if you're really interested.  We've lived here for 5 years, but our age and other problems are forcing us to give up on the "Bush-lifestyle".  Owner financing is available to the right person/persons. 

I'll be adding more pictures as I find them, but here's a start:


Additional pictures are available on our blogsite: www.tsiyonbound.blogspot.com.

The price ranges from $120 to $100 depending on what's negotiated and all of the furniture, appliances, bric-a-brac, tools, and other household goods will be included.  You just need to head north with a will to succeed.

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View of the house
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Our pellet stove
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Our woodstove project
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View from the dining room
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View of the Alaskan Range to the West from the dining room
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The colors of fall
 
SueJean Heinz
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Vital Statistics:

Location: 50 miles north of Tok, 60 miles south of Delta Junction outside a small native village - Dot Lake.  165 miles south of Fairbanks.  (I'll try to find the GPS coordinates in the meantime.)

We have a well with wonderful water that works most of the time.  (We've had some freeze-up issues during the worst of the winter, but we are addressing that issue this summer.) 

Our property is designated "Federal Land" as opposed to being "State Land" which (as it was explained to me) means that we own everything above AND below ground including our water and any gold/oil or other minerals hiding down there.  (I'm not "in-the-know" on such things, but this is what we were told when we bought the place so I'm passing that on as a "plus".)

There is a small school in the village with approximately 10 students at any given time.  (Minimum number required to keep the school in operation.)

The nearest services of any kind (groceries, gas, propane, post office, etc.) are in either Tok or Delta Junction. 

There is an abandoned gravel pit on the north edge of the property.  We have one neighbor on the south edge of the property and a few others nearby that pretty much keep to themselves. 

We have excellent internet service through AT&T's mifi solution that also gives us access to TV through Roku.  (We've been told the service won't begin to degrade until the tower here is being used by approximately 1K people.  The village has a random population numbering around 30-35.) 

We have electricity from Tok and we're at the end of the line, but our outages are rare.  There are no landlines available for phone service, but there is a cell tower right across the highway. 

If I think of anything else, I'll add it later.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

(edited to add:) I forgot the MOST important thing that drew me to post my property here on this forum!! 

There are no property taxes, borough, zoning board, building codes, HOA's, or nosy neighbors to infringe on your dream of building anything you can imagine.  Think cob, rammed earth, tires, straw bale....whatever you love and want to try, you've got 15 acres to experiment to your heart's content.  The house also has a perfect set-up already in place to build a killer rocket stove.  I spent every winter dreaming of the perfect build and every summer trying to cut enough firewood for my woodstove.  ;>)

Contact info:  suejean.heinz@gmail.com
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Staying warm in the winter can be fun!
 
SueJean Heinz
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Goofball Alert:  I see I made a terrible mistake in putting the price in the first posting.  Silly Me!!

The property is valued at $100,000 to $120,000. 

Sorry about any confusion I've caused.  ;>
 

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