posted on Nov, 21 2008 @ 11:58 AM
reply to post by LDragonFire
Depends on what you consider cheap. I havent seen anything in Alaska that I would consider cheap. Go onto Realtor.com and do a search. Housing in
AK is very expensive. Not as bad as say Manhattan, but its high. One assumes its because of the amount of military up here.
If you are lucky enough to have a job where you get the winters off, good for you. No need to go out at 40 below zero. Wait, winter lasts 5 months,
not many employers can go without employees that long. We work all year round, save for a few specialty posistions.
How do we survive? We work hard, we play hard. Yes, things are expensive, but we work, get paid, and play just like everyone else. A good number of
Alaskans are fairly self-reliant. We garden, use wood for heat, we hunt our food and catch our fish.
Its certainly not for everyone. If you come up here to run off into the wilderness like the OP mentioned, without knowing the area, its all over for
you. One way or another Alaska will kill you. If you come up, live in Anchorage, Wasilla, or Fairbanks and then try your hand out in the bush, you
have some chance.