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Old 01-15-2017, 04:26 PM
 
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But I think the interior mosquitoes are bigger!
Mosquitos don't bother me. It's the no seeums
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Old 01-15-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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The mosquitoes aren't bad because the rain drops are so big that they kill most of them.lol
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Old 01-15-2017, 04:28 PM
 
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The view out my window right now is rain mingling with fog mingling with shadows.

The average person here can't afford to buy a home, which is why we've got these hideous trailer parks all over the place. These waterfront properties have great views, btw, until your home blows away. 100 mph winds are just a part of life...stuff doesn't last here, either. My house is less than 30 years old and needs a new deck.
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Old 01-15-2017, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Anchorage
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Mosquitos don't bother me. It's the no seeums
Whitesocks!
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Old 01-15-2017, 05:11 PM
 
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The view out my window right now is rain mingling with fog mingling with shadows.

The average person here can't afford to buy a home, which is why we've got these hideous trailer parks all over the place. These waterfront properties have great views, btw, until your home blows away. 100 mph winds are just a part of life...stuff doesn't last here, either. My house is less than 30 years old and needs a new deck.
One day we will end up in SE. The views are to die for. Right now the cost is to high.
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Old 01-16-2017, 10:55 PM
 
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That's what I thought. I read that it can cost a lot of money to run power out to a rural lot.

I'd rather have a yurt than that shack:

Alaskan Tough Yurts | Nomad Shelter Yurts | Quality Alaskan Yurts | Used Yurts for Sale | Buy a Yurt | How to Build Yurts | Yurt Manufacturers | Yurts Sales
Do you have any experience with this company? I've been looking at these for employee housing.
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Alexander Archipelago
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Yurts? Jeezus, those don't look warm enough for minus anything. What's the R value of those walls and roofs, I wonder?

Maybe Ok for SE.
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:16 PM
 
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There are yurts all over the state except for perhaps the slope, so people aren't freezing in them. This particular company has a really good reputation.
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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My good friend worked for the company for sometime down in Homer and I have been to their place. They do make quality yurts.

A yurt equipped with a wood stove, especially the smaller yurts, will heat you right out of there in any temp, as long as the fire is burning. They do have some insulation, but without a fire going, it's going to get cold quick.

Their 40 foot version may be harder to heat in sub zero temps. That's a lot of space to heat. The 40 foot ones also cost as much as a good sized framed out cabin, if not more. I'd go with multiple smaller yurts.

I see their 16 footers for sale for $8k on CL all the time. That's about 200 sq feet. That doesn't include the platform it needs to go on.

I do believe there is a couple yurts up by kotzebue. If you're prepared to throw enough wood on the fire you can stay warm.

Pacificdomes.com is also cool for semi portable buildings, but I am biased to geodesic domes .
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:27 PM
 
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^^^ I've been thinking of getting a bunch of small ones and putting them up on Air B and B.
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