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Posted: 9/22/2011 3:03:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2015 5:47:07 PM EDT by Aviator]
Picked up just over an acre here in an area outside Wasilla. No power run the the area yet, but I am going in and picking up my solar/wind/battery system today. Have started cutting trees, and will be starting dirt work this weekend. Its a nice spot on a bluff that overlooks a lot of vacant land. On a clear day, you can see Denali from where the living room will be.

I'll be posting photos, as things progress and am glad to consider advise from the hive mind, just don't get butt hurt if I do not take it

Arfcom cabin project located here...
http://www.ar15.com/biz/engine/click.html?id=814&z=7
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=17571+lesser+canada+drive&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq&hnear=0x56c8c68bc636f3e7%3A0x75e122c3c177c62c%2C175­71+W+Lesser+Canada+Dr%2C+Wasilla%2C+AK+99687&gl=us&ei=3wB0TuTGGvDWiAKO8u2zAg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBkQ8gEwAA

Aviator

PS, are you happy now 1Gunrunner?
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:04:43 PM EDT
There's bears out there the size of the First Lady.

You be careful now...

Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:04:53 PM EDT
That will keep you a bit busy.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:05:25 PM EDT
subscribed
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:06:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Strykewolf:
That will keep you a bit busy.


Yeah, trying to maybe get something dried in before it gets bad. Thats why I have not been driving tanks

Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:06:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:08:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dog1:
Nice..so you have a few neighbors there I see.


Can't see any of them from the place. there are about 3 in close range. The guy to the East along the road sold me the land. The cleared area to my west is just cleared land and they guy lives in Oregon.

Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:10:55 PM EDT
What is the job market like up there?
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:12:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2011 3:12:23 PM EDT by lsujim]
Originally Posted By Aviator:
Picked up just over an acre here in an area outside Wasilla. No power run the the area yet, but I am going in and picking up my solar/wind/battery system today. Have started cutting trees, and will be starting dirt work this weekend. Its a nice spot on a bluff that overlooks a lot of vacant land. On a clear day, you can see Denali from where the living room will be.

I'll be posting photos, as things progress and am glad to consider advise from the hive mind, just don't get butt hurt if I do not take it

Arfcom cabin project located here...

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=17571+lesser+canada+drive&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq&hnear=0x56c8c68bc636f3e7%3A0x75e122c3c177c62c%2C175­71+W+Lesser+Canada+Dr%2C+Wasilla%2C+AK+99687&gl=us&ei=3wB0TuTGGvDWiAKO8u2zAg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBkQ8gEwAA

Aviator

PS, are you happy now 1Gunrunner?


Wahhhhhh! Where are the pictures?

Congrats!
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:13:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:14:35 PM EDT
Congrats on getting the land. So did you pay for it out of the gold you got this summer? If I am not treading on your toes what does a acre go for?

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Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:14:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aviator:
Picked up just over an acre here in an area outside Wasilla. No power run the the area yet, but I am going in and picking up my solar/wind/battery system today. Have started cutting trees, and will be starting dirt work this weekend. Its a nice spot on a bluff that overlooks a lot of vacant land. On a clear day, you can see Denali from where the living room will be.

I'll be posting photos, as things progress and am glad to consider advise from the hive mind, just don't get butt hurt if I do not take it

Arfcom cabin project located here...

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=17571+lesser+canada+drive&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq&hnear=0x56c8c68bc636f3e7%3A0x75e122c3c177c62c%2C175­71+W+Lesser+Canada+Dr%2C+Wasilla%2C+AK+99687&gl=us&ei=3wB0TuTGGvDWiAKO8u2zAg&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBkQ8gEwAA

Aviator

PS, are you happy now 1Gunrunner?


You living my dream !!!

Damn, this is the kind of things i would gladly help to build !

I have watched Dick Proenneke video too many times ;) !
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:15:20 PM EDT
What does an acre outside Wasilla go for?
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:15:40 PM EDT
Nice location.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:18:21 PM EDT
This is from the road. Driveway will be right here.



This is from about 50 feet from the road looking back up towards the road.



This is a view from the lot to the West of me that is cleared. this is eventually what the view from my spot will look like this weekend.



Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:18:28 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Deej86:
What is the job market like up there?


