Bob Hastings here
the wife and I are looking at retiring early and we're pretty dead set on Alaska. I'd like to set up a small house (3 room; living/kitchen area, bedroom and a bathroom, i.e, with a wood fired tub and a composting toilet) on a piece of riverfront property (Got my eye on a few that are within 20-40 miles of a decent sized city).
I had visited another forum and got more negative replies than positive, so I come to you good folks
I'm mid 40's in excellent shape(Retired military and police officer) and I have the drive to make something like this happen.
I've already got plans to buy an STX Jet Boat and a couple of snow machines. Already have an Old Town square back canoe with a 5hp motor
I've been planning this for 25 years, calculated in the "What ifs" and think I have a pretty good plan.
I've got experience in building log homes (One of the planning phases over 25 years) and I'm positive I can do this.
I've also got a monthly military retirement and a good nest egg that should last quite a good while
So again, I come to you good people. Tell me everything you know and think that I need to know
Thanks in advance