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    Default Yearly RV land rental

    My wife, my daughter and I are moving up to Alaska in June of 2020. One of our ideas is to convert a school bus, pack it with 6 inches of closed cell spray foam insulation put in a wood stove and look for a lot to rent. The idea is to save us money instead of renting a house/apartment. We are accustomed to the small space anyhow (we have lived in a 200 square foot tiny home for the last 3 years).

    So I guess the question would be is this a thing people are willing to do in the Fairbanks area? Rent or lease land for an RV to full time it through the winter? I feel people would probably be concerned about liability issues or something

    i am hesitant to look at RV parks because in my experience (lower 48 experience) they are always packed full of meth heads, crazy alcoholics, heroin addicts or some form of people I would not be comfortable having my young daughter around.

    anyway sorry for the long post thanks for any reaponses!

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    Many years ago I was in AK at our cabin for my summer visit. A gal was trying to shoe horn a tiny Airstream trailer between the trees onto her property/lot. She talked about living there full time. I thought she'd freeze to death the first winter. Many years latter she's still living there; tarps & add ons all around her Airstream.

    Most RV parks shut down for winter. We had reservations in one for early spring when we moved our trailer up to start our home building experience. The place was still frozen so it was dry camping. We could dry camp on our land for a lot less!

    Our home construction was not done until mid-December and we lived in our trailer until then. First the water (hose) froze and then the sewer pipe froze. It got so cold the refer would not work. I got real friendly with the local propane guy!

    We're in a warmer area than Fairbanks. Our area is getting more homes built over time. It is also littered with small cabins and remains of rv stuff where people tried to make it and gave up. It can be done. Good luck!

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    Or you could use a conex. But anyway, just what every neighborhood wants. Squaters living in a bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeRoss View Post
    Or you could use a conex. But anyway, just what every neighborhood wants. Squaters living in a bus.
    Well, it's one thing to live in a bus or shack for awhile when building a main house....I can respect that. But it's the people in the neighborhood that live in said bus or shack forever. Yeah, just what everybody wants.....really adds to the value of the actual REAL houses in the neighborhood!......lol.
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    I'd suggest getting an job and buying a real house or cabin

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