Sort of depends what part of Alaska and what you do. Engineers, of various types, are usually in demand, state wide. Think our unemployment has been hanging around 6%, or so.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:19:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aviator:
This is from the road. Driveway will be right here.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=33167

This is from about 50 feet from the road looking back up towards the road.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=33166

This is a view from the lot to the West of me that is cleared. this is eventually what the view from my spot will look like this weekend.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=33165

Aviator


Ok, I now officially hate you ;)
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:20:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By scootr29:
What does an acre outside Wasilla go for?

You probably can't buy just one.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:21:00 PM EDT
Hey OP, OPSEC.

Also, tagscribe. Fucking cool.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:21:20 PM EDT
Land out here varies a lot. A bunch of people are thinking if that bridge from Anchorage goes in the land out here will be worth a fortune. This is the only way Anchorage has to grow. It probably will happen. I paid 20k for this spot, which is a bit pricy, but the guy I bought it from dropped the price by 5k because he wanted me as a neighbor. The fact you can see Denali from it makes it a bit more valuable.

Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:21:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2011 3:22:48 PM EDT by asicmsar]
Beware the permafrost when building.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:22:04 PM EDT
Can you see Russia from there?

TRG
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:22:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Strykewolf:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
What is the job market like up there?


Sort of depends what part of Alaska and what you do. Engineers, of various types, are usually in demand, state wide. Think our unemployment has been hanging around 6%, or so.


I have a degree in recreation therapy..I doubt lots of senior citizens live in Alaska. Probably close to Anchorage since I like being around people. Or Wasilla since that seems smaller but close enough.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:25:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Shung:
Originally Posted By Aviator:
This is from the road. Driveway will be right here.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=33167

This is from about 50 feet from the road looking back up towards the road.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=33166

This is a view from the lot to the West of me that is cleared. this is eventually what the view from my spot will look like this weekend.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=33165

Aviator


Ok, I now officially hate you ;)

Yup, time to hate on Aviator...

Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:25:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Strykewolf:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
What is the job market like up there?


Sort of depends what part of Alaska and what you do. Engineers, of various types, are usually in demand, state wide. Think our unemployment has been hanging around 6%, or so.


Hmm. I'm an engineer...
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:26:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By Strykewolf:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
What is the job market like up there?


Sort of depends what part of Alaska and what you do. Engineers, of various types, are usually in demand, state wide. Think our unemployment has been hanging around 6%, or so.


I have a degree in recreation therapy..I doubt lots of senior citizens live in Alaska. Probably close to Anchorage since I like being around people. Or Wasilla since that seems smaller but close enough.


Wasilla would be a better choice. A lot of guys from Ft Rich are needing Physical Therapy. Not sure if thats the same thing...

Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:26:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aviator:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By Strykewolf:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
What is the job market like up there?


Sort of depends what part of Alaska and what you do. Engineers, of various types, are usually in demand, state wide. Think our unemployment has been hanging around 6%, or so.


I have a degree in recreation therapy..I doubt lots of senior citizens live in Alaska. Probably close to Anchorage since I like being around people. Or Wasilla since that seems smaller but close enough.


Wasilla would be a better choice. A lot of guys from Ft Rich are needing Physical Therapy. Not sure if thats the same thing...

Aviator

Not quite...
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:27:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
Can you see Russia from there?

TRG


Maybe if I climb one of my trees....

Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:29:50 PM EDT
So, one nice thing out here is that there are no real codes. The only permit I need is for my driveway where it connects to the road. Other than that. whatever you wish to do, do it. There are people here that have been living in tar paper shacks with outhouses for years. Others (like me) will rough in the land, and build a garage with a bathroom, and live in it for a year or two while they build their house.

Its gonna be an adventure.

Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:30:28 PM EDT
Very cool. By the way, I ended up buying the 2011 sequel to Dick Pronnneke's original video. As another poster said, you're living the dream.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:31:13 PM EDT
Originally Posted By stockshift:
Very cool. By the way, I ended up buying the 2011 sequel to Dick Pronnneke's original video. As another poster said, you're living the dream.


I did also, it should be here in a day or so. Looking forward to getting it.


Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:32:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2011 3:36:05 PM EDT by bookertbab]
I guess when we bought Alaska from the Russians we paid them 2 cents per acre, how much has the price gone up since then?

Edit: never mind I just finished the whole thread.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:32:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By Strykewolf:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
What is the job market like up there?


