For homesteaders Bryan and Laura Emerson, a trip to town doesn’t involve a quick drive in the family car. In fact, in their neck of the woods, nothing is quick. And they’re perfectly fine with that.
Bryan and Laura live on a lake in the bush of Alaska, where they are a 20-minute float plane trip to the nearest road. They’re also this week’s guests on Off The Grid Radio, and they tell us what it’s like to live 100 percent off-grid in the heart of America’s “Last Frontier” – in a location that gets 20 hours of sunlight.
They also share with us:
- How they generate electricity and obtain water.
- What they grow, store and eat in such a unique climate.
- How they make money by telecommuting.
- Why they don’t have indoor plumbing.
- How Laura survived a frightening encounter with a bear … on their property.
- Why they ditched the city life for the bush.
Finally, Bryan and Laura provide tips for people who are considering moving off-grid, even to Alaska. We were inspired by their story, and you will be, too!