Living Off The Grid in Alaska
For many of us looking forward to homesteading or building our off grid home the ultimate is surely living off the grid Alaska.
This report came to us recently from our good friends Bill and Gabrielle Markov who moved to Alaska some time ago in 2005.
They wanted a change from their suburban Seattle existence and they got one. Alaska had always held a special promise for Bill ever since his first visit to Alaska when he was a teenager.
It took nearly 10 years to convince Gabrielle that living off the grid in Alaska was a good idea, one that they could achieve. Eventually the beauty of the land and her own want of an adventure in her life won out. They had always been outdoors people with bill being an outdoor photographer and Gabrielle loving the outdoors and working as a writer.
They had wanted.
An outdoor lifestyle
To build their own home
Find a way to start Living Off The Grid Alaska
Could they carry on their careers after a move to living off the grid? After much discussion and research they finally found the answer in satellite internet hookup. They could live anywhere and still communicate with editors and prospects over the net.
It seemed like a great solution for them. For more living off the grid information just check out this site, and be sure to sign up for the newsletter there
Several trips to different areas of Alaska left them with the idea that they could live anywhere in the state and be happy.
Property values are rising in Alaska just like everywhere in North America but a nice off grid property was still found near Anchorage.
In a recent letter, Bill and Gabrielle said, “We just love the area. We built the house from some plans we found on the internet written by a homesteading family in Canada- Off Grid Living website. We lived in a cabin nearby that we rented while we built the house. Our home was built in about 5 months, just in time for the snows and hunting season.
That first winter was tough but our initial investment in solar panels and a small Honda Generator kept us going.
We also found plans to build a wind generator and we set to work in the winter to build our own. We figured that living off the grid Alaska would be a whole lot easier with a wind generator too. It is really windy here at times.
We decided to build it in the winter and install it in the spring. The project turned out pretty good, much thanks to the folks at Off Grid Living.
If you want more information about our project and how to get started just visit the
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Pay special attention to the plans to build a wind generator, and we even learned how to build and install solar panels. The future looks good for us. Hang onto your own dreams and look at the possibility of living off the grid Alaska.
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One way or another I will find a way to Build It Myself. In most cases there is no need for a storebought solution to problems.
We started off learning how to build our own house and now our latest project is build solar panels, and living off the grid.
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