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Old 10-06-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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I think this is so great people with applicable skills and knowledge are helping me out. So my husband is mainly a tile setter but has done various construction jobs, we've redone our current house and purchased a fixer upper. For what it's worth we think we got a steal due to nasty divorce hence busted pipes. But he isn't a plumber or electrical. We still have to finish out second story on the inside.

Would it be worth the trip to fly up now while tickets are cheap scope the place out get measurements and then bring up building supplies when we move? Or just buy local once were there.
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Old 10-07-2016, 08:21 AM
 
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If you decide to take either the Prince Rupert or drive all the way option be sure everyone and everything coming along for the drive can get into Canada.
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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Would it be worth the trip to fly up now while tickets are cheap scope the place out get measurements and then bring up building supplies when we move? Or just buy local once were there.
Tickets are cheap? It may be worth it then, if not financially then certainly psychologically.

I'd be anxious to check out the place too. Weren't you expecting some sort of inspection report?

Is this place on the electrical grid, or not? If it is, I'd do electric heat with a wood stove back up.

Don't know about the local price of building materials in Haines, but I did see a Juneau construction contractor up there this past summer, working on his own place, and he had brought a big truck of building materials on the ferry from Juneau. There is a Home Depot in Juneau, but their prices are not better-maybe more costly- than the local lumber yards there. (Don Abel and Valley Lumber)

I know another man building in Haines who dismantled and shipped up an entire log house from Idaho.

Hopefully you won't need that much in the way of materials and can just buy locally.
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Just wondering what happened? I lived in Haines for a couple of years, plenty of ex Texans there.
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