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Old 08-02-2016, 12:20 PM
 
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Hello,

There is a possibility we'll be relocating to Kodiak within the next few months. My husband's job would be on a remote part of the island with camp housing at the job site. We'd be able to live there but have three children (14, 11, & 9) and think it'd be wise to have some sort of home base in Kodiak as there are no services near the job site. We are a homeschool family but the boys are very active and will want to be involved at least semi-regularly in some kind of sport (they're currently brown belts in their martial art and love ice hockey, archery, fishing, etc.)

My question is this:

Are there any long-term camping, RV Park, Mobile Home Park-type solutions in town? We've thrown around the idea of ferrying our 5th wheel from the lower 48 if/when we move and are interested in the idea of staying in the RV when we're in Kodiak for the weekends or as activities/appointments dictate. We lived in a similar situation in Montana (though not quite as remote and we could still hop in the truck to go wherever if we wanted) and had rented a large workshop/storage space with a bathroom....do any of the storage facilities in Kodiak offer anything similar?

I can only find out so much online and we're not far enough along in the process with this employer that I'm ready to start making firm inquiries or plans, just researching!

Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:35 AM
 
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Hello,

There is a possibility we'll be relocating to Kodiak within the next few months. My husband's job would be on a remote part of the island with camp housing at the job site. We'd be able to live there but have three children (14, 11, & 9) and think it'd be wise to have some sort of home base in Kodiak as there are no services near the job site. We are a homeschool family but the boys are very active and will want to be involved at least semi-regularly in some kind of sport (they're currently brown belts in their martial art and love ice hockey, archery, fishing, etc.)

My question is this:

Are there any long-term camping, RV Park, Mobile Home Park-type solutions in town? We've thrown around the idea of ferrying our 5th wheel from the lower 48 if/when we move and are interested in the idea of staying in the RV when we're in Kodiak for the weekends or as activities/appointments dictate. We lived in a similar situation in Montana (though not quite as remote and we could still hop in the truck to go wherever if we wanted) and had rented a large workshop/storage space with a bathroom....do any of the storage facilities in Kodiak offer anything similar?

I can only find out so much online and we're not far enough along in the process with this employer that I'm ready to start making firm inquiries or plans, just researching!

Any help would be much appreciated, thank you!
I just sent a message to a friend that recently moved to kodiak.
You do realize that the area you want to live in and here your husbands job is won't be connected right?
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:41 AM
 
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I just sent a message to a friend that recently moved to kodiak.
You do realize that the area you want to live in and here your husbands job is won't be connected right?
Thank you! Yes, I do realize that. The company flies its employees (and families) back to Kodiak at the end of the work week and then back to the job site on Sunday. Our main house would be in the camp housing at the work site but we are hoping to find a solution for having a regular place to stay on the weekends (or whenever the kids and I might need to stay in town) in Kodiak.

Been researching land and steel building prices too as that might be a better long-term option.....
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Old 08-04-2016, 02:11 PM
 
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Housing is expensive.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:41 PM
 
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I am sure you already have this information, but if other read this, I can also give a bit of info. We have lived here for a year and ready to get out of here. We are also a homeschool family and quite active. Housing is crazy expensive. We were lucky to find a 3 bedroom house but its a dump and we pay almost 2,000 a month plus we have to pay for all utilities. You can get cheaper ones, yes, but you will still be looking at $1600 or more. The only long term RV park is VFW and when we called it was pretty much booked long term. It is quite boring here. We love hiking and going to the tide pool and we do. The library doesn't have many programs for older kids, I love the ladies there. I tried to get a few programs going, but no one seemed to want to join up. People seem to stay inside and don't want to get together much. There is a homeschool field trip group on FB. I found it very disappointing here to be honest and one of the worse places we have homeschooled. I have heard this from a few other families. This may be a bit biased, but we are use to being able to go to museums, art classes, hands on activities and much more. The 4 H club is really not active and quite boring (we came from a very active club), but supposedly trying to get it more active. I went to 2 meeting and the kids asked not to go back. There is also suppose to be a hiking club for homeschoolers. I hope this helps.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:05 AM
 
Location: SE Alaska
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..The 4 H club is really not active and quite boring (we came from a very active club), but supposedly trying to get it more active. I went to 2 meeting and the kids asked not to go back. There is also suppose to be a hiking club for homeschoolers. I hope this helps.
Consider the Homebridge program, where your kids can have a mix of homeschooling and public school classes.

That way, they could get involved in school activities.
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Old 05-24-2017, 01:33 PM
 
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I am sure you already have this information, but if other read this, I can also give a bit of info. We have lived here for a year and ready to get out of here. We are also a homeschool family and quite active. Housing is crazy expensive. We were lucky to find a 3 bedroom house but its a dump and we pay almost 2,000 a month plus we have to pay for all utilities. You can get cheaper ones, yes, but you will still be looking at $1600 or more. The only long term RV park is VFW and when we called it was pretty much booked long term. It is quite boring here. We love hiking and going to the tide pool and we do. The library doesn't have many programs for older kids, I love the ladies there. I tried to get a few programs going, but no one seemed to want to join up. People seem to stay inside and don't want to get together much. There is a homeschool field trip group on FB. I found it very disappointing here to be honest and one of the worse places we have homeschooled. I have heard this from a few other families. This may be a bit biased, but we are use to being able to go to museums, art classes, hands on activities and much more. The 4 H club is really not active and quite boring (we came from a very active club), but supposedly trying to get it more active. I went to 2 meeting and the kids asked not to go back. There is also suppose to be a hiking club for homeschoolers. I hope this helps.
Sounds like you spend most of your time comparing it to where you came from. Here is not there and there is not here.
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