My girlfriend and I are looking for something new. I think I have sold the "lets try Alaska" bit to her. We are an adventurous couple who love the outdoors. I have a couple loose ends to tie first. I have been looking online at the different areas in AK to live with Anchorage being the first choice. I would like it to be as easy as possible to find some sort of work for both of us, at least until we have explored the area more. We will most likely have one vehicle when we arrive (large 4x4 truck). I have a mechanical background including automotive repair, HVAC, industrial machinery repair. My girlfriend is in retail. Ideally I would like to have a rented room setup before we move.
-Would living in Anchorage be the best choice for an easy oppurtunity to get any sort of employment? I dont want to be pickey right when we get there we just need some sort of income to keep our savings.
- I understand the cost of a rental in Anchorage is more than say an adjacent town. But since we are going to rent a room I think It wont empty out pocket book too fast in comparision to renting our own place. Also when we are looking for a rental, Im going to need a garage. I have alot of tools.
- Would anyone reading this be interested in making some new friends, putting a roof over our head, and take some time to show us the area? I wouldn't expect us to be more than a week or two until we can get a room rented? Of course we would compensate you for it. We are trying to save as much as possible. We could get a hotel room but its just so expensive. Seems like a waste of money. **we wont have any pets.