Sort of depends what part of Alaska and what you do. Engineers, of various types, are usually in demand, state wide. Think our unemployment has been hanging around 6%, or so.


I have a degree in recreation therapy..I doubt lots of senior citizens live in Alaska. Probably close to Anchorage since I like being around people. Or Wasilla since that seems smaller but close enough.


You'd be suprised. I do hearing aids and many of my patients are in thier 80s and up; think my oldest is 103. I'm a bit farther north than you may want to tolerate since we hit 60-70 below zero at around the end of January. I have been seeing more senior packing up and leaving the last couple years, though. That's more because of fuel and energy costs around here than anything else.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:33:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2011 3:33:58 PM EDT by Aviator]
Originally Posted By bookertbab:
I guess when we bought Alaska from the Russians we paid them 2 cents per acre, how much has the price gone up since then?


Looks like x 1 million.


Aviator

ETA: I may be rich in 115 years.

Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:34:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Strykewolf:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By Strykewolf:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
What is the job market like up there?


Sort of depends what part of Alaska and what you do. Engineers, of various types, are usually in demand, state wide. Think our unemployment has been hanging around 6%, or so.


I have a degree in recreation therapy..I doubt lots of senior citizens live in Alaska. Probably close to Anchorage since I like being around people. Or Wasilla since that seems smaller but close enough.


You'd be suprised. I do hearing aids and many of my patients are in thier 80s and up; think my oldest is 103. I'm a bit farther north than you may want to tolerate since we hit 60-70 below zero at around the end of January. I have been seeing more senior packing up and leaving the last couple years, though. That's more because of fuel and energy costs around here than anything else.

I bet my mom(almost 60) would love Alaska. She hates heat.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:34:40 PM EDT
That's quite a view for sure. Looks like moose city down in the wetland there.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:35:48 PM EDT
Do you get cell phone service out there? How else are you going to surf GD?

I suppose you could go through satellite.
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:36:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Windustsearch:
That's quite a view for sure. Looks like moose city down in the wetland there.


Tons of them down there actually

The Iditarod trail runs right down below the cabin also.

Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:36:21 PM EDT
Well done!

Enjoy the building process, I personally like it.

Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:36:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DTIguy:
Do you get cell phone service out there? How else are you going to surf GD?

I suppose you could go through satellite.


I get full bars and 3g on my cell phone there. Will pick up a MyFi unit.

Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:37:32 PM EDT
$20K for 1 acre???
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:37:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:37:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aviator:
This is from the road. Driveway will be right here.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=33167

This is from about 50 feet from the road looking back up towards the road.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=33166

This is a view from the lot to the West of me that is cleared. this is eventually what the view from my spot will look like this weekend.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=33165

Aviator


Beautiful. And you've already started on your log crib tank traps and anti-marauding hordes obstacles.

What kind of construction will you do - slab, basement, log cabin, SIP?
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:37:58 PM EDT
OK. Off to the city to pick up my power system. Will post photos of that later.

Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:38:29 PM EDT
Just curious, but what do you do for a living up in AK?

Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:38:53 PM EDT
Fucking SWEET. Where's the gun-range gonna go?
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:39:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dedreckon:
Originally Posted By Aviator:
This is from the road. Driveway will be right here.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=33167

This is from about 50 feet from the road looking back up towards the road.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=33166

This is a view from the lot to the West of me that is cleared. this is eventually what the view from my spot will look like this weekend.

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=33165

Aviator


Beautiful. And you've already started on your log crib tank traps and anti-marauding hordes obstacles.

What kind of construction will you do - slab, basement, log cabin, SIP?


Slab with in floor heat. Debating on either stick build two story with garage and workshop on lower floor, or a cabin and garage separate. Either way will be outdoor wood/coal boiler with a toyo stove oil backup.

Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:40:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MP15T:
Just curious, but what do you do for a living up in AK?



Just retired from the Army. I do have a bunch of Microsoft certifications, a CDL, and a pilots license though. I also just completed a 2 year course in planning and installing renewable energy systems.

Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:41:17 PM EDT
I pick you for my BOLB

BOLB = Bug Out Location Buddy
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:45:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Grunteled:
$20K for 1 acre???


This ain't Missouri farm land....

Aviator
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 3:47:03 PM EDT